Land: Horses / Land of a Thousand Dances / La Mer(de) (Live)
Label: Arista / Columbia / Legacy
Apart from Smith's revelatory demolition of "Gloria," Horses features the poetess/Keith Richards-worshipper at her freshest and most effective. Later records did some weirder stuff, but none of them had the perfection of "Redondo Beach" and "Kimberly." "Break It Up, "Free Money" and the bizarro title track are great, too.