Updates

2014-07-27
The all-time songs list has been expanded from 3000 to 6000 songs!

The update includes albums and songs from 2013.
End of year spreadsheet of 2013 (albums)
End of year spreadsheet of 2013 (songs)

Other albums lists:
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The 130 Best Albums of the Last Five Years (2013)
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011)
Cameron Adams (Australia) - 100 Must Have Albums (2013)
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013)
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013)
FACT (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2013)
FACT (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2012)
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003)
GQ (USA) - The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century (2014)
Groove (Germany) - The 100 Best Electronic Albums (2013)
Jim Farber, NY Daily News (USA) - The 10 Best Albums of the 1980s (2014)
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013)
No Ripcord (UK) - Top Albums 1990-1999 (2013)
No Ripcord (UK) - Top Albums 2000-2009 (2012)
Paste (USA) - The 60 Best Albums of the 1960s (2012)
Paste (USA) - The 70 Best Albums of the 1970s (2012)
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012)
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1990s (2012)
Porcys (Poland) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2013)
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012)
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2011)
The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock: Classic Recordings (2008)
ZEIT (Germany) - 100 Modern Classics (2007)

Other songs lists:
50×50 (Mexico) - The 50 Most Representative Songs of Mexican Rock (2006)
Al Borde (USA) - The 500 Most Important Songs of Ibero-American Rock (2006)
Arizona Republic (USA) - Madonna's 30 Best Singles of All Time (2013)
B. Bonnieux et al (France) - Souvenirs... 100 Years of French Chanson (2004)
B. Vignol (276 French Artists' Poll) - 100 Songs We Should All Know by Heart (2013)
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The 100 Best Tracks of the Last Five Years (2013)
Billboard Magazine (USA) - Disk Jockey Poll: All Time Standard Records (1956)
Blow Up (Italy) - 100 Italian Songs (2007)
Cameron Adams (Australia) -The Best Songs from the 100 Must Have Albums (2013)
Charlie Gillett (UK) - Sound Of The City: Playlist 1946-1971 (1983)
Christian Eclimont et al (France) - 1000 French Songs from 1920 to Today (2013)
Club Fonograma (USA) - The 100 Best Latin Songs of the 2000s (2009)
Complex (USA) - The 100 Best Bob Marley Songs (2012)
Complex (USA) - The 100 Best Kanye West Songs (2012)
Complex (USA) - The 100 Best Songs of the Complex Decade 2002-2012 (2012)
Complex (USA) - The 50 Best Rolling Stones Songs (2012)
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012)
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011)
E! (Mexico) - Top 20 Rock Songs in Spanish (2011)
Expressen (Sweden) - The Top 30 Bruce Springsteen Songs (2013)
FACT Magazine (UK) - Top 50 Aphex Twin Songs (2013)
Freaky Trigger (UK) - Top 100 Songs of All Time (2005)
Indiespot (Spain) - The 1000 Best Songs of the 21st Century (2009)
La Tercera (Chile) - The 5 Best Chilean Songs (2013)
Mixmag (UK) - Nominations for the Greatest Dance Track of All Time (2012)
Mojo (UK) - The 50 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs (2014)
Mojo (UK) - Top 30 David Bowie Songs (2003)
Mojo (UK) - Top 50 Beach Boys Songs (2012)
Mojo (UK) - Top 50 Neil Young Songs (2011)
MTV & Rolling Stone (Argentina) - Top 100 Songs of Argentine Rock (2002)
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014)
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2009)
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012)
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1950s (2012)
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1960s (2012)
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1970s (2012)
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1980s (2012)
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1990s (2012)
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014)
Nuorgam (Finland) - Best Songs of the 2000s (2013)
OUT (USA) - The 25 Gayest Songs of the 1980s (2011)
OUT (USA) - The 50 Gayest Songs of the 1990s (2011)
Pierre Saka (France) - The Great Anthology of French Chanson (2001)
Popdose (USA) - 100 (+21) Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years (2008)
Porcys (Poland) - The Best Songs of the 1990s (2013)
Rock.com.ar (Argentina) - Top 100 Argentinean Songs of the Last 40 Years (2005)
Rolling Stone (Argentina) - The 10 Best Songs of the 1990s (2010)
Rolling Stone (Argentina) - Top 50 Argentinean Songs of the 2000s (2010)
Rolling Stone (Argentina) - Top Songs of 2008
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songsof All Time (2004)
Rolling Stone (Spain) - The 50 Best Songs of the 21st Century (2013)
Rolling Stone (Spain) - The Top 200 Spanish Pop/Rock Songs (2006)
Rolling Stone (USA) - All 102 Nirvana Songs Ranked (2014)
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs (2013)
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs (2012)
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 50 Best Michael Jackson Songs (2014)
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Greatest Songs (2013)
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Top 50 Bob Marley Songs (2014)
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s (2012)
Stan Cuesta (France) - The 2000 Essential French Songs (2011)
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings (2013)
The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock: Classic Recordings (2008)
Theater van het Sentiment, Radio 2 (NL) - Top 40 Songs by Year 1969-2000 (2013)
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 1970s (2012)
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 100 Classic Rock Songs (2013)
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs (2013)
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 50 AC/DC Songs (2013)
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 50 Beatles Songs (2014)
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 50 Led Zeppelin Songs (2013)
VH1 Latin America ("North") - The 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s (2007)
VH1 Latin America ("North") - The 100 Greatest Songs of the 1990s (2008)
VH1 Latin America ("South") - The 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s (2007)
VH1 Latin America ("South") - The 100 Greatest Songs of the 1990s (2008)
Will Hermes, Details Magazine (USA) - The 40 Records That Shook the World (1998)
Viña del Mar International Festival (Chile) - Top 10 Songs of the 20th Century (2010)
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009)
XFM (UK) - The Top 1000 Songs of All Time (2010)
ZEIT (Germany) - 100 Modern Classics (2007)
2013-06-21
Finally an update including 2010-2012 in the all-time list. The update includes all the lists that were collected in the EOY spreadsheets for these years.
2010: albums ; songs
2011: albums ; songs
2012: albums ; songs

These lists were also added:
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012)
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2012)
Complex (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the Complex Decade 2002-2012
NME (UK) - The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime (2012)
Vibe (USA) - The 50 Greatest Albums Since '93 (2013)
Flavorwire (USA) - The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own 1963-2013
Sonic (Sweden) - The 100 Best Swedish Albums Ever (2013)
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars

Q (UK) - 50 Years of Great British Music, 10 Tracks per Decade (2008)
BBC (UK) - Pop on Trial, Top 50 Songs per Decade 1950s-1990s (2008)
Jazz Magazine (France) - The 101 Most Influental Jazz Pieces (2007)
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009)
Bob Merserau (Canada) - The Top 100 Canadian Singles of All Time (2010)
Artrocker (UK) - The 100 Greatest Art Rock Tracks (2010)
Jamaican Poll - The Top 100 Jamaican Songs of 1957-2007 (2009)
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003)
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010)
Technikart (France) - Top 20 Songs per Year 1991-2011 (2012)
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Tracks of the 1980s (2011)
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010)
Soul Bounce (USA) - The Top 100 Soul/R&B Songs (2008)



2011-11-10
This time a songs-only update. It includes all the lists that were collected in the EOY spreadsheets for 2008 and 2009 and the EOD spreadsheet for the 2000s decade. The spreadsheets can be found here:
EOY 2008
EOY 2009
EOD 2000s

These other critics' lists were also added:
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009)
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2009
Mojo (UK) - 80 from the 80s: Our Fave 45s for Each Year, 1980-1989 (2007)
New Musical Express (UK) - Classic Singles (magazine feature 2006-2007)
New Musical Express (UK) - The 150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years (2011)
Le Nouvel Observateur (France) - Top 100 French Singles from 1951-1991 (1991)
Onethirtybpm (USA) - The Top 100 Tracks of the 1980s (2011)
Paste (USA) - The 30 Best Wilco Songs (2011)
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008)
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s (2010)
Q (UK) - The 10 Most Perfect Songs Ever (2007)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA)- The Songs That Shaped Rock (Additions 2011)
Rolling Stone (USA) - 40 Songs That Changed the World (2007)
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Beatles Songs (2010)
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 70 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs (2011)
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 90s (2011)
Spin (USA) - Nominations For the Best Songs of the Last 25 Years (2010)
STM Entertainment (Australia) - The 50 Best Songs Ever (2007)
Time Magazine (USA) - A Song A Decade (1950s-1990s)
TIME (USA) - The All-Time 100 Songs (2011)
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011)
Treble (USA) - The Top 100 Singles of the '90s (2007)
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of the 00s (2011)
Volume (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World, 2008 (38 songs)



2010-11-28
Another albums-only update. It includes all the lists that were collected in the EOY spreadsheet for 2009 and the EOD spreadsheet for the 2000s decade. The spreadsheets can be found here:
EOY 2009
EOD 2000s

In addition, three other critics' lists were added:
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010)
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010)
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 90s (2010)



2009-11-08
This was an update of the albums list only. It includes the albums from 2008 in the all-time ranking and a large number of all-time and decade lists were added as well.

