Pretenders
Pretenders

Genres: New Wave

Parent genres: Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Bill Shapiro (USA) - The Top 100 Rock Compact Discs (1991) No Order
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of Album Chartmakers by Year (1981) 20
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 538
Frank Moriarty (USA) - Seventies Rock: Top Albums of the Seventies (2003) No Order
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 72
Jimmy Guterman (USA) - The Best Rock and Roll Records (online version) No Order
KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records from the 80s (2002) 12
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 177
LA Times (USA) - The Top 10 Albums of the 1980s (1989) 2
Neil Strauss (USA) - The 100 Most Influential Alternative Albums (1993) No Order
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 62
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 62
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2012) 51
Radio WXPN (USA) - The 100 Most Progressive Albums (1996) 67
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - 50 Essential Female Albums (2002) 12
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time (2013) 13
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 20
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 155
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years (1987) 42
Rolling Stone (USA) - Women Who Rock: 50 Greatest Albums (2012) 14
SheWired (USA) - The 100 Greatest Lesbian Albums of All Time (2011) 39
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 64
Spin (USA) - 100 Alternative Albums (1995) 32
The Sun (Canada) - The Best Albums from 1971 to 2000 (2001) No Order
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Catalog entry
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 52
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s (2006) No Order
Classic Rock (UK) - The 150 Greatest Debut Albums Ever (2010) 1
Elvis Costello - 500 Albums You Need (2000) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Guitarist (UK) - 101 Essential Guitar Albums (2000) 11
NME (UK) - Classic Albums No Order
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 96
The Rough Guide - Rock: 100 Essential CDs (1999) No Order
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 69
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) 48
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 65
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 88
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 79
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 34
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 6
Crossroads (France) - 120 Essential Albums from 1979-86 (2010) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 296
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
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 44
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Nicolas Dupuy (France) - The 100 Best Rock Albums (2010) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) No Order
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
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of 1980-86 (1987) 20
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 95
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 86
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 20
BigO (Singapore) - The 100 Best Albums from 1975 to 1995 (1995) 98
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Yediot Ahonot (Israel) - Top 99 Albums of All Time (1999) 89
Viceversa (Italy) - 100 Rock Albums (1996) 80
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 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) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 10
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 8
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) 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 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 4
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year 5


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