Here is the list National Public Radio generated as part of its “Turning the Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women” project:

1 | Joni Mitchell | Blue | 1971

2 | Lauryn Hill | The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill | 1998

3 | Nina Simone | I Put a Spell on You | 1965

4 | Aretha Franklin | I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You | 1967

5 | Missy Elliott | Supa Dupa Fly | 1997

6 | Beyoncé | Lemonade | 2016

7 | Patti Smith | Horses | 1975

8 | Janis Joplin | Pearl | 1971

9 | Amy Winehouse | Back to Black | 2006

10 | Carole King | Tapestry | 1971

11 | Dolly Parton | Coat of Many Colors | 1971

12 | Erykah Badu | Baduizm | 1997

13 | Madonna | Like a Prayer | 1989

14 | Whitney Houston | Whitney Houston | 1985

15 | Diana Ross & the Supremes | Where Did Our Love Go | 1964

16 | Fleetwood Mac | Rumours | 1977

17 | Janet Jackson | Control | 1986

18 | Lucinda Williams | Car Wheels on a Gravel Road | 1998

19 | Selena | Amor prohibido | 1994

20 | The Ronettes | Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica | 1964

21 | PJ Harvey | Rid of Me | 1993

22 | Sade | Diamond Life | 1984

23 | Aretha Franklin | Amazing Grace | 1972

24 | Loretta Lynn | Coal Miner's Daughter | 1970

25 | Ani DiFranco | Little Plastic Castle | 1998

26 | TLC | CrazySexyCool | 1994

27 | Tori Amos | Little Earthquakes | 1992

28 | Nina Simone | Nina Simone Sings the Blues | 1967

29 | Alanis Morissette | Jagged Little Pill | 1995

30 | Adele | 21 | 2011

31 | Liz Phair | Exile in Guyville | 1993

32 | Björk | Post | 1995

33 | Queen Latifah | All Hail the Queen | 1989

34 | Tina Turner | Private Dancer | 1984

35 | Blondie | Parallel Lines | 1978

36 | Grace Jones | Nightclubbing | 1981

37 | Kate Bush | Hounds of Love | 1985

38 | Odetta | It's a Mighty World | 1964

39 | Gillian Welch | Time (The Revelator) | 2001

40 | The Staple Singers | Be Altitude: Respect Yourself | 1972

41 | Tracy Chapman | Tracy Chapman | 1988

42 | Ella Fitzgerald | Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book | 1964

43 | M.I.A. | Kala | 2007

44 | Heart | Dreamboat Annie | 1976

45 | Dusty Springfield | Dusty in Memphis | 1969

46 | Emmylou Harris | Wrecking Ball | 1995

47 | Celia Cruz | Son con Guaguanco | 1966

48 | Etta James | Rocks the House | 1964

49 | Rickie Lee Jones | Pirates | 1981

50 | Hole | Live Through This | 1994

51 | Sarah Vaughan | Sassy Swings Again | 1967

52 | Bonnie Raitt | Nick of Time | 1989

53 | Linda Ronstadt | Heart Like a Wheel | 1974

54 | Nico | Chelsea Girl | 1967

55 | The Go-Go's | Beauty and the Beat | 1981

56 | X-Ray Spex | Germfree Adolescents | 1978

57 | Mary J. Blige | What's the 411? | 1992

58 | Labelle | Nightbirds | 1974

59 | Indigo Girls | Indigo Girls | 1989

60 | Pretenders | Pretenders | 1980

61 | Destiny's Child | The Writing's on the Wall | 1999

62 | Dixie Chicks | Wide Open Spaces | 1998

63 | Madonna | Like a Virgin | 1984

64 | Spice Girls | Spice | 1996

65 | Cassandra Wilson | Blue Light 'Til Dawn | 1993

66 | Miriam Makeba | Pata Pata | 1967

67 | Sinéad O'Connor | I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got | 1990

68 | Rosanne Cash | King's Record Shop | 1987

69 | Cyndi Lauper | She's So Unusual | 1983

70 | Stevie Nicks | Bella Donna | 1981

71 | Salt-N-Pepa | Blacks' Magic | 1990

72 | The Runaways | The Runaways | 1976

73 | Astrud Gilberto | The Astrud Gilberto Album | 1965

74 | The Raincoats | The Raincoats | 1979

75 | Donna Summer | Bad Girls | 1979

76 | Tammy Wynette | Stand by Your Man | 1969

77 | Aaliyah | Aaliyah | 2001

78 | Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares [credited here to The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Choir] | Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares | 1987