All lists that were included in the end of 2008 lists spreadsheet are now also included for the all-time ranking.

All-time lists, decade lists, etc.:

Al Borde (USA) - The 250 Most Important Latin Rock Albums (2006)
BetterPropaganda (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the '00s (2009)
Bob Mersereau (Canada) - Top 100 Canadian Albums of the Last 50 Years (2007)
CCM (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music (2001)
CCM (USA) - The 25 Best Contemporary Christian Albums of All Time (1988)
Chorus (France) - Top 60 French Albums from 1992-2006 (2007)
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009)
Chronicart.com (France) - Top 10 Albums from 1997-2007 (2007)
Complex (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the '00s (2009)
Drowned in Sound (UK) - The Top 66 Albums of 2000-2005 (2006)
Efe Eme (Spain) - The 200 Best Spanish Albums of All Time (2003)
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008)
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008)
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006)
Gigwise (UK) - The 50 Greatest Albums of the 2000s (2009)
Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007)
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007)
Hot Press (Ireland) - Top 5 Albums of the Year 1977-2006
Kalporz (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s (2009)
Kerrang (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rock Albums (2006)
LA Times (USA) - The Top 10 Albums of the 1980s (1989)
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1995-1997)
Lost at Sea (USA) - The Top 50 Albums of the '00s (2009)
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007)
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - 100 Ideal Italian Music Albums (2002)
Mojo (UK) - The 80 Greatest Albums from the 80s (2007)
Mondo Sonoro (Spain) - The 25 Best Spanish Albums of All Time (2002)
Mondo Sonoro (Spain) - The 50 Best International Albums of the '00s (2009)
Mondo Sonoro (Spain) - The 50 Best Spanish Albums of the '00s (2009)
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - The 100 Best Italian Records (2002)
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009)
Muzikalia (Spain) - Top 60 Albums of the '00s (2009)
New Musical Express (UK) - Classic Albums
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007)
OOR (The Netherlands) - The Best Dutch Albums in 50 Years of Nederpop (2008)
Out (USA) - The 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums (2008)
Paste (USA) - The 50 Best Albums of the '00s (2009)
Pitchfork (USA) - The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s (2009)
PlayGround (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of the '00s (2009)
Rhythm (UK) - The 50 Greatest Drum Albums (2007)
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003)
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s (2009)
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Spanish Albums from the 20th Century (2004)
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Spanish Albums of the 2000s (2009)
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 50 Best Spanish Albums of the 1980s (1990)
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 50 Best Spanish Albums of the 1990s (2000)
Rock&Folk (France) - The 250 Best Albums from 1966-1991 (1991)
Rock&Folk (France) - The 300 Best Albums from 1965-1995 (1995)
Rocksound (France) - Top 150 Albums of Our Lifetime (1992-2006)
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007)
Rolling Stone (Brazil) - The Top 100 Brazilian Albums (2007)
Rumba (Finland) - Top Albums of the Year 1990-2006
Rumore (Italy) - The 15 Best Albums from 1992-2007 (2007)
Sean Egan (UK) - 100 Albums That Changed Music (2006)
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1960s (2009)
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1970s (2009)
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009)
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (2009)
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 2000s (2009)
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989)
Telerama (France) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993)
The Clash (UK) - The 50 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime (2004-2009)
Times Online (UK) - The 20 Most Influential Albums (2008)
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008)
Tor Milde (Norway) - The 100 Best Pop and Rock Albums of All Time (2004)
Treble (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 90s (2008)
Uncut (UK) - The 150 Best Albums of the 2000s (2009)
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2004)
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008)
Vibe (USA) - 150 Albums That Define the Vibe Era (1992-2007)
WOEBOT (Matthew Ingram, USA) - The 100 Greatest Records Ever (2005)



2008-11-30
This update includes the albums and songs from 2007 in the all-time ranking. No all-time lists were added, except modifications to some existing lists/ratings, including updated AMG ratings and metacritic scores, albums from the 4th edition of the Mojo Collection, a few new entries from BLENDER's "Greatest Songs Ever" series and WOXY's list of the "500 Best Modern Rock Songs of All Time" from 2008 (replacing their list from 2006).

The 2007 EOY lists are collected in the following two Excel documents.
2007 end of year lists (albums) (Excel, 2.0 MB)
2007 end of year lists (songs) (Excel, 1.1 MB)


2007-07-31
The following lists were added:

"All-time" lists:
Albums:
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988)
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - Rock'n'Roll: La Discotèque Idéale (2005)
Jerzy Skarzynski (Poland) - Unforgettable Albums in Rock History (2004)
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007)
The Rough Guide - Classical: 100 Essential CDs (2000)
HARP (USA) - The 50 Most Essential Albums Since 2001 (2006)
Time (USA) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2006)

Songs:
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005)
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006)
Blow Up (Italy) - 100 Songs to Remember (2006)
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007)
Sunday Times (UK) - Top 10 Madonna Songs (2006)
Washington Blade (USA) - Top 10 Madonna Songs (2007?)

Best of 2006 lists:
Albums:
HUMO (Belgium)
ChartAttack (Canada)
Cokemachineglow (Canada)
Eye Weekly Canadian Poll (Canada)
Textura (Canada)
Super 45 (Chile)
Glazba (Croatia)
Gaffa (Denmark)
Politiken (Denmark)
Les Inrockuptibles (France)
LesChoses.Com (France)
Magic (France)
Popnews (France)
Gaesteliste (Germany)
Intro (Germany)
Laut (Germany)
MusikExpress (Germany)
Plattentests (Germany)
Rolling Stone (Germany)
Spex (Germany)
Visions (Germany)
Zündfunk (Germany)
Blow Up (Italy)
Ondarock (Italy)
Rockerilla (Italy)
Rockol (Italy)
Rockstar (Italy)
Rumore (Italy)
Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)
Heaven (The Netherlands)
OOR (The Netherlands)
Aftenposten (Norway)
Dagbladet (Norway)
Dagsavisen (Norway)
Hissig (Norway)
Porcys (Poland)
Screenagers (Poland)
Diario de Noticias (Portugal)
B92 (Serbia)
Iguana (Spain)
Mondo Sonoro (Spain)
Muzikalia (Spain)
RockDeLux (Spain)
Rock Zone (Spain)
Rolling Stone (Spain)
Trax (Spain)
Zona Zero (Spain)
Groove (Sweden)
Musikbyrån (Sweden)
Nöjesguiden (Sweden)
Amazon (UK)
Americana UK (UK)
BBC (UK)
BOOMKAT (UK)
Classic Rock (UK)
fRoots (UK)
Kerrang (UK)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Mixmag (UK)
Mojo (UK)
MusicOMH (UK)
New Musical Express (UK)
No Ripcord (UK)
The Observer (UK)
Piccadilly Records (UK)
Playlouder (UK)
Q (UK)
Rock-a-Rolla (UK)
Sound Generator (UK)
Terrorizer (UK)
Uncut (UK)
Warp Records (UK)
The Wire (UK)
A.V. Club (USA)
Afropop Worldwide (USA)
All Music Guide (USA)
Amazon.com (USA)
Baltimore City Paper (USA)
Billboard critics (USA)
BLENDER (USA)
Daily Californian (USA)
Decibel (USA)
eMusic (USA)
Entertainment Weekly (USA)
Filter (USA)
Free Williamsburg (USA)
Glide (USA)
Grammy (USA)
HARP (USA)
HITS (USA)
Idolator (USA)
Lost at Sea (USA)
Pitchfork (USA)
Pop Journalism (USA)
PopMatters (USA)
Prefix (USA)
Refinery29 (USA)
Rolling Stone (USA)
SPIN (USA)
Static Multimedia (USA)
Stylus (USA)
Tiny Mix Tapes (USA)
Treble (USA)
Under the Radar (USA)
Urb (USA)
Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll (USA)
woxy.com (USA)

Songs:
Eye Weekly Canadian Poll (Canada)
Gaffa (Denmark)
Les Inrockuptibles (France)
Gaesteliste (Germany)
Intro (Germany)
Laut (Germany)
Plattentests (Germany)
Spex (Germany)
Zündfunk (Germany)
Dagsavisen (Norway)
Porcys (Poland)
Iguana (Spain)
Muzikalia (Spain)
Rock de Lux (Spain)
TRAX (Spain)
Radio P3 (Sweden)
NME (UK)
The Observer (UK)
Playlouder (UK)
Baltimore City Paper (USA)
BLENDER (USA)
Entertainment Weekly (USA)
GRAMMY (USA)
Idolator's Jackin' Pop Poll (USA)
New York Post (USA)
Pitchfork (USA)
Prefix (USA)
Rolling Stone (USA)
SPIN (USA)
Stylus (USA)
Tiny Mix Tapes (USA)
Treble (USA)
Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll (USA)



2006-10-24
Extension from 2500 to 3000 albums and songs, including "bubbling under" albums and songs!

