Lou Reed
Transformer


Parent genres: Pop, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Out (USA) - The 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums (2008) 17
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 100
Popblerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2013) 73
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rod Underhill (USA) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (2003) 51
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 194
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 46
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Catalog entry
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 70s, by Year (2005) 2
Attitude (UK) - Top 50 Gay Albums of All Time 21
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
Eagle Rock (UK/USA) - Classic Albums TV Series (1997-2002) No Order
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 26
Mojo (UK) - 70 of the Greatest Albums of the 70s (2006) No Order
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made (1995) 45
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - 101 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2014) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 55
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 72
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 75
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 50 Best Albums of the 70s (1998) 22
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1970-1979 (2004) 20
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1986) 37
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The Anarchist (UK) - The 33 Best Albums Ever (1997) 21
The Guardian (UK) - Guardian Writers' Favourite Albums Ever (2013) 17
The Guardian (UK) - My Favourite Album Series (2011) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 23
The Rough Guide - Rock: 100 Essential CDs (1999) No Order
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 4
Time Out (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 61
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 68
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 34
Aloha (Netherlands) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1999) 24
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 20th Century (1987) 67
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) 43
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 76
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 146
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1970s (2009) 22
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2004 and 2011) No Order
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 8
Crossroads (France) - 108 Essential Albums from 1969-72 (2009) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 56
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) 21
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 250 Best Albums from 1966-1991 (1991) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 300 Best Albums from 1965-1995 (1995) 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) 44
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008) No Order
Discoplay (Spain) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 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) 13
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1970s (1988) 38
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 33
Alternative Melbourne (Australia) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (1996) 76
Juice (Australia) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 36
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Epoca (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1988) 42
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The 200 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1998) No Order
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
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 4.5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4 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) 4 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 4 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 9
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 4 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) GOLD
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 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 13


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