79 | Portishead | Dummy | 1994

80 | Laurie Anderson | Big Science | 1982

81 | Sleater-Kinney | Dig Me Out | 1997

82 | Laura Nyro | New York Tendaberry | 1969

83 | Bobbie Gentry | Ode to Billie Joe | 1967

84 | Roberta Flack | First Take | 1969

85 | Joan Baez | Diamonds & Rust | 1975

86 | Alice Coltrane | Journey in Satchidananda | 1971

87 | X | Los Angeles | 1980

88 | k.d. lang | Ingénue | 1992

89 | Shania Twain | Come on Over | 1997

90 | Barbra Streisand [The Original Broadway Cast] | Funny Girl | 1964

91 | Alison Krauss & Union Station | New Favorite | 2001

92 | Meshell Ndegeocello | Peace Beyond Passion | 1996

93 | Britney Spears | ...Baby One More Time | 1999

94 | Sheryl Crow | Tuesday Night Music Club | 1993

95 | Shakira | ¿Donde están los ladrones? | 1998

96 | Lil' Kim | Hard Core | 1996

97 | Mariah Carey | Daydream | 1995

98 | Bikini Kill | Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah | 1993

99 | Taylor Swift | Fearless | 2008

100 | Buffy Sainte-Marie | It's My Way! | 1964

101 | Eurythmics | Touch | 1983

102 | Alabama Shakes | Sound & Color | 2015

103 | Umm Kulthum | Enta omri (You Are My Life) | 1964

104 | ESG | Come Away with ESG | 1983

105 | Sheila E. | The Glamorous Life | 1984

106 | No Doubt | Tragic Kingdom | 1995

107 | The Shangri-Las | Leader of the Pack | 1965

108 | Gladys Knight & the Pips | Imagination | 1973

109 | Against Me! | Transgender Dysphoria Blues | 2014

110 | Miranda Lambert | Platinum | 2014

111 | Diamanda Galás | The Litanies of Satan | 1982

112 | Mercedes Sosa | Mercedes Sosa en Argentina | 1982

113 | Aretha Franklin | Young, Gifted and Black | 1972

114 | Reba McEntire | Rumor Has It | 1990

115 | La Lupe & Tito Puente | La pareja | 1978

116 | Macy Gray | On How Life Is | 1999

117 | Joan Jett | I Love Rock 'n' Roll | 1981

118 | Chaka Khan | I Feel for You | 1984

119 | The Slits | Cut | 1979

120 | Anita Baker | Rapture | 1986

121 | Joni Mitchell | Hejira | 1976

122 | Siouxsie and the Banshees | The Scream | 1978

123 | Cris Williamson | The Changer and the Changed: A Record of the Times | 1975

124 | Carly Simon | No Secrets | 1972

125 | Fiona Apple | Tidal | 1996

126 | The Carpenters | A Song for You | 1972

127 | Sonic Youth | Sister | 1987

128 | Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster & Panaiotis | Deep Listening | 1989

129 | Marianne Faithfull | Broken English | 1979

130 | Teena Marie | Wild and Peaceful | 1979

131 | Shirley Horn | I Thought About You - Live at Vine St. | 1987

132 | Shelby Lynne | I Am Shelby Lynne | 2000

133 | Fanny | Fanny Hill | 1972

134 | Solange | A Seat at the Table | 2016

135 | The B-52's | The B-52's | 1979

136 | Yoko Ono | Plastic Ono Band | 1970

137 | Ofra Haza | 50 Gates of Wisdom (Yemenite Songs) | 1987

138 | Cocteau Twins | Heaven or Las Vegas | 1990

139 | The Bangles | All Over the Place | 1984

140 | Norah Jones | Come Away with Me | 2002

141 | Joanna Newsom | Ys | 2006

142 | Iris DeMent | My Life | 1993

143 | Robyn | Body Talk | 2010

144 | The Breeders | Last Splash | 1993

145 | Oumou Sangaré | Moussolou (Women) | 1989

146 | Patty Griffin | Flaming Red | 1998

147 | Meredith Monk | Dolmen Music | 1981

148 | Terri Lyne Carrington | The Mosaic Project | 2011

149 | Alicia Keys | Songs in A Minor | 2001

150 | The Roches | The Roches | 1979

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Entertainment and county government reporter

Randy Erickson covers arts and entertainment and county government for the La Crosse Tribune. Contact him at 608-791-8219 or randy.erickson@lee.net.

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