MAJOR ADDITIONS

Bruce Pollock (USA) - Rock Song Index: The 7,500 Most Important Songs of the Rock and Roll Era: 1944-2000 (2005)
- thousand thanks to JR who wrote down all these 7,500 songs for me!!!

musicHound books (USA) - I have included musicHound Blues, musicHound Jazz, musicHound Lounge and musicHound World in addition to the previously included musicHound Rock, musicHound R&B and musicHound Country.

Rolling Stone Album Guide 1979 & 1983, album ratings (scale 0 to 5)

Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), album ratings (scale 1 to 10)

The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (6th edition, 2002), ratings 1-4 stars, or a crown (highest rating)


THE FOLLOWING LISTS WERE ALSO ADDED:

Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005)
Ciao2001 (Italy) - Top Albums of All Time (1972)
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month)
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006)
Karl Bruckmaier (Switzerland) - The 101 Most Important Albums of Rock History (1998)
El Pais (Spain) - The Perfect Record Collection (1994)
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 25 Best Hip-Hop Records (2001)
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 50 Best Electronic Records of 1985-2005 (2005)
New Age Voice (USA) - 25 Influent Ambient CDs (2002)
DJ Magazine (UK) - The Top 50 Most Influential Dance Albums Since 1991 (2006)
GQ (UK) - The 100 Coolest Albums in the World Right Now! (2005)
The Observer (UK) - 50 Albums That Changed Music 1956-2006 (2006)
Sean O'Hagan, The Observer (UK) - Fifty Years of Pop (2004)
Attitude (UK) - Top 50 Gay Albums of All Time
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists
Hip-Hop Connection (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rap Albums 1995-2005
Rickey Vincent (USA) - Five Star Albums from "FUNK: The MUSIC, the PEOPLE, and the RHYTHM of THE ONE"
Classic Rock (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Rock Albums Ever (2006)
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 70s (2006)
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s (2006)
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 90s (2006)
Rock Hard (Germany) - Top 300 Albums (2001)
Guitar (Germany) - Top 50 Guitar Albums (1996)
Eagle Rock (UK/USA) - Classic Albums TV Series (1997-2002)
Mojo (UK) - 70 of the Greatest Albums of the 70s (2006)
SPIN (USA) - Ten reasons why we wish SPIN had started in 1984 (2005)
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006)
Q (UK) - The 20 Greatest Live Albums (2006)
Q (UK) - 100 Songs That Changed the World (2003)
CMT (USA) - Impact: Songs That Changed the World (2002)
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006)
Hot Press (Ireland) - Top 100 Irish Albums (2004)
Hot Press (Ireland) - 10 Best Irish Albums of the Past 10 Years (2006)
Dagbladet (Norway) - The 40 Best Norwegian Albums of All Time (2003)
Juice (Australia) - The 50 Best Australian Albums (2003)
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990)
Amazon.ca (Canada) - The Top 50 Canadian Albums of All Time (2004?)
Treble (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 80s (2006)
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006)
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 90s (2005)
Porcys (Poland) - Top 100 Albums from 2000-2004 (2005)
Teraz Rock (Poland) - Top 50 Albums of the New Millennium (2005)
Teraz Rock (Poland) - Top 50 Concert Albums (2004)
Tylko Rock (Poland) - 100 Albums that Shook Polish Rock (1999)
Songlines (UK) - 50 Essential African Albums (2004)
fRoots (UK) - Top 10 Albums of 2004 and 2005
NPR (USA) - The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music: 25 Songs and 50 Essential World Music CDs (2004)
Ned Raggett (USA) - The Top 136 Albums of the Nineties (1999)
Amazon.com (USA) - The Best of the Decade in Music... So Far (2006)
Il Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Essential Jazz Albums (2004)
Pop (Sweden) - The American Music Club: 50 Jazz Albums (1996)
The Word (UK) - Hidden Treasure: Great Underrated Albums of Our Time (2005)
The Word (UK) - 110 Songs You Have to Hear! (2004)
Grammy (USA) - Nominations for Best Album and Best Record of Each Year Since 1958
Life (USA) - Dozen Discs That Shook the World (2005)
San Antonio Express-News (USA) - Rock 'n' roll timeline: From Elvis to Evanescence (2004)
Stylus (USA) - Seconds: One Song Essay Every Week
pc muñoz (USA) - Verse-Chorus-Verse: a column dedicated to great songs, old and new
woxy.com (USA) - Top 500 Modern Rock Songs (2006 Update)
Colin Larkin (UK) - The All-Time Top 100 Singles (2000)
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 Songs of the 60s (2006)
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005)
VH-1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest 80s Songs (2006)
NBC-10 (USA) - The 30 Best Songs of the 80s (2006)
Wanadoo (UK) - The 20 Best Songs of the 80s
Swellsville, Chuck Eddy (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 80s (1990)
The Boston Phoenix (USA) - The 90 Best Songs of the 90s (1999)
Garin Pirnia, Glide (USA) - 20 Top Modern Rock Songs Of the Past Decade (1994-2004)
NME (UK) - The 50 Greatest Tracks of the Decade (1996-2006)
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums and Tracks from the Lifetime of Q (1986-2006)
Mojo (UK) - The 50 Greatest British Tracks Ever (2006)
Mojo (UK) - The 101 Greatest Tracks by The Beatles (2006)
Stephen J. Spignesi and Michael Lewis (USA) - Here There and Everywhere: The 100 Best Beatles Songs (2004)

Listing of albums and songs that entered Acclaimed Music in this update

Thanks to all of you who have helped me finding these lists!!!


2006-05-10
Catching up with the critics...

Robert Dimery (Editor) - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005)
Blow Up (Italy) - 600 Essential Albums (2005)
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever (2006)
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime 1993-2006 (2006)
Fast 'n' Bulbous - The 500 Best Albums Since 1965
Fast 'n' Bulbous - The Best Albums from 1949-1964
Greil Marcus - STRANDED: "Treasure Island" Albums (1979)
Greil Marcus - STRANDED: "Treasure Island" Singles (1979)
Greil Marcus - STRANDED: Contributors and Their Albums (1979)
Rolling Stone Album Guide 1979 - Albums with 5 Stars that weren't included in the 1983 edition
Rock De Lux (Spain) - 100 Best Albums of the 70s (1988)
Rock De Lux (Spain) - 100 Best Albums of 1980-1986 (1987)
Rock De Lux (Spain) - 100 Best Albums of the 80s (1990)
Rock De Lux (Spain) - Best Albums and Songs of 1987
Rock De Lux (Spain) - Best Albums and Songs of 1988
Rock De Lux (Spain) - Best Albums and Songs of 1989
Rock De Lux (Spain) - Best Albums and Songs of 1991
MusikExpress (Germany) - 25 Best German Language Albums (2003)
Slant (USA) - Top 25 Electronic Albums (2005)
Nöjesguiden (Sweden) - The 60 Best Swedish Albums of All Time (1997)
Sonic (Sweden) - The 50 Best Songs of the 21st Century (2005)
Rolling Stone (Spain) - The 100 Best Songs of the 21st Century (2006)
Grammy (USA) - Latin Grammy Hall of Fame Awards
Grammy (USA) - Best Album and Best Record of Each Year Since 1958
People (USA) - Top Albums from 1992 and 1998
Machina (Poland) - 20 Best Albums of 1996
Rumba (Finland) - Top Albums and Tracks from 1997-2001 and 2004
Paste (USA) - 20 Best Albums of 2002, 2003 and 2004
Magic (France) - Top Albums and Singles of 2003 and 2004
Blitz (Portugal) - Top 30 Albums of 2004
Y (Portugal) - Top 20 Albums of 2004
DNMusica (Portugal) - Top 10 Rock/Pop and 10 Dance Albums of 2004
rockmusica.net (Finland) - Top Albums and Tracks of 2004
RockZone (Spain) - 40 Best Albums of 2004
rap.about.com (USA) - Top 10 Albums of 2004
Efe Eme (Spain) - Top 25 Albums of 2005
Tiny Mix Tapes (USA) - The 2005 Tiny Mix Tape

