Carole King's Tapestry has the most appropriate name for the timeless classic that it has become. Almost every song is recognizable to nearly anyone that listens to it and usually becomes an instant classic to even those who have had the misfortune of never coming across it. Very few albums hold the strange and charming power that Tapestry does.
This is pretty much a compilation of all these famous songs I've heard throughout my life, but never known who wrote or sang them. Who doesn't know all the lyrics for You've Got a Friend, Feel Like a Natural Woman, or even Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Every single song is a classic that will unfortunately be far more memorable than this album, or even Carole King herself.
Carole King was a prodigy as a teenager for songwriting, with hits like "The Loco-Motion" and "Up On The Roof." Here she displays just how well she can translate her own songs herself. King does an excellent job of not trying to fit in by being sexual, like Tina Turner, or wailing like Janis Joplin. She is simply herself, which makes this album all the better.