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Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

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300 best albums from 1984-2014 (history of the magazine)
print edition only
List containing the vote of 119 critics (50 albums each)

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300 - Daniel Darc - Crèvecoeur (2004)
299 - Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
298 - Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma (2010)
297 - Seefeel - Quique (1993)
296 - Edwyn Collins - Hope And Despair (1989)
295 - Cesaria Evora - Miss Perfumado (1992)
294 - El Guincho - Alegranza (2007)
293 - Dr. John - Goin' Back To New Orleans (1992)
292 - Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (2010)
291 - Cheb Khaled - Hada Raykoum (1985)
290 - Dominique A. - La musique / La matière (2009)
289 - Billy Bragg - Talking with the Taxman About Poetry (1986)
288 - Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (2009)
287 - Xavier Baró - La màgica olivera (2011)
286 - Sr. Chinarro - El mundo según (2006)
285 - Mogwai - Rock Action (2001)
284 - Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (2005)
283 - Jungle Brothers - Done by the Forces of Nature (1989)
282 - Maria del Mar Bonet - Anells d'aigua (1985)
281 - Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded (1987)
280 - Carmen Linares - Antología. La mujer en el cante (1996)
279 - Mary Margaret O'Hara - Miss America (1988)
278 - Paolo Conte - Paolo Conte (1984)
277 - Juan Peña Lebrijano / Orquesta Andalusí de Tánger - Encuentros (1985)
276 - The Ex - Starters Alternators (1998)
275 - Gang Starr - Hard To Earn (1994)
274 - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Orange (1994)
273 - Vic Chesnutt - North Star Deserter (2007)
272 - Brian Wilson - SMiLE (2004)
271 - Smog (Bill Callahan) - Knock Knock (1999)
270 - Ali Farka Touré - Niafunké (1999)
269 - Model 500 - Classics (1993)
268 - Derek Bailey - Ballads (2002)
267 - Ornette Coleman And Prime Time - Virgin Beauty (1988)
266 - Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms (1997)
265 - The Wedding Present - George Best (1987)
264 - Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power (1992)
263 - Negu Gorriak - Borreroak baditu milaka aurpegi (1993)
262 - Palace Brothers (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) - There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You (1993)
261 - Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill (1992)
260 - Mario Bauzá And His Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Tanga (1992)
259 - Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (2012)
258 - Surfin' Bichos - Hermanos carnales (1992)
257 - Maurizio - M (1997)
256 - Missy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive (2001)
255 - Van Morrison - Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
254 - Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl (1989)
253 - Four Tet - Rounds (2003)
252 - Stromae - Racine carrée (2013)
251 - Low - Things We Lost in the Fire (2001)
250 - Einstürzende Neubauten - 1/2 Mensch (1985)
249 - Pan Sonic - Kesto (234.48:4) (2004)
248 - D'Angelo - Brown Sugar (1995)
247 - Oval - Systemisch (1994)
246 - Willie Nelson - Spirit (1996)
245 - The Knife - Silent Shout (2006)
244 - Los Lobos - Kiko (1992)
243 - Burial - Burial (2006)
242 - The Auteurs - New Wave (1993)
241 - Ry Cooder - Chávez Ravine (2005)
240 - Konono No. 1 - Congotronics (2005)
239 - Morente- Sabicas - Nueva York Granada (1990)
238 - Fingers Inc. - Another Side (1988)
237 - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Qawwal And Party - Shahen-Shah (1989)
236 - Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (2010)
235 - Disco Inferno - D. I. Go Pop (1994)
234 - Vainica Doble - Taquicardia (1984)
233 - Tego Calderón - The Underdog / El subestimado (2006)
232 - Orbital - Orbital (1991)
231 - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - El león (1992)
230 - Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come (1998)
229 - Steve Earle - Train A Comin' (1995)
228 - Astrud - Gran fuerza (2001)
227 - Panda Bear - Person Pitch (2007)
226 - A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
225 - Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)
224 - Antony And The Johnsons - Antony And The Johnsons (2000)
223 - Pulp - His 'n' Hers (1994)
222 - Caetano Veloso - Fina Estampa (1994)
221 - Erykah Badu - Baduizm (1997)
220 - Plastikman - Closer (2003)
219 - Sepultura - Chaos A.D. (1993)
218 - The Pogues - If I Should Fall from Grace with God (1988)
217 - Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
216 - Esplendor Geométrico - Mekano-Turbo (1988)
215 - Coil - Horse Rotorvator (1986)
214 - Antònia Font - Alegria (2002)
213 - Carlos Berlanga - Indicios (1994)
212 - American Music Club - California (1988)
211 - Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
210 - Goldie - Timeless (1995)
209 - The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express (1986)
208 - Hidrogenesse - Un dígito binario dudoso- Recital para Alan Turing (2012)
207 - M.I.A. - Kala (2007)
206 - Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)
205 - Patti Smith - Gone Again (1996)
204 - Whitehouse - Great White Death (1985)
203 - The Style Council - Café Bleu (1984)
202 - Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man (2000)
201 - Basic Channel - BCD (1995)
200 - OutKast - Speakerboxxx / The Love Below (2003)
199 - Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam (2007)
198 - Los Planetas - La leyenda del espacio (2007)
197 - Mikel Laboa - Xoriek 17 (2005)
196 - The Gun Club - The Las Vegas Story (1984)
195 - Morrissey - Viva Hate (1988)
194 - Swans - Children of God (1987)
193 - Napalm Death - Scum (1987)
192 - Palace Music - Viva Last Blues (1995)
191 - Fugazi - In On the Kill Taker (1993)
190 - The Triffids - Calenture (1987)
189 - Autechre - Incunabula (1993)
188 - Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004)
187 - Neil Young - Freedom (1989)
186 - The Streets - Original Pirate Material (2002)
185 - Van Morrison - No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986)
184 - Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out (2000)
183 - Dexys Midnight Runners - Don't Stand Me Down (1985)
182 - Gabinete Caligari - Cuatro rosas (1984)
181 - Jay-Z - The Blueprint (2001)
180 - Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
179 - The KLF - Chill Out (1990)