Listing of albums and songs that entered Acclaimed Music in this update


2006-02-07
The following lists were included:
NME (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2006)
Uncut (UK) - The 20 Best Albums of 1966 (2006)
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 70s (2005)
Nyt (Finland) - Top 10 Albums of 1995-2005 (2005)
Maverick Times (Canada) - Great Albums of the 20th Century

The following lists of the best albums from 2005 were included:
Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll (USA)
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics Poll
All Music Guide (USA)
Treble (USA)
Blow Up (Italy)
Rockerilla (Italy)
Il Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy)
Rock De Lux (Spain)
Rockzone (Spain)
Humo (Belgium)
Porcys (Poland)
Popnews (France)
Pure Pop (Mexico)
Drowned in Sound (UK)
Sonic (Sweden)

The following lists of the best singles/tracks from 2005 were included:
Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll (USA)
Pitchforkmedia (USA)
Stylus (USA)
Blender (USA)
Rolling Stone (USA)
Treble (USA)
Pop Journalism (USA)
Eye Weekly (Canada)
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics Poll
Pure Pop (Mexico)
NME (UK)
Planet Sound (UK)
Playlouder (UK)
The Observer (UK)
The Milk Factory (UK)
Spex (Germany)
Zundfunk (Germany)
Eins Live (Germany)
Laut (Germany)
Rock De Lux (Spain)
Trax (Spain)
Porcys (Poland)
Dagsavisen (Norway)
Radio P3 (Sweden)
Les Inrockuptibles (France)


2006-01-07
The following lists have been added:
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005)
Stereophile (USA) - 40 Years of Stereophile: The 40 (+94) Essential Albums (2002)
Exposure (Canada) - 50 Greatest Albums not to make the Greatest Albums Lists (2005)
Dagsavisen (Norway) - The 21 Best Albums from the 21st Century (2005)
The Anarchist (UK) - The 33 Best Albums Ever (1997)
Q (UK) - 50 Greatest British Tracks (2005)
Uncut (UK) - 100 Rock and Movie Icons (2005)
Uncut (UK) - Nirvana's 20 Greatest Songs (2004)
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs (2005)
Pure Pop (Mexico) - Top 5 Beck Albums (2005)
Pure Pop (Mexico) - Top 25 Beck Songs (2005)
Rolling Stone (Germany) - Top 100 Songs by The Rolling Stones (2005)
Musik Express (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 90s (2005)

This is also the first complete update including end of 2005 lists. The following lists of best albums from 2005 were included:
Amazon.com (USA)
Intro (Germany)
Nöjesguiden (Sweden)
Rough Trade (UK)
Uncut (UK)
Expressen (Sweden)
Heaven (The Netherlands)
Les Inrockuptibles (France)
Word (UK)
NME (UK)
Mojo (UK)
Q (UK)
Rumore (Italy)
Dagbladet (Norway)
Dagsavisen (Norway)
Musik Express (Germany)
Blender (USA)
Vibe (USA)
Billboard (USA)
Welt am Sonntag (Germany)
Musikbyrån (Sweden)
Rolling Stone (USA)
Playlouder (UK)
E! Online (USA)
Glide (USA)
People (USA)
woxy.com (USA)
Cokemachineglow (Canada)
Gaffa (Denmark)
The Observer (UK)
Pitchforkmedia (USA)
PopMatters (USA)
Spin (USA)
Wanadoo (UK)
Rolling Stone (Germany)
Under the Radar (USA)
Associated Press (USA)
Filter (USA)
Kerrang (UK)
OOR (The Netherlands)
Prefix (USA)
The Wire (UK)
Tiny Mix Tapes (USA)
Picadilly Records (UK)
Stylus (USA)
The Milk Factory (UK)
No Ripcord (UK)
Spex (Germany)
Planet Sound (UK)
Eye Weekly Writers (Canada)
Junkmedia (USA)
Zundfunk (Germany)
Screenagers (Poland)
Laut (Germany)
Rolling Stone (Spain)
USA Today (USA)
Aftenposten (Norway)
Free Williamsburg (USA)
VH1 (USA)
BOOMKAT (UK)
Chartattack (Canada)
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)
Morgunbladid (Iceland)
H Magazine (Spain)
Trax (Spain)
XL (Italy)
Ondarock (Italy)
Glazba (Croatia)
Visions (Germany)
Eins Live (Germany)
Lostatsea (USA)
Washington City Paper (USA)
Sentire Ascoltare (Italy)
Natt og Dag (Norway)
Mondo Sonoro (Spain)
Go-Mag (Spain)
Magnet (USA)

Thanks to everyone who has helped me finding these lists!!!


2005-10-29
The genre expansion update!

The following jazz and world music lists were added
NPR (USA) - Basic Jazz Record Library (2000)
Penguin Guide to Jazz (USA) - Five Star Recordings (2000)
Ben Ratliff (USA) - Jazz: A Critics Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings (2002)
Double Time (USA) - Top 100 Historically Significant Recordings
Fred Kaplan (USA) - Top 100 Jazz Albums of the Twentieth Century
Jazz 88.3 FM (USA) - 88 Jazz Recordings You Should Have in Your Jazz Collection
Jazz for Dummies (USA) - 300 to Round Out the Collection (1998)
Jazz Online (USA) - Starter Kit
John Fordham (UK) - Jazz: Gallery of Classics (1994)
Rondo (Germany) - Jazz Milestones
Jazzguide (Germany) - Recommended Records
Joan Rimbau (Spain?) - The Ultimate Jazz Collection (1995)
Jorge García (Spain?) - The 100 Greatest Jazz Records (1993)
Jazz&Tzaz (Greece) - The 100 Greatest Jazz Records
The Rough Guide - Jazz: 100 Essential CDs (1999)
The Rough Guide - World: 100 Essential CDs (2000)
The Rough Guide - Latin: 100 Essential CDs (2000)
Songlines (UK) - 50 World Records You Must Own (2003) ()


2005-08-20
The lists added are
The Wave Magazine (USA) - 20 Most Important Albums of All Time (2004)
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004)
Courier-Mail (Australia) - 50 Defining Rock Albums (2005)
Switch (Mexico) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999)
Continuum Books - 33 1/3, a series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the past 40 years


2005-07-25
The lists I have added this time are
Spin (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005),
Music Underwater (USA) - Top 100 Albums 1990-2003 (2004),
Michigan Daily (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the New Millennium (2004),
GQ (USA) - The 40 Best Albums of the 21st Century (2003),
Porcys (Poland) - 100 Singles 2000-2004 (2005)
and the 2005 Mercury Prize Nominees.


2005-06-04
Updates of Metacritic scores, Pause & Play albums and songs, Stuart Maconie albums, Blender singles, Schallplatten albums, and I have updated the ratings from the 6th to the 7th edition of The Great Rock Discography by Martin C. Strong (mainly adding ratings for albums from 2002 and 2003).

Some other corrections and additions have also been made. Thanks to all who have contributed to this.


2005-04-12
The major update this time was the new design of the website.

I have also added the Q Ultimate Music Collection (2005).


2005-03-25
The top 2000 singles list has been transformed to a list of the 2000 most acclaimed songs, including more than 100 songs that were not released as singles.

No new critics lists have been added this time, except usual updates of Metacritic scores, Pause & Play albums and songs, Maconie albums and Blender singles.


2005-02-20
Village Voice (USA)
Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll 2004: Albums
Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll 2004: Singles
(thanks to Harold Wexler)

Rock de Lux (Spain)
The 150 Best Songs from the 20th Century (1998)
The 150 Best Albums from the 90s (2000)
The 100 Best Songs from 1984-1993 (1993)
The Best Albums and Songs from 1990
The Best Albums and Songs from 1992
The Best Songs from 1993 and 1994
The Best Songs from 1995, 1996 and 1997
The Best Songs from 1999 and 2000
The Best Songs from 2004
(thousand thanks to Honorio for all these lists!)

