The Greatest Album Released By A Female Artist Is...

June 23rd, 2012 6:00pm EDT

Aretha Franklin Move over Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna. Queen of soul Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You" has topped a new poll to find the greatest albums released by female artists.

Franklin's 1967 breakthrough album beat out challenges from Joni Mitchell's "Blue" and "Dusty in Memphis" by Dusty Springfield to claim the prime spot in Rolling Stone magazine's new countdown.

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," featuring the talents of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, also made the top five, as did Patti Smith's "Horses."

The top 10 list is:

1. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
2. Blue by Joni Mitchell
3. Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield
4. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
5. Horses by Patti Smith
6. 21 by Adele
7. Under Construction by Missy Elliott
8. Parallel Lines by Blondie
9. Anthology by The Supremes
10. The Singles by Bikini Kill

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