178 - Mala Rodríguez - Lujo ibérico (2000)
177 - Robert Wyatt - Shleep (1997)
176 - William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops (2002)
175 - Youssou N'Dour & Le Super Etoile de Dakar - Immigres / Bitim Rew (1984)
174 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
173 - The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
172 - Kanye West - Late Registration (2005)
171 - The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4 (1986)
170 - Sepultura - Roots (1996)
169 - Los Enemigos - La vida mata (1990)
168 - Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy (1989)
167 - Nacho Vegas - Cajas de música difíciles de parar (2003)
166 - Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription (1987)
165 - Primal Scream - Xtrmntr (2000)
164 - Bob Dylan - Love and Theft (2001)
163 - John Zorn - Spillane (1987)
162 - Ali Farka Touré With Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu (1994)
161 - The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon (1989)
160 - Madonna - Like a Virgin (1984)
159 - Lloyd Cole and The Commotions - Rattlesnakes (1984)
158 - Terence Trent D'Arby - Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby (1987)
157 - Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas (1990)
156 - The Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000)
155 - The Cure - The Head on the Door (1985)
154 - Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost (1989)
153 - Cat Power - The Greatest (2006)
152 - Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
151 - El Último de la Fila - Enemigos de lo ajeno (1986)
150 - Autechre - Tri Repetae (1995)
149 - Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
148 - Sugar - Copper Blue (1992)
147 - Shellac - At Action Park (1994)
146 - Derrick May - Innovator (1997)
145 - The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury (1992)
144 - Andrés Calamaro - Honestidad brutal (1999)
143 - Mano Negra - Casa Babylon (1994)
142 - Yo La Tengo - Painful (1993)
141 - Elvis Costello - Spike (1989)
140 - Felt - Forever Breathes the Lonely Word (1986)
139 - Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I See a Darkness (1999)
138 - Talk Talk - Laughing Stock (1991)
137 - R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986)
136 - Big Black - Songs About Fucking (1987)
135 - Albert Pla - No solo de rumba vive el hombre (1992)
134 - Joanna Newsom - Ys (2006)
133 - Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
132 - D'Angelo - Voodoo (2000)
131 - Salif Keita - Soro (1987)
130 - Beach House - Teen Dream (2010)
129 - Giant Sand - Chore of Enchantment (2000)
128 - LFO - Frequencies (1991)
127 - Lou Reed - Magic and Loss (1992)
126 - Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me (1987)
125 - Red House Painters - Red House Painters [Rollercoaster] (1993)
124 - Robert Wyatt - Comicopera (2007)
123 - Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die (1996)
122 - Radio Futura - La canción de Juan Perro (1987)
121 - Golpes Bajos - A Santa Compaña (1984)
120 - Ketama / Toumani Diabaté / Danny Thompson - Songhai (1988)
119 - Kanye West - Yeezus (2013)
118 - Scott Walker - Tilt (1995)
117 - J Dilla - Donuts (2006)
116 - Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle (2009)
115 - James Blake - James Blake (2011)
114 - Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996)
113 - Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
112 - Björk - Post (1995)
111 - Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
110 - Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986)
109 - Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (1997)
108 - Wilco - Being There (1996)
107 - Caetano Veloso - Estrangeiro (1989)
106 - Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain (1984)
105 - John Hiatt - Bring the Family (1987)
104 - Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
103 - Suede - Dog Man Star (1994)
102 - Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches (1990)
101 - Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (2004)
100 - Tindersticks - Tindersticks (1993)
99 - Fennesz - Endless Summer (2001)
98 - Lambchop - Nixon (2000)
97 - Galaxie 500 - On Fire (1989)
96 - The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
95 - Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
94 - Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
93 - Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
92 - Nick Cave - From Her to Eternity (1984)
91 - Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
90 - N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
89 - Slayer - Reign in Blood (1986)
88 - Portishead - Third (2008)
87 - OutKast - Stankonia (2000)
86 - Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
85 - Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
84 - Orbital - Orbital ("The Brown Album") (1993)
83 - Manu Chao - Clandestino (1998)
82 - Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
81 - Pet Shop Boys - Actually (1987)
80 - Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
79 - Tom Waits - Bone Machine (1992)
78 - Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children (1998)
77 - New Order - Low-Life (1985)
76 - Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind (1997)
75 - Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)
74 - John Zorn - Naked City (1990)
73 - Swans - The Seer (2012)
72 - Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995)
71 - Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full (1987)
70 - Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
69 - Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
68 - The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
67 - Family - Un soplo en el corazón (1993)
66 - M.I.A. - Arular (2005)
65 - U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
64 - Nick Cave - Let Love In (1994)
63 - Radio Futura - La ley del desierto, La ley del mar (1984)
62 - Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
61 - Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997)
60 - Alaska y Dinarama - Deseo carnal (1984)
59 - Beck - Odelay (1996)
58 - Fugazi - Repeater (1990)
57 - The Smiths - The Smiths (1984)
56 - Pata Negra - Blues de la frontera (1988)
55 - Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
54 - LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
53 - Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984)
52 - Blur - Parklife (1994)
51 - Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)