Pitchfork (USA)
Top 100 Albums: 2000-04 (2005)
(thanks to Jacek)
Top 100 Singles: 2000-04 (2005)
(thanks to bob)

Channel 4 (UK)
125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005)
(thanks to JR)

Screenagers (Poland)
The 50 Best Albums from 2000-2004 (2004)
The 30 Best Albums from 2003
The 30 Best Albums from 2004
(thanks to Screenagers' staff and Jacek)

The Scotsman (Scotland, UK)
The 100 Best Scottish Albums of All Time (2003)
(thanks to Jacek and Robbie)

Fred Muller, AudioEnz (New Zealand)
The 10 Best Albums of the Rock Era (2001)
(thanks to Jacek)

Panorama (Norway)
Top 30 Albums and Singles from 2003 and 2004



2005-01-31
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995)
(thousand thanks to Jim Radenhausen who added all ratings to the database!!!)

Yediot Ahonot (Israel) - Top 99 Albums of All Time (1999)
(thanks to Yaron)

Les Inrockuptibles (France) - Fifty Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004)
(thanks to Olivier Moinet)

Stylus (USA) - Top 50 Albums of 2000-2004
Stylus (USA) - Top 50 Singles of 2000-2004
(thanks to sonofsamiam)

KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records of the 80s
Left Off the Dial (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Jacek)

Creem (UK) - Top 40 Albums of the Year (1972)
Cokemachineglow (USA) - Top 60 Albums of 2000-2004
(thanks to Jeff)

Blue Jean (Turkey) - The Best Debut Albums Ever
(thanks to Jason)

Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums and Singles of the Year
Rolling Stone (USA) - Songs Cited to the 50 Coolest Albums of All Time
(thanks to JR)

Amplifier (USA) - Albums of the Year 2003-2004
(thanks to Bill)

Mondo Sonoro (Spain) - Albums of the Year
CD Drome (Spain) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to DJ Digo)

Rolling Stone (Spain) - Albums of the Year 2003-2004
(thanks to Honorio)

Sentire Ascoltare (Italy) - Albums of the Year 2003-2004
(thanks to Giuseppe)

Metal Hammer (UK) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Julian White)

No Depression (USA) - Albums of the Year 2003
No Depression (USA) - Albums of the Year 2004
Planet Sound (UK) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to Robbie Clack)

Spex (Germany) - Singles of the Year
Plattentest (Germany) - Songs of the Year
Eins Live (Germany) - Singles of the Year
Zundfunk (Germany) - Singles of the Year
Laut (Germany) - Albums of the Year
Laut (Germany) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to Thomas Schulze)

Iguana (Spain) - Albums and Singles of the Year
GO-MAG (Spain) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to Xavier Valino)

Eye Weekly (Canada) - Albums and Singles of the Year
B92 (Serbia) - Albums of the Year
B92 (Serbia) - Singles of the Year
Playlouder (UK) - Singles of the Year


2005-01-12 (only updated in the forum)
VH1 (USA) - Albums of the Year
USA Today (USA) - Albums of the Year
E! Online - Albums of the Year
People (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Jason)
The Age (Australia) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Lawrence)
CMJ (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to pieca)
Blow Up (Italy) - Albums of the Year
Rockerilla (Italy) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Guiseppe)
Magnet (USA) - Albums of the Year
Washington City Paper - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Bill)
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to tremolo)
Planet Sound (UK) - Albums of the Year
Americana-UK (UK) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Robbie Clack)
The Wire (UK) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Buster)
Drowned in Sound (UK) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Jeff)
Spin (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Harold Wexler)
Porcys (Poland) - Albums of the Year
Rough Trade (UK) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Jacek)
Popnews (France) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Dumbangel)
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year
Rolling Stone (Germany) - Albums of the Year
Visions (Germany) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Thomas Schulze and Stefan)
Plattentests (Germany) - Albums of the Year
Eins Live (Germany) - Albums of the Year
Zundfunk (Germany) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Thomas Schulze)
GO-MAG (Spain) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Xavier Valino)
Filter (USA) - Albums of the Year
Under the Radar (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to metacritic.com)
Tiny Mix Tapes (USA) - Albums of the Year
No Ripcord (UK) - Albums of the Year
Eye Weekly Writers (Canada) - Albums of the Year
Free Williamsburg (USA) - Albums of the Year
Playlouder (UK) - Albums of the Year
LostAtSea (USA) - Albums of the Year
KEXP (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to DJ Martian)
Dagsavisen (Norway) - Albums of the Year
Monitor (Croatia) - Albums of the Year


2004-12-26 (only updated in the forum)
Il Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Giuseppe Morales)
Pitchforkmedia (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Moonbeam)
Stylus (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Harold Wexler)
Drowned in Sound (UK) - Albums of the Year
Junkmedia (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Jeff)
Kerrang (UK) - Albums of the Year

SR P3 (Sweden) - Songs of the Year
(thanks to Anders K)


2004-12-22
Mojo (UK) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Julian White)
Cokemachineglow.com (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Cokemachineglow)
MusikExpress (Germany) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Stefan)
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year
Spin (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Harold Wexler)

Rolling Stone (USA) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to JR)
Pitchforkmedia (USA) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to Jason)


2004-12-19 (only updated in the forum)
Billboard (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Bill)
allmusic.com (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Moonbeam)
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - Albums of the Year
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to Stefan)
Musica (Italy) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Giuseppe)
Musikbyrån (Sweden) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Anders K)


2004-12-16
Glide (USA) - Albums of the Year
Prefix (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to Bill)
Heaven (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to muzieklijstjes.nl)
PopMatters (USA) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to www.fimoculous.com)
The Milkfactory (UK) - Albums of the Year
The Observer (UK) - Albums of the Year
(thanks to DJ Martian)

Blender (USA) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to The Good Dr. Bill)
Intro (Germany) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to Thomas Schulze)
New Musical Express (UK) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to Julian White)
Pure Pop (Mexico) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to Marques A. Hernandez)
Stylus (USA) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to Jason)
The Milkfactory (UK) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to DJ Martian)
The Observer (UK) - Singles of the Year
(thanks to www.fimoculous.com)


2004-12-09 (only updated in the forum)
NME (UK) - Top 50 Albums of 2004


2004-12-08 (only updated in the forum)
Q (UK) - Top 50 Albums of 2004
(thanks to mystery and Julian White)
Rumore (Italy) - Top 20 Albums of 2004
(thanks to Giuseppe Morales)
Pure Pop (Mexico) - Top 30 Albums of 2004
(thanks to Marques A. Hernandez)
Tracks (USA) - Top 20 Albums of 2004
(thanks to Harold Wexler)
Nöjesguiden (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of 2004


2004-12-02
Amazon.com (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of 2004
(thanks to Jason)
Blender (USA) - The 50 Best Albums of 2004
(thanks to Harold Wexler and Jason)
Intro (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of 2004
(thanks to Thomas Schulze)


2004-11-27
Still in November, the 2004 end-of-year list have started coming!

Uncut (UK) - The 70 Best Albums of 2004
(thanks to Julian White)


2004-11-23
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004)
(thousand thanks to Harold Wexler who added all ratings to the database!!!)

Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004)
Women Who Rock (USA) - Top 25 Girl-Power Anthems (2003)
(thanks to Jim Radenhausen)

Utne (USA) - The Loose Canon - 150 Great Works (1999)
(thanks to Mike Lewis)


2004-11-12
John Peel (UK) - Peelenium: Four Tracks from Each Year of the Last Century (1999)
(thanks to Daniel)
Movement (New Zealand) - The 100 (+300) Greatest Songs of All Time (2004)
(thanks to William Lovin)
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004)
(thanks to Thomas Schultze)


2004-10-29
Kerrang! (UK) - 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (2002)
(thanks to Brian Currin)

Jam (Italy) - 100 Ideal Albums to Understand Rock Music (2000)
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002)
(thanks to Giuseppe Morales)

Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2004)
(thanks to bakinakwa)

Pure Pop (Mexico) - The 10 (+50) Most Important Albums of All Time (2004)
(thanks to Marques A. Hernandez)

Best (France) - Top 50 Albums of the 80s (1990)
Telerama (France) - 50 LPs in the History of Rock (2004)
Vibe (USA) - 51 Albums representing a Generation, a Sound and a Movement (2004)
(thanks to Olivier Moinet)

Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1954-1969 (2004)
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1970-1979 (2004)
Q (UK) - Top 20 Singles from 1954-1969 (2004)
Q (UK) - Top 20 Singles from 1970-1979 (2004)
(thanks to Olivier Moinet and Julian White)

Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 210 Greatest Pop Singles of All Time (2003)
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003)
(thanks to Steve Parker and Julian White)

Mojo (UK) - Lost Albums You Must Own (2004)
Q (UK) - The 1010 Songs You Must Own (2004)
(thanks to Julian White)

Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004)
(thanks to muzieklijstjes.nl)

The Observer (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums (2004)
(thanks to Daniel Milner)

Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of 1987
(thanks to Andy Futschik and Thomas Schultze)

Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004)

...and all AMG ratings have been updated!

