Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones


Parent genres: Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 32
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 845
Flavorwire (USA) - The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own 1963-2013 No Order
Infoplease.com (USA) - Must-Have Recordings (1998) No Order
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 153
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 87
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1980s (2002) 11
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 26
Spin (USA) - The 25 Greatest Albums of All Time (1989) 2
Stylus (USA) - Top 101-200 Albums of All time (2004) 148
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Next stop
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 80s, by Year (2006) 3
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Continuum Books - 33 1/3: A Series of Books about Critically Acclaimed Albums No Order
Elvis Costello - 500 Albums You Need (2000) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (2006) 48
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 64
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums (1985) 6
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 116
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 320
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 36
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 4
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
Time Out (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 38
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 99
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 101
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 45
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1999) 39
Nieuwe Revu (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1994) 20
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 20th Century (1987) 23
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1989) 7
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 39
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) 95
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 43
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 150
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 61
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 24
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2004 and 2011) No Order
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 73
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
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) 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) 6
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 8
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 43
BigO (Singapore) - The 100 Best Albums from 1975 to 1995 (1995) 85
Blow Up (Italy) - 600 Essential Albums (2005) No Order
Buscadero (Italy) - The 120 Best Albums of the 1980s (1989) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Rockstar (Italy) - The 100 Albums of the 80s (1989) 8
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 21
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 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 4 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 4.5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 6
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) 4 Stars
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) GOLD
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 8
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 32
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 7
Hot Press (Ireland) - Albums of the Year 1
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 14
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 2
Schlager (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 1
HUMO (Belgium) - Albums of the Year 3
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 1
Tip (Germany) - Albums of the Year 2
Rockerilla (Italy) - Albums of the Year 8


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Donald Fagen
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Love
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Iggy Pop
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1977
Prince and The Revolution
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1986
Prince
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1987
Lou Reed
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Bruce Springsteen
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Talking Heads
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