50 - Sonic Youth - Sister (1987)


49 - Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)


48 - Los Planetas - Una semana en el motor de un autobús (1998)


47 - Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet (1990)


46 - Lou Reed - New York (1989)


45 - PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (2011)


44 - Nas - Illmatic (1994)


43 - Rubén Blades y Seis del Solar - Buscando América (1984)


42 - Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2005)


41 - Neil Young - Ragged Glory (1990)


40 - Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. (1984)


39 - Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)


38 - Daft Punk - Homework (1997)


37 - Kiko Veneno - Échate un cantecito (1992)


36 - Pulp - Different Class (1995)


35 - Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)


34 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Your Funeral... My Trial (1986)


33 - Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)


32 - DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... (1996)


31 - Slint - Spiderland (1991)


30 - Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour (1990)


29 - Burial - Untrue (2007)


28 - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)


27 - The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (1999)


26 - De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)


25 - Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)


24 - PJ Harvey - Rid of Me (1993)


23 - Björk - Debut (1993)


22 - Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)


21 - Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)


20 - Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen (1985)


19 - New Order - Technique (1989)


18 - Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)


17 - Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)


16 - Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)


15 - The Cure - Disintegration (1989)


14 - Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)


13 - Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)


12 - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)


11 - R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1992)


10 - The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)


9 - Portishead - Dummy (1994)


8 - Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)


7 - Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)


6 - Morente & Lagartija Nick - Omega (1996)


5 - My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)


4 - Prince - Sign 'O' the Times (1987)


3 - Pixies - Doolittle (1989)


2 - The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986)


1 - Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
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Re: Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

Postby irreduciblekoan » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:54 am

Already a pretty interesting and good list, though I'm disappointed that Channel Orange is so low.

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Postby bootsy » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:00 pm

Very good list. Love that #1 choice. Spot on.

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Postby JR » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:50 pm

Good golly- another list that cites Like a Virgin over Like a Prayer. I mean, LAV is good pop, but come on now, critics. :mrgreen:

Thanks for posting, Otis.