Note: Some of these lists were sent to me several months ago. I hope I have thanked the right people. If I haven't, please let me know!


2004-06-13
Q Top 20 Albums and Singles from 1980-2004
(thanks to z)
Slant 50 Most Essential Pop Albums
(thanks to Jason)
Q Top 20 Songs of The Who
(thanks to Julian White)



2004-05-02
Best of 2003 lists from
Zitty (albums)
(thanks to Thomas Schulze)
Terrorizer (albums)
(thanks to Julian White)
B92 (albums and singles)

Best of 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001 lists from Blowup (albums)
(thanks to Giuseppe Morales)

Plus usual updates of Movement classic albums and singles (thanks to William Lovin), Metacritic scores, Pause & Play albums and songs, Stuart Maconie albums and Blender greatest singles of all time.



2004-04-05
Movement - Top 101 Albums and 77 Singles of the 90s
(thanks to William Lovin)

Stylus - Top 101-200 Albums of All Time
(thanks to sonofsamiam)

rap.about.com - 50 Great Hip Hop Songs
(thanks to Brad)


Best of 2003 lists from

Blowup (albums)
Il Mucchio Selvaggio (albums)
(thanks to Giuseppe Morales)

Nashville Scene (albums and singles)
VH-1 (albums and singles)
(thanks to Jason)

Neumu (albums)
(thanks to bakinakwa)

rap.about.com (albums of 2002)
(thanks to Brad)




2004-02-12
The 365 Songs of the Century as compiled by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in 2001.
(thanks to Hans)

Downbeat's Top 50 Blues Albums of the Past 50 Years
(thanks to Zlatan Skobic)

Grammy Hall of Fame 2004 Inductees



Best of 2003 lists from

Rolling Stone albums and singles
(thanks to Harold Wexler)

Movement (albums and singles)
(thanks to William Lovin)

Monitor (albums)
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics' Poll (albums and singles)
(thanks to Zlatan Skobic)

Eye Weekly writers (albums)
(thanks to Bill Georgaris)

Mondo Sonoro (albums)
Iguana (albums and singles)
Rock de Lux (albums and singles)
Tutto Musica (albums)
Musica! (albums)
Il Manifesto (albums)
Rockerilla (albums)
Rumore (albums)
(thanks to Julian White)

Eins Live (albums)
Laut (albums and songs)
Plattentest (albums and songs)
(thanks to Thomas Schulze)

Popnews (albums)
Ink Blot (albums and song)
KEXP (albums)
Music-Critic (albums)
Top40 (albums)
Urb (albums)
Village Voice Pazz & Jop (albums and singles)



2004-01-05
I have included Dave Marsh's postscript from 1998 to his book The Heart of Rock & Soul - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made from 1989 (thanks to Zlatan Skobic and muzieklijstjes.nl).


Best of 2003 lists from

Planet Sound (albums and singles)
(thanks to Robbie Clack)

Spex (albums and singles)
(thanks to Thomas Schulze)

Face (albums and singles)
(thanks to Julian White)

Vue Weekly (albums)
(thanks to Zlatan Skobic)

Stylus (albums)
Sydney Morning Herald (albums)

A link to Q's 1001 Best Songs Ever has also been added (thanks to muzieklijstjes.nl)



2003-12-30
I have included the 3rd edition of the Mojo Collection (thanks to Douglas Calhoun) and Q's 1001 Best Songs Ever.

Best of 2003 lists (album lists unless stated otherwise) from

NME (albums and singles)
Bang
Record Collector
Mojo (singles)
(thanks to Julian White)

MusikExpress
German Rolling Stone
Visions
Zundfunk (albums and singles)
Intro (singles)
(thanks to Thomas Schulze)

Les Inrockuptibles
(thanks to disques.de.l.annee.free.fr)

Pitchfork (albums and singles)
Drowned in Sound
Spiegel
(thanks to S. Pattekar)

Rolling Stone
The Observer
BigO
Billboard
Dotmusic (albums and singles)
Free Williamsburg (albums and singles)
Lost At Sea
PopMatters
Baltimore City Paper
The Badger Herald
Aftonbladet
(thanks to Bill Georgaris)

No Ripcord
(thanks to David Coleman)

Pure Pop (singles)
(thanks to Marques A. Hernandez)

Blender (singles)
(thanks to Timhiroth)

Aftenposten
Dagbladet (scroll down)
Dagsavisen
Kerrang
Playlouder (albums and singles)
Sonic
BBC
Washington City Paper
Amazon.com
Wire
Stylus (singles)



2003-12-16
Best of 2003 lists from Mojo, Q and Uncut (thanks to Julian White),
Blender and Spin (thanks to Timhiroth),
Heaven and OOR (thanks to muzieklijstjes.nl),
Pure Pop (thanks to Marques A. Hernandez),
Intro (thanks to Thomas Schulze)
and Nöjesguiden.

Other lists:
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003)
- Thanks to Michelangelo Matos
Mojo (UK) - All Back to My Place: The Stars' All-Time 10 Favourite Albums (2003)
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000)
- Thanks to Julian White
Pure Pop (Mexico) - The Best Singles of All Time (2003)
- Thanks to Marques A. Hernandez
Spex (Germany) - The Best Singles of the Century (1999)
- Thanks to Thomas Schulze
Magnet (USA) - 10th Anniversary Issue, Top 60 Albums 1993-2003
- Thanks to Bill Georgaris
97X (USA) - The 500 Best Modern Rock Songs of All Time (2003)
- Thanks to Shaun Swayne
APRA (Australia) - The 10 (+20) Best Australian Songs (2001)
- Thanks to Hans Mick
The Movement (New Zealand) - Classic Albums and Singles Added Every Issue
- Thanks to William Lovin
Edna Gundersen, USA Today (USA) - Top 40 Albums of All Time (2003)
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990s (1999)


2003-10-26
Pure Pop (Mexico) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993)
Pure Pop (Mexico) - The Best Albums and Singles of the 90s (2000)
Pure Pop (Mexico) - The Best Albums Since Kurt Cobain Left Us (2003)
Pure Pop (Mexico) - The Best Albums and Singles of Each Year 1993-2002
- Thanks to Marques A. Hernandez

The Blues Foundation (USA) - Hall of Fame Inductees for Album and Single
- Thanks to Mike Lewis

Shortlist Prize Nominees 2001-2003 (USA)
CMT (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music (2003)
- Thanks to Timhiroth

Joe S. Harrington, Blastitude (USA) - The All-Time Top 100 Albums (2001)
David Keenan, Sunday Herald (USA) - The 103 Best Albums Ever, Honest (2001)
Nick Hornby (UK) - 31 Songs (2003)
The Observer (UK) - 31 Songs That Changed 31 Music Fans' Lives (2003)
Blender (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Songs to Download Right Now! (2003)


2003-10-05
I have added

Spin (USA) - The 15 Most Influental Albums Not By Beatles, Stones, Dylan or Elvis (2003)
- Thanks to Timhiroth

Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields, Future Bible Heroes, et al) - The Best Recording from Each Year of the 20th Century
- Thanks to Michelangelo Matos

Muzik (UK) - The 50 Most Influental Records of All Time (2003)
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003)

...and special thanks to music writer and performer Gary Pig Gold for his contribution of
The 40 Most Influental Records of the 20th Century (1999)

All Music Guide says about Gary Pig Gold that "it is conceivable that, all apologies to James Brown, he is rock music's all-time hardest-working man". You can also read about Gary at Rock's Back Pages and you should definitely check out the following lists which were not included into Acclaimed Music but are equally fascinating.
Top Ten Power Pop People
Bubblegum Top 48
Top Ten Canadian Records
1966 Psychedelic Songs
20 Big Ones by The Beach Boys


2003-09-06
PopMatters' excellent list "The Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared" includes their 100 favorite songs from Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the UK" to Eminem's "Stan".
- Thanks to Bill Georgaris and Barbara Flaska.


