Ry Cooder
Paradise and Lunch


Parent genres: Country, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Jimmy Guterman (USA) - The Best Rock and Roll Records (online version) No Order
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1977) 109
Rolling Stone (USA) - Steve Pond's 50 (+27) Essential Albums of the 70s (1990) 51
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Elvis Costello - 500 Albums You Need (2000) No Order
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 87
Karl Bruckmaier (Switzerland) - 101 Most Important Albums of Rock History (1998) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 175
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
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
Velvet (Italy) - The 20 Best Albums of the 70s (1990) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4.5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A-
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 0-5 Stars (USA, 1979 and/or 1983) 5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3 Stars
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) 4 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4 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) 7
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 15
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 35
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 22


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