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Postby irreduciblekoan » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:11 am

Oh my god, I thought i was the only one who loved Morente & Lagartija Nick's Omega so much (I'm a big fan of the poet Lorca). How delightful. What a great list just because of that. The rest of the choices are solid too.

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Re: Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

Postby Bruno » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:55 pm

No Eminem? :?

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Postby bootsy » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:06 am

Bruno wrote:No Eminem? :?

Wow interesting, didn't notice that. That's very odd. Not even MMLP made it.

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Postby Jackson » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:52 am

Holy crap this is an awesome list. So many hidden treasures down in the 150-300 section that I'm not sure where to start. Top 10 is just beautiful. This list stays away from a lot of the usual suspects but ends up rewarding the right ones. Love it

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Re: Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

Postby Otisredding » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:28 am

irreduciblekoan wrote:Oh my god, I thought i was the only one who loved Morente & Lagartija Nick's Omega so much (I'm a big fan of the poet Lorca). How delightful. What a great list just because of that. The rest of the choices are solid too.


No, irreduciblekoan, you are not alone in this cause. In the 2014 All-Time Albums Poll, Omega received two mentions: Miguel (# 451) and Otisredding (# 138).

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Postby Otisredding » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:34 am

Bruno wrote:No Eminem? :?


I think the most interesting part of the list (in this and all) are presences, not absences (The Strokes, The Stone Roses, Guns N' Roses, The White Stripes, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, Pearl Jam, Eminem...)

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Re: Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

Postby Bruno » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:40 am

Otisredding wrote:
Bruno wrote:No Eminem? :?


I think the most interesting part of the list (in this and all) are presences, not absences (The Strokes, The Stone Roses, Guns N' Roses, The White Stripes, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, Pearl Jam, Eminem...)

Wow!! :o

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Re: Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

Postby Honorio » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:47 pm

Otisredding wrote:I think the most interesting part of the list (in this and all) are presences, not absences (The Strokes, The Stone Roses, Guns N' Roses, The White Stripes, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, Pearl Jam, Eminem...)


To the long-time readers of Rockdelux (like me) is no surprising at all the absence of bands/artists like Guns N' Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam or Eminem, they almost never appeared before in a list by Rockdelux (and even received negative reviews on the magazine). In fact the biggest surprise for me is the first appearance of "OK Computer" in a RDL list, and no less than in the Top 20!! Finally they changed their mind...
But some of the names mentioned by Otisredding in fact appear in an additional list of 200 albums at the end of the magazine under the epigraph of "+200 albums (1984-2014)." Probably they got too many ties on the lower part of the list and opted by a ranked list from 1 to 300 and the next albums (from 301 to 500) as an unranked list.
This is the rest of the list in alphabetical order:

808 STATE "New Build" (1988)
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST "Midnight Marauders" (1993)
ACTRESS "Splazsh" (2010)
ALBERT COLLINS / ROBERT CRAY / JOHNNY COPELAND ''Showdown!" (1985)
ALBERT PLA "Ho sento molt" (1989)
ALEX CHILTON "High Priest" (1987)
ALI FARKA TOURÉ & TOUMANI DIABATÉ "In the Heart of the Moon" (2005)
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE "Feels" (2005)
ANITA BAKER "Rapture" (1986)
ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS "I Am a Bird Now" (2005)
APHEX TWIN "… I Care Because You Do" (1995)
ARCTIC MONKEYS "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (2006)
ASTRUD "Mi fracaso personal" (1999)
BARK PSYCHOSIS "Hex" (1994)
BEASTIE BOYS "Licensed to Ill" (1986)
BEAT HAPPENING "You Turn Me On" (1992)
BENJAMIN BIOLAY "La superbe" (2009)
BIG BLACK "Atomizer" (1986)
BJÖRK "Homogenic" (1997)
BJÖRK "Vespertine" (2001)
BOARDS OF CANADA "Geogaddi" (2002)
BOB DYLAN "Modern Times" (2006)
BOBBY WOMACK "The Poet II" (1984)
BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY "The Letting Go" (2006)
BRAD MEHLDAU "The Art of the Trio Volume 2. Live at the Village Vanguard" (1998)
BUSTAMANTE "Entusiastas" (1998)
CALLE 13 "Residente o Visitante" (2007)
CAMEO "Word Up!" (1986)
CANNIBAL OX "The Cold Vein" (2001)
CHRIS ISAAK "Silvertone" (1985)
CODEINE "The White Birch" (1994)
COMMON "Like Water for Chocolate" (2000)
COWBOY JUNKIES "The Trinity Session" (1988)
CYPRESS HILL "Cypress Hill" (1991)
DAVE CLARKE "Archive One" (1995)
DAVID SYLVIAN "Brilliant Trees" (1984)
DEPECHE MODE "Music for the Masses" (1987)
DEVENDRA BANHART "Rejoicing in the Hands" (2004)
DIABOLOGUM "#3" (1996)
DIAMANDA GALÁS "Plague Mass" (1991)
DINOSAUR JR. "Bug" (1988)
DIZZEE RASCAL "Boy in da Corner" (2003)
DOMINIQUE A "Auguri" (2001)
DWIGHT YOAKAM "Guitars Cadillacs Etc. Etc." (1986)
EDDIE PALMIERI "Solito" (1985)
EELS "Electro-Shock Blues" (1998)
EL GUINCHO "Pop negro" (2010)
EL-P "Fantastic Damage" (2002)
ELLIOTT SMITH "XO" (1998)
ELVIS COSTELLO WITH BURT BACHARACH "Painted from Memory" (1998)
ELVIS COSTELLO & ALLEN TOUSSAINT "The River in Reverse" (2006)
EPMD "Strictly Business" (1988)
ERIK B. & RAKIM "Follow the Leader" (1988)
FENNESZ "Venice" (2004)
FIONA APPLE "The Idler Wheel…" (2012)
FRANZ FERDINAND "Franz Ferdinand" (2004)
GANG STARR "Moment of Truth" (1998)
GHOSTFACE KILLAH "Supreme Clientele" (2000)
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR "F#A#∞" (1997)
HAPPY MONDAYS "Bummed" (1988)
HÜSKER DÜ "Candy Apple Grey" (1986)
HÜSKER DÜ "Warehouse: Songs and Stories" (1987)
ICE CUBE "Death Certificate" (1991)
INNER CITY "Paradise" (1989)
JAY-Z "Reasonable Doubt" (1996)
JEFF MILLS "Purpose Maker Compilation" (1996)
JOAQUÍN SABINA "19 días y 500 noches" (1999)
JOE JACKSON "Big World" (1986)
JOHN GRANT "Queen of Denmark" (2010)
JOHN ZORN "Spy vs. Spy. The Music of Ornette Coleman" (1989)
JOHNNY CASH "American IV: The Man Comes Around" (2002)
JOSELE SANTIAGO "Las golondrinas etcétera" (2004)
JUAN LUIS GUERRA "Ojalá que llueva café" (1989)
JULIA HOLTER "Ekstasis" (2012)
JULIAN COPE "Fried" (1984)
K.D. LANG "Shadowland" (1988)
KANYE WEST "The College Dropout" (2004)
KENDRICK LAMAR "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" (2012)
KETAMA / TOUMANI DIABATÉ / JOSÉ SOTO "Songhai 2" (1994)
LA BUENA VIDA "Soidemersol" (1997)
L.L. COOL J "Radio" (1985)
LAMBCHOP "How I Quit Smoking" (1995)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM "Sound of Silver" (2007)
LE MANS "Aquí vivía yo" (1998)
LEONARD COHEN "Various Positions" (1984)
LISABÖ "Animalia lotsatuen putzua" (2011)
LIZ PHAIR "Exile in Guyville" (1993)
LOQUILLO Y TROGLODITAS "¿Dónde estabas tú en el 77?" (1984)
LOS LOBOS "La pistola y el corazón" (1988)
LOU REED / JOHN CALE "Songs for Drella" (1990)
LOW "Secret Name" (1999)
LUCINDA WILLIAMS "Essence" (2001)
LUOMO "Vocal City" (2000)
MANUEL GÖTTSCHING "E2-E4" (1984)
MARC ALMOND "Mother Fist and Her Five Daughters" (1987)
