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The Lexicon of Love


Parent genres: Electronic, New Wave, Pop, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 63
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) 96
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 66
Melody Maker (UK) - Significant Albums from '82 and '85 (1989) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 80 Greatest Albums from the 80s (2007) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 115
NME (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2006) 85
NME (UK) - The 50 Greatest Debut Albums (2010) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 117
No Ripcord (UK) - Top 100 Debut Albums (2011) 54
Q (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2000) 40
Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004) 51
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 45
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) 88
The Observer (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums (2004) 42
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) 52
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 3
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 101
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The Best Album 1980-89 (1989) No Order
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 85
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 101
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 15
Spex (Germany) - The 100 Albums of the Century (1999) 33
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 12
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 11
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 250 Best Albums from 1966-1991 (1991) No Order
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000) 61
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) 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 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A-
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 4 Stars
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 9
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 3 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) 3 Stars
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 19
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year 10
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 5
Rockerilla (Italy) - Albums of the Year 14


These critics also liked the following albums:

ArtistAlbumYear Buy from
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Adam and The Ants
Kings of the Wild Frontier
1980
Dexys Midnight Runners
Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
1980
Ian Dury
New Boots and Panties!!
1977
Donald Fagen
The Nightfly
1982
Marvin Gaye
Midnight Love
1982
The Human League
Dare!
1981
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go
1996
Prefab Sprout
Steve McQueen/Two Wheels Good
1985
The Specials
Specials
1979
Suede
Suede
1993


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