2003-08-28
The usual updates plus two new lists:
The National Recording Registry (Thanks to Mike Lewis) and
The Great Albums by Jim DeRogatis.

I have also enhanced my formula which resulted in some changes in the lists.


2003-07-31
Updates of Metacritic scores, Pause & Play albums and songs, Maconie albums and a Blender single.

From BBC Radio2 I added the singles from Sold on Song, their celebration of great songs and songwriting, another constantly evolving project.


2003-07-08
The 2003 album list was updated as usual.

A significant update has been made to the Acclaimed Music single lists. Thousand thanks to Michaelangelo Matos who let me include his lists of the top 100 singles of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. I also included his runners-up.

VH1 came up with a new "greatest songs lists" last month, this time they did the 100 greatest songs from the past 25 years.

The US magazine Shredding Paper issued a list of the 50 greatest singles ever in 2002.

A couple of album lists have also been added. Mojo's list of the top 50 eccentric albums and Rolling Stone's list of the 50 coolest records.
- Thanks to muzieklijstjes.nl for these lists.

Finally, I included a list of one recording per year from the 20th Century by Barnes & Noble.


2003-06-15
The 2003 list updated again.

I have also added the 100 Greatest pop albums of the century by Allan Kozinn and the 10 best rock records of the nineties by Bob Gendron (both from AVGuide), the top 100 rock/pop albums by Rod Underhill (CEO of 1Sound.com and one of the original founders of MP3.com) and The Wire's list of records that set the world on fire while no one was listening.


2003-06-08
Only the 2003 album list was updated this time.


2003-05-17
I have added the VH1 Ultimate Albums
(thanks to Jason for reminding me about this list).

And as usual, the Metacritic rankings and the Pause and Play and Stuart Maconie lists have been updated.


2003-05-03
I have added The Ultimate Jukebox: 100 Singles You Must Own (2003) from Mojo's April Issue and Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik - Best of lists from each Quarter and Price of the Year
- Thanks to Marwil for sending the Schallplatten link to me.

I have also added a number of songs which were excluded before for different reasons.

The Velvet Underground: Sweet Jane (1971) - was only released as B side to "Who Loves the Sun" (not in the US)
Lou Reed: Sweet Jane (again!) - live version from "Rock'n'Roll Animal" 1974
David Bowie: Life on Mars - released after "Aladdin Sane"
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust - was only released as B side to "The Jean Genie" (not in the US)
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Free Bird - released after "Second Helping"
Wings: Maybe I'm Amazed (live '77) - Originally released in 1970, from Paul McCartney's first solo album
AC/DC: Whole Lotta Rosie (live '78) - Originally released in 1977, from "Let There Be Rock"
Kraftwerk: Das Model (1978) - Only released in Germany. "The Model" was released in UK in 1981 as B side to "Computer Love" but flipped over and hit number 1 !!!
The Smiths: There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - only released in France in 1987, released in the UK and the US in 1992


2003-04-23
I have added the 100 Best Songs of All Time by Peter Holmes, The Sun-Herald (Australia, 2003)
- Thanks to Jason for sending this list to me.


2003-04-18
The following lists or ratings have been added:

New Musical Express (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003)
New Musical Express (UK) - Ten Great Live Albums (2003)
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003)
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003)
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 6th Edition, Ratings 1-10
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grades
Robert Christgau (USA) - Personal 40 Best Albums from the '70s (1979)
Robert Christgau (USA) - Personal 10 Best Albums from the '80s (1990)
Robert Christgau (USA) - Personal 10 Best Singles from the '80s (1990)
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums from the 80s (2003)
All Music Guide (USA) - Album of the Year
All Music Guide (USA) - Singles of the Year

Chuck Eddy (USA) - The Accidental History of Rock'n'Roll (1997)
Heartaches By the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles (USA, 2003)
- Thanks to Michelangelo Matos

Complete Book of the British Charts (UK, 2001) - Neil Warwick's Top 10 Albums
Complete Book of the British Charts (UK, 2001) - Jon Kutner's Top 10 Albums
Complete Book of the British Charts (UK, 2001) - Tony Brown's Top 10 Albums
Complete Book of the British Charts (UK, 2001) - Neil Warwick's Top 10 Singles
Complete Book of the British Charts (UK, 2001) - Jon Kutner's Top 10 Singles
Complete Book of the British Charts (UK, 2001) - Tony Brown's Top 10 Singles
Guinness Book of Hits of the '60s (UK, 1984) - Time Rice's Top 10 Songs
Guinness Book of Hits of the '60s (UK, 1984) - Jo Rice's Top 10 Songs
Guinness Book of Hits of the '60s (UK, 1984) - Paul Gambaccini's Top 10 Songs
Guinness Book of Hits of the '60s (UK, 1984) - Mike Read's Top 10 Songs
Pophandboek (Netherlands) - Henk Bergsma's Top 20 Albums from the 60s (1970)
Pophandboek (Netherlands) - Errit Petersma's Top 20 Albums from the 60s (1970)
Pophandboek (Netherlands) - Henk Bergsma's Top 20 Singlesfrom the 60s (1970)
Pophandboek (Netherlands) - Errit Petersma's Top 20 Singlesfrom the 60s (1970)
Aloha/Hitweek (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year
Aloha/Hitweek (Netherlands) - Top 12 Albums from 1966-1969 (1970)
- Thanks to Gerrit Stevens

Rolling Stone (USA) - 50 Essential Female Albums (2002)
- Thanks to Jimmy Rad

Time (USA) - Albums of the Year
People.com (USA) - Albums of the Year
HX (USA) - The New York DJs Best Dance Song of the 90s (1999)
- Thanks to Jason


2003-02-17
A number of year-end lists have been added (thanks to Andrew Casillas, Jan Vinkenroye and Bill Georgaris), including the Village Voice critics poll, click on the album and single titles to view their rankings. Furthermore, in the 100th issue of the German Rolling Stone (thanks to Thomas Schulze), they listed their 100 favourite albums since the magazine started in autumn 1994.


2003-01-19
The following new lists and ratings have been added:


Albums lists

List by Asian Critics - 100 Essential Albums (1998?)
Wiener (Austria) - Top 100 Albums of the 20th Century (1999) - Thanks to Thomas Schulze
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) - Thanks to Geir Bø
Jimmy Guterman (USA) - The Best Rock and Roll Records (online version)
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1980s (2002) - Thanks to Bill Georgaris
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) - Thanks to Thomas Schulze
LostAtSea (USA) - 90 Albums of the 90s - Thanks to Bill Georgaris
Iguana (Spain) - The 25 Best Albums of the 90's - Thanks to Xavier Valino
CDNOW (USA) - The 10 Essential Live Albums of All Time (2002)
All Music Guide, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002)
MusicHound Rock and R&B (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99)
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001)
John Tobler (UK) - 100 Great Albums of the Sixties (1994)
RDL (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) - Thanks to Aurelio Sánchez
Velvet (Italy) - The 20 Best Albums of the 60s (1990) - Thanks to Gori Fausto
Velvet (Italy) - The 20 Best Albums of the 70s (1990) - Thanks to Gori Fausto
List by Japanese Critics - 200 Essential Albums (1998?)
CDNOW (Japan) - 100 Essential Albums (2001?)
Classic Rock (UK) - The 50 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time (2001)
Revolver (USA) - The 69 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time (2002)


Singles lists

New Musical Express (UK) - The Top 100 Singles of All Time (2002)
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) - Thanks to Bill Georgaris
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, 100 Essential Singles (2001)
RDL (Spain) - The 100 Best Songs from 1990 to 1998 (1999) - Thanks to Aurelio Sánchez
Jockey Slut (UK) - The Top 50 (+25) Singles of the Last 10 Years (2002)

...and I eventually decided to include Rob's All Time Top 5 Songs (and the songs that almost made the list) from Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity".


Almost 500 albums have been added and that's far too many to list here...I'm also too lazy to list all best-of-year lists I've used for the 2002 albums and singles lists. But click on each album and single title and you will find the lists where the recordings were included.


