Michael Jackson
Thriller


Parent genres: R&B



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Amazon.com (USA) - The 10 Best Albums by Decade (1999) 9
Barnes & Noble.com (USA) - The Best Music of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 3
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009) No Order
Chuck Eddy (USA) - The Accidental Evolution of Rock'n'Roll (1997) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 4
Edna Gundersen, USA Today (USA) - Top 40 Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 4
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Greatest CDs of All Time (1993) 24
Flavorwire (USA) - The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own 1963-2013 No Order
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 13
Jim Farber, NY Daily News (USA) - The 10 Best Albums of the 1980s (2014) 7
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 62
LA Times (USA) - The Top 10 Albums of the 1980s (1989) 8
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, the Album of the Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 3
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 23
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Albums of the 80's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1980s (2002) 27
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2012) 1
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) 7
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time (2014) 1
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 20
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years (1987) 85
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 1
Stereophile (USA) - 40 Years of Stereophile: The 40 (+94) Essential Albums (2002) No Order
Stylus (USA) - Top 101-200 Albums of All time (2004) 158
The Recording Academy Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) Winner
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 64
The Sun (Canada) - The Best Albums from 1971 to 2000 (2001) No Order
Time (USA) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2006) No Order
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 80s, by Year (2006) 3
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 23
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Geoff Brown et al (UK) - 25 Albums That Rocked the World (2008) No Order
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (2006) 54
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 43
Melody Maker (UK) - Significant Albums from '82 and '85 (1989) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007) 33
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) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 131
NME UK - The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime (2012) No Order
NME UK) - Nominations For the Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 2
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1980-2004 (2004) 4
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Sean Egan (UK) - 100 Albums That Changed Music (2006) No Order
Sean O'Hagan, The Observer (UK) - Fifty Years of Pop (2004) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 21
The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock: Classic Recordings (2008) No Order
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 6
The Observer (UK) - 50 Albums That Changed Music 1956-2006 (2006) 39
The Rough Guide - Soul: 100 Essential CDs (2000) No Order
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 97
The Wire (UK) - The 100 Most Important Records Ever Made (1992) No Order
Times Online (UK) - The 20 Most Influential Albums (2008) 12
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 61
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 9
Dagbladet (Norway) - The Best Albums of the Century (1999) No Order
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 49
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 42
Slitz (Sweden) - 3 National and 3 Foreign Albums by Year 1980-94 (1995) No Order
Tor Milde (Norway) - The 100 Best Pop and Rock Albums of All Time (2004) 54
Aloha (Netherlands) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1999) 29
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1999) 29
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1989) 37
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 61
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 90
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums from the 80s (2003) 30
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 8
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 20 Best Albums of All Time (2011) 15
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 289
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 101
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 19
Spex (Germany) - The 100 Albums of the Century (1999) 40
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 41
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2004 and 2011) No Order
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 4
ZEIT (Germany) - 100 Modern Classics (2007) No Order
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 23
Best (France) - Top 50 Albums of the 80s (1990) 5
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 20
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Jazz Magazine (France) - 50 Years of Black Music (2013) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 11
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
Telerama (France) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993) No Order
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008) No Order
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000) 10
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of 1980-86 (1987) 44
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 9
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 95
Cameron Adams (Australia) - 100 Must Have Albums (2013) 11-100
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 27
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 7
List by Japanese Critics - 100 Essential Albums (1998?) No Order
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Yediot Ahonot (Israel) - Top 99 Albums of All Time (1999) 67
Epoca (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1988) 67
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The 200 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1998) No Order
Rockstar (Italy) - The 100 Albums of the 80s (1989) 12
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 98
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 7
Switch (Mexico) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
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 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
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Slant (USA) - The 50 Most Essential Pop Albums (2004) 5 Stars
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 10
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) 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) 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 7
End of Year Lists
Grammy Awards (USA) - Album of the Year Winner
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 5
HUMO (Belgium) - Albums of the Year 5
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 38


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1976
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1987
Carole King
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1971
N.W.A
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1988
Prince and The Revolution
Purple Rain
1984
Prince
Sign 'O' the Times
1987
Simon and Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
1970
Paul Simon
Graceland
1986
Bruce Springsteen
Born in the U.S.A.
1984
The Original Soundtrack
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1977


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