The Hold Steady
Boys and Girls in America


Parent genres: Alternative Rock, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 32
Glide (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 2
Kitsap Sun (USA) - The Top 101 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 15
Paste (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 11
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 64
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s (2014) 34
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 (+50) Albums of the 2000s (2012) 48
Rhapsody (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 70
Slant (USA) - Top 250 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 75
Stylus Decade (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 79
Under the Radar (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 163
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 59
No Ripcord (UK) - Top Albums 2000-2009 (2012) 83
Rock's Back Pages (UK) - Top 176 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 66.5
Uncut (UK) - Top 150 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 27
Crossroads (France) - Top 115 Albums of the 2000s (2010) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4 Stars
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A-
Metacritic (Metascore 0-100, Weighted Average of Reviews from USA and UK) 85
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
A.V. Club (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Amazon.com (USA) - Albums of the Year 26
Baltimore City Paper (USA) - Albums of the Year 5
Billboard (USA) - Albums of the Year 7
Blender (USA) - Albums of the Year 7
Cokemachineglow.com (Canada) - Albums of the Year 43
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics Poll - Albums of the Year 6
Glide (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
HARP (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Idolator (USA) - Albums of the Year (Jackin' Pop Poll) 3
Pitchfork (USA) - Albums of the Year 5
PopMatters (USA) - Albums of the Year 2
Prefix (USA) - Albums of the Year 26
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year 8
Spin (USA) - Albums of the Year 21
Static Multimedia (USA) - Albums of the Year 12
Stylus (USA) - Albums of the Year 7
Treble (USA) - Albums of the Year 17
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 4
eMusic (USA) - Albums of the Year 4
woxy.com (USA) - Albums of the Year 79
Amazon.co.uk (UK) - Top Albums of 2007 No Order
Mojo (UK) - Top Albums of 2007 12
NME (UK) - Top Albums of 2007 25
Planet Sound (UK) - Top Albums of 2007 10
Q (UK) - Top Albums of 2007 9
The Guardian (UK) - Top Albums of 2007 3
The Observer (UK) - Top Albums of 2007 46
UNCUT (UK) - Top Albums of 2007 7
musicOMH (UK) - Top Albums of 2007 70.5
Gaffa (Denmark) - Top Foreign Albums of 2007 40
Musikbyrån (Sweden) - Top Albums of 2007 7
Sonic (Sweden) - Top Albums of 2007 23


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