500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

The Pretenders, 'Pretenders'

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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