Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world

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Etta James, 'At Last!'

20. Etta James, 'At Last!'

Chess, 1961

The epitome of wide-screen soul, nothing on this landmark of variegated R&B, blues and standards is less than thrilling – not the swoop of the immortal title song, the raunch of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You" or the delicate phrasing of ye olde "Stormy Weather."

Essential moment: "At(tuh) laaast ...."

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