500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Public Image Ltd., 'Metal Box'
500
461/500

461. Public Image Ltd., 'Metal Box'

Virgin, 1979

After the Sex Pistols imploded, Johnny Rotten reclaimed his real name  – John Lydon – and started a bold new band. PiL played eerie art punk with dub bass and slashing guitar. Metal Box (retitled Second Edition in the U.S.) originally came as three vinyl discs in a metal film canister.

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