XTC
Black Sea


Parent genres: Pop, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of Album Chartmakers by Year (1981) 30
Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004) 51
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 10
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 5
Crossroads (France) - 120 Essential Albums from 1979-86 (2010) No Order
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
CDNOW (Japan) - 100 Essential Albums (2001?) 88
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 53
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 3.5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade B+
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 0-5 Stars (USA, 1979 and/or 1983) 4 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 4 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 6
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 7
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 3 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 4 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6.5
End of Year Lists
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 62
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year 7
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 19


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