Middle of the Road (2007 Remaster)
Label: Rhino/Warner Records
With two key members OD'ing, it looked like the Pretenders were finished. Instead, Chrissie Hynde and the band came back with its best-selling -- and finest -- album. Once again, FM rock, New Wave and punk fans came together for an LP loaded with too many classics tracks to mention. Hell, we can't help ourselves: how great is "Back on the Chain Gang"?