Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Imperial Bedroom


Parent genres: Pop, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 78
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (USA) - Most Significant Rock Albums (2006) No Order
KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records from the 80s (2002) 81
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1980s (2002) 58
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 38
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 166
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 59
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 80s, by Year (2006) 4
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 29
Mojo (UK) - The 80 Greatest Albums from the 80s (2007) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums (1985) 31
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 141
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 316
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 38
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
Time Out (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 18
Uncut (UK) - 100 Rock and Movie Icons (2005) 96
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 32
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 8
Schlager (Sweden) - The 30 Best Albums of All Time (1984) 16
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 47
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 30
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 22
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 18
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Blow Up (Italy) - 600 Essential Albums (2005) No Order
Buscadero (Italy) - The 120 Best Albums of the 1980s (1989) 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
Rockstar (Italy) - The 100 Albums of the 80s (1989) 11
Velvet (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 18
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) 4 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3.5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 3.5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 9
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 8
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) 5 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
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6
End of Year Lists
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Hot Press (Ireland) - Albums of the Year 1
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 2
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year 6
Schlager (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 8
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 11


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