MAYHEM "Des Mysteriis dom Sathanas" (1994)
MAZZY STAR "So Tonight That I Might See" (1993)
MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO "Storm the Studio" (1989)
MERCURY REV "Yerself is Steam" (1991)
MICAH P. HINSON "Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress" (2004)
MILES DAVIS "Tutu" (1986)
MISSY ELLIOTT "Supa Dupa Fly" (1997)
MOGWAI "Young Team" (1997)
MORENTE "Misa flamenca" (1991)
MOUSE ON MARS "Iaora Tahiti" (1995)
NACHO VEGAS "Actos inexplicables" (2001)
NEIL YOUNG "Harvest Moon" (1992)
NENEH CHERRY "Raw Like Sushi" (1988)
NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS "Tender Prey" (1988)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS "Abbatoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus" (2004)
NOSOTRÄSH "Popemas" (2002)
OASIS "(What's the Story) Morning Glory" (1995)
ORANGE JUICE "The Orange Juice" (1984)
ORBITAL "In Sides" (1996)
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB "Specialist in All Styles" (2002)
ORNETTE COLEMAN "In All Languages" (1987)
OUTKAST "Aquemini" (1998)
PACO DE LUCÍA "Luzia" (1998)
PANASONIC "Vakio" (1995)
PAOLO CONTE "900" (1992)
PET SHOP BOYS "Please" (1986)
PET SHOP BOYS "Introspective" (1988)
PETER GABRIEL "So" (1986)
PHILIP GLASS "Powaqqatsi" (1988)
PIL "Album" (1985)
PJ HARVEY "To Bring You My Love" (1995)
PORTER RICKS "Biokinetics" (1996)
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION "Parade" (1986)
PUBLIC ENEMY "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" (1987)
PULP "This Is Hardcore" (1998)
R.E.M. "Reckoning" (1984)
R.E.M. "Document" (1987)
RAEKWON "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" (1995)
RAY LEMA "Medecine" (1985)
RHYTHM & SOUND W/ TIKICASE "Showcase" (1998)
ROBERT WYATT "Cuckooland" (2003)
RUBÉN GONZÁLEZ "Introducing…" (1997)
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT "Want Two" (2004)
RYAN ADAMS "Heartbreaker" (2000)
SADE "Diamond Life" (1984)
SAINT ETIENNE "Foxbase Alpha" (1991)
SALIF KEITA "Moffou" (2002)
SCORN "Loggi Barogghi" (1996)
SCOTT WALKER "Climate of Hunter" (1984)
SEPULTURA "Arise" (1991)
SIZZLA "Black Woman & Child" (1997)
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG "Doggystyle" (1993)
SLEATER-KINNEY "Dig Me Out" (1995)
SOLOMON BURKE "Don't Give Up on Me" (2002)
SONGS: OHIA "Didn't It Rain" (2002)
SONIC YOUTH "EVOL" (1986)
SPACEMEN 3 "Playing With Fire" (1988)
SPIRITUALIZED "Songs in A&E" (2008)
SR. CHINARRO "El porqué de mis peinados" (1997)
SR. CHINARRO "El fuego amigo" (2005)
STEVE REICH "Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint" (1989)
SUEDE "Suede" (1993)
SUN KIL MOON "Benji" (2014)
SUNN O))) "Monoliths & Dimensions" (2009)
SWANS "To Be Kind" (2014)
TEENAGE FANCLUB "Grand Prix" (1995)
TEENAGE FANCLUB "Bandwagonesque" (1991)
TEGO CALDERÓN "El abayarde" (2003)
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES "The Painted Word" (1984)
THE AFGHAN WHIGS "Gentlemen" (1993)
THE BLUE NILE "A Walk Across the Rooftops" (1984)
THE BOO RADLEYS "Giant Steps" (1993)
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS "Exit Planet Dust" (1995)
THE DREAM SYNDICATE "Medicine Show" (1984)
THE EX "Turn" (2004)
THE FALL "The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall" (1984)
THE GO-BETWEENS "Tallulah" (1987)
THE HOUSE OF LOVE "The House of Love" (1988)
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN "Darklands" (1987)
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS "Get Lost" (1995)
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. "Ready to Die" (1994)
THE POGUES "Rum, Sodomy and the Lash" (1985)
THE SABRES OF PARADISE "Haunted Dancehall" (1994)
THE SKATALITES "Return of the Big Guns" (1984)
THE STONE ROSES "The Stone Roses" (1989)
THE STROKES "Is This It" (2001)
THE TRIFFIDS "Born Sandy Devotional" (1986)
THE WEDDING PRESENT "Seamonsters" (1991)
THE WHITE STRIPES "White Blood Cells" (2001)
THE XX "The xx" (2009)
THