500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

The Pretenders, 'Pretenders'
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155. The Pretenders, 'Pretenders'

Sire, 1980

After years of writing record reviews and hanging with the Sex Pistols, Chrissie Hynde put together a band as tough as she was. Pretenders is filled with no-nonsense rock like "Brass in Pocket," a meditation on ambition and seduction that stands as one of New Wave's greatest radio moments.

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