David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars


Parent genres: Pop, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Allan Kozinn, AVGuide (USA) - The 100 Greatest Pop Albums of the Century (2000) No Order
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 43
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of Album Chartmakers by Year (1981) 28
Edna Gundersen, USA Today (USA) - Top 40 Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 34
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 47
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 23
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (USA) - Most Significant Rock Albums (2006) No Order
IE (USA) - 50 Great Albums, a Rock Time Capsule (1999) No Order
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 56
Out (USA) - The 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums (2008) 1
Paste (USA) - The 70 Best Albums of the 1970s (2012) 12
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1977) 47
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 90
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Albums of the 70's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2004) 81
Popblerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2013) 11
Radio WXPN (USA) - The 100 Most Progressive Albums (1996) 20
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rod Underhill (USA) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (2003) 78
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 35
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years (1987) 6
Stereophile (USA) - 40 Years of Stereophile: The 40 (+94) Essential Albums (2002) No Order
The Recording Academy Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) Winner
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 55
The Sun (Canada) - The Best Albums from 1971 to 2000 (2001) No Order
Time (USA) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2006) No Order
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 70s, by Year (2005) 3
Trouser (USA) - The Best Albums from 1970-79 (1980) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 48
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 70s (2006) No Order
Classic Rock (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Rock Albums Ever (2006) 5
FACT (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1970s (2014) 62
Geoff Brown et al (UK) - 25 Albums That Rocked the World (2008) No Order
Guitarist (UK) - 101 Essential Guitar Albums (2000) 11
Guitarist (UK) - The Top 50 Most Influential Guitar Albums of All Time (1994) 33
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (2006) 50
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 6
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 34
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made (1995) 29
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007) 31
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums (1974) 27
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 40
NME (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2006) 63
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 23
NME UK - The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime (2012) No Order
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2000) 25
Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004) 6
Q (UK) - The 50 Best Albums of the 70s (1998) 11
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1970-1979 (2004) 6
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Rhythm (UK) - The 50 Greatest Drum Albums (2007) 45
Sean Egan (UK) - 100 Albums That Changed Music (2006) No Order
Sean O'Hagan, The Observer (UK) - Fifty Years of Pop (2004) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1986) 4
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The Guardian (UK) - Guardian Writers' Favourite Albums Ever (2013) 17
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 7
The Observer (UK) - 50 Albums That Changed Music 1956-2006 (2006) 11
The Observer (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums (2004) 11
The Rough Guide - Rock: 100 Essential CDs (1999) No Order
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 25
Time Out (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 44
Times Online (UK) - The 20 Most Influential Albums (2008) 3
Uncut (UK) - 100 Rock and Movie Icons (2005) 7
Vox (UK) - 100 Records that Shook the World (1991) No Order
Zig Zag (UK) - Gillett & Frith's 100 Essential Rock Albums (1975) No Order
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 6
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 20
Dagbladet (Norway) - The Best Albums of the Century (1999) No Order
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 40
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 2
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 18
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 47
Schlager (Sweden) - The 30 Best Albums of All Time (1984) 13
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 8
Soundi (Finland) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1995) 12
Nieuwe Revu (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1994) 77
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 20th Century (1987) 45
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 70s (1979) 2
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 45
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 25
Max Magazine (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 17
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 25
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 38
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 120
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 55
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1970s (2009) 11
Spex (Germany) - The 100 Albums of the Century (1999) 65
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 54
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 1
Crossroads (France) - 108 Essential Albums from 1969-72 (2009) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 21
Florent Mazzolenni (France) - Introduction to an Ideal Rock Discography (2005) No Order
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 12
Nicolas Dupuy (France) - The 100 Best Rock Albums (2010) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Telerama (France) - 50 LPs in the History of Rock (2004) 12
Telerama (France) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993) No Order
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008) No Order
Juan Vitoria (Spain) - The 100 Best Rock Albums (1993) No Order
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000) 11
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1970s (1988) 7
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 6
Alternative Melbourne (Australia) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (1996) 20
Juice (Australia) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 30
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
CDNOW (Japan) - 100 Essential Albums (2001?) 10
List by Japanese Critics - 100 Essential Albums (1998?) No Order
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Yediot Ahonot (Israel) - Top 99 Albums of All Time (1999) 1
Epoca (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1988) 7
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The 200 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1998) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002) 21-50
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Tylko Rock (Poland) - 100 Albums that Shook Polish Rock (1999) 63
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 11
Switch (Mexico) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade B+
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 0-5 Stars (USA, 1979 and/or 1983) 3 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3.5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Slant (USA) - The 50 Most Essential Pop Albums (2004) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 8
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 10
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 5 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 5 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 5 Stars
José Ramón Pardo (Spain) - The 1000 Best Pop-Rock Albums, Ratings 1-5 (1997) 4.5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6.5
End of Year Lists
Creem (USA) - Albums of the Year 1


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