500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Whitney Houston, 'Whitney Houston'
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257. Whitney Houston, 'Whitney Houston'

Arista, 1985

She had been a model and a nightclub singer when she cut this smooth R&B debut. Her vocal gifts and technique are astounding; even slick tracks such as "Greatest Love of All" stick. Best song: "How Will I Know," perky synth funk evoking Houston's family friend Aretha Franklin.

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