Greatest albums by female artists

Last updated 15:49 23/06/2012

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Soul legend Aretha Franklin's breakthrough record has been voted the greatest album ever released by a female artist.

Franklin's I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You topped the poll by music magazine Rolling Stone, beating out fellow veterans Joni Mitchell and Patti Smith as well as new voices like Adele.

The top 10 albums are listed below. To see the full 50 click here.

1. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin, 1967

2. Blue by Joni Mitchell, 1971

3. Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield, 1969

4. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, 1977

5. Horses by Patti Smith, 1975

6. 21 by Adele, 2011

7. Under Construction by Missy Elliott, 2002

8. Parallel Lines by Blondie, 1978

9. Anthology by The Supremes, 1974

10. The Singles by Bikini Kill, 1998

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