500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

The Meters, 'Look-Ka Py Py'
220/500

220. The Meters, 'Look-Ka Py Py'

Josie, 1970

The New Orleans rhythm killers' second album exemplifies their foundational groove. These instrumentals – sampled by rappers including Nas and N.W.A – are funk of the gods, with George Porter Jr.'s monster bass and the incredible off-the-beat drumming of Ziggy Modeliste.

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