2002-06-12
The Recording Academy has updated its GRAMMY Hall of Fame of lasting qualitative recordings and of course Acclaimed Music has been updated accordingly. This resulted in 3 replacements. Little Richard's "Lucille", Rufus Thomas' "Walking the Dog" and The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby" replaced The Schoolboys' "Please Say You Want Me", Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and The Isley Brothers' "This Old Heart of Mine".


2002-06-07
Acclaimed Music now has its own artist ranking - the best artists of all time, by decade and lists of the best album and single artists.


The following new lists have been added:

The Rolling Stone Album Guide, 5 Stars Albums (USA, 1983)
The Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992)
José Ramón Pardo (Spain) - The 1000 Best Pop-Rock Albums, Ratings 1-5 (1997)
Discoplay (Spain) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997)
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000)
The Arizona Republic (USA) - 8 Albums that VH1 Missed (2001)
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001)
CDNOW (USA) - The 10 (+5) Essential Records of the 90s (2002)
Metacritic (Metascore 0-100, Weighted Average of Reviews from USA and UK)
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week
Uncut (UK) - Bob Dylan's 40 Greatest Songs (2002)


New albums on the Acclaimed Music lists:

Big Joe Turner - The Boss of the Blues
Elvis Presley - Loving You
Elvis Presley - King Creole
Billy Fury - The Sound of Fury
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Vol. 2
The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
The Animals - The Animals
The Animals - Animalisms/Animalization
Otis Redding - The Soul Album
Procol Harum - Procol Harum/A Whiter Shade of Pale
Blood Sweat & Tears - Child Is Father to the Man
Steve Miller Band - Sailor
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
Blind Faith - Blind Faith
Cream - Goodbye
Santana - Santana
John Stewart - California Bloodlines
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
The Band - Rock of Ages
The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters
Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
The Spinners - Pick of the Litter
Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
Dr. Feelgood - Stupidity
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors
The Persuasions - Chirpin'
The Congos - The Heart of The Congos
Willie Nelson - Stardust
Augustus Pablo - East of the River Nile
Burning Spear - Marcus Children/Social Living
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Dave Edmunds - Repeat When Necessary
Joan Jett - I Love Rock'n'roll
Phil Collins - Face Value
Echo and The Bunnymen - Porcupine
Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent
Faith No More - The Real Thing
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
The Breeders - Pod
Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints
Alice in Chains - Dirt
The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
Palace Brothers - There Is No One that Will Take Care of You
Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong with Love
Fountains of Wayne - Fountains of Wayne
Aimee Mann - Bachelor No. 2
Fugazi - The Argument



The following albums disappeared from the lists:

Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps - Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
The Ronettes - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
The Walker Brothers - Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers
Stevie Wonder - Uptight
The Walker Brothers - Portrait
13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
Jefferson Airplane - Crown of Creation
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach
The O'Jays - Ship Ahoy
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
The Sparks - Kimono My House
Al Green - Al Green Is Love
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Michael Hurley/The Unholy Modal Rounders/Jeffrey Fredericks & The Clamtones - Have Moicy!
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell
James Taylor - JT
David Johansen - David Johansen
Generation X - Generation X
Lou Reed - Street Hassle
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
Wire - 154
New Order - Movement
The Teardrop Explodes - Wilder
Van Morrison - Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
Sade - Diamond Life
Inner City - Paradise/Big Fun
Van Morrison - Enlightenment
Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly
Stereo MCs - Supernatural
Ice Cube - The Predator
Buffalo Tom - Let Me Come Over
Basehead - Play with Toys
Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
One Dove - Morning Dove White
Scott Walker - Tilt
Sebadoh - Harmacy
Eels - Daises of the Galaxy
The Go-Betweens - The Friends of Rachel Worth



New singles on the Acclaimed Music lists:

The Raspberries - Go All the Way
Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At



The following singles have disappeared:

Elton John - Rocket Man
Phoenix - Too Young



2002-03-10
A number of lists from the Dutch magazine OOR have been added.

New albums on the Acclaimed Music lists:

Joan Baez - Joan Baez
13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere
Todd Rundgren - Todd
The Sparks - Kimono My House
Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
David Johansen - David Johansen
Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July
The Au Pairs - Playing with a Different Sex
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel/Security
Van Morrison - Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
Los Lobos - By the Light of the Moon
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
Missy Elliott - Da Real World


The following albums disappeared from the lists:

Elvis Presley - Loving You
The Four Tops - Reach Out
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
Augustus Pablo - East of the River Nile
Squeeze - Argybargy
The Beat - Wha'ppen
Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
Jonathan Richman - Jonathan Sings!
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
Was (Not Was) - Are You OK?
Belly - Star
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - ACME
Supergrass - Supergrass


2002-02-26
Four end-of-year lists have been added.

Audiogalaxy (USA) - Albums of the Year
Music-Critic.com (USA) - Albums of the Year
B92 Net Radio (Yugoslavia) - Singles of the Year
Dagsavisen (Norway) - Singles of the Year

The new album lists did not lead to any new albums on the Acclaimed Music lists, but two new singles were added. Basement Jaxx got "Romeo" included instead of "Where's Your Head At" and Roots Manuva's "Witness (One Hope)" replaced Spiritualized's "Stop Your Cryin'". I hope they will stop theirs...


2002-02-17
A number of critics lists have been added including the best-of-2001 lists. Thanks to everyone who has brought new lists to my attention.

The new best-of-all-time and best-of-decade lists are

Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990s (1999)
Nude as the News (USA) - The 100 Most Compelling Albums of the 90s (1999)
Ink Blot (USA) - Albums of the 90s (2000)
Exclaim (Canada) - 100 Records that Rocked 100 Issues (2000)
KEXP 90.3 FM (USA) - The Top 90.3 Albums of the 90's (2000?)
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001)
Muzik (UK) - Top 50 Dance Albums of All Time (2002)
Blender (USA) - The 100 Greatest American Albums of All time (2002)
Ink Blot (USA) - Single of the 90s (2000)
Blender (USA) - The Greatest Songs Ever, One Song Added Every Other Month
Q (UK) - The 50 Most Exciting Tunes Ever (2002)


New albums on the Acclaimed Music lists:

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
The Monks - Black Monk Time
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Away We A Go-Go
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
The O'Jays - Ship Ahoy
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Kiss - Destroyer
The Saints - (I'm) Stranded
Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell
The Cars - The Cars
The Cure - Faith
The Jam - The Gift
Meat Puppets - II
Bobby Womack - The Poet II
Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85
Fugazi - Repeater
Simply Red - Stars
Buffalo Tom - Let Me Come Over
Nas - Illmatic
Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand
Sebadoh - Harmacy
Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane over the Sea
...plus all albums on the 2001 list.


New singles on the Acclaimed Music lists:

MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
The Pogues - A Pair of Brown Eyes
Guns 'n' Roses - Paradise City
Young Disciples - Apparently Nothing
Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives
Prince - Sexy MF
Saint Etienne - Avenue
Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
Manic Street Preachers - Faster/PCP
Ash - Girl from Mars
Daft Punk - One More Time
Destiny's Child - Independent Women Part 1
Phoenix - Too Young
...plus all singles on the 2001 list.


The following albums bit the grass:

Joan Baez - Joan Baez
Otis Redding - The Soul Album
The Monkees - The Monkees
13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere
Big Youth - Screaming Target
Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors
Radio Birdman - Radios Appear
Emmylou Harris - Luxury Liner
The Au Pairs - Playing with a Different Sex
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel/Security
The Go-Betweens - Before Hollywood
Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent
Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun
Ride - Nowhere
Seal - Seal
Bikini Kill - The C.D. Version of the First 2 Records
Orbital - Snivilization
Sugar - File Under Easy Listening
The Divine Comedy - Casanova
Aphex Twin - Richard D James Album
Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing


Close but no cigar for the following singles:

The Impressions - Choice of Colors
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
Royal House - Can You Party
Paula Abdul - Straight Up
Public Enemy - 911 Is a Joke
U2 - Even Better than the Real Thing
Buffalo Tom - Twilight Fade
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Pavement - Cut Your Hair
Garbage - Vow
Supergrass - Pumping on Your Stereo
Blur - Music Is My Radar
Eminem - The Way I Am



2001-11-21
Two great sites have been added to the links page.


2001-10-10
For each album, a link has been added to the All Music Guide page with album review, track list and a list of the musicians.


2001-09-06
Acclaimed Music version 1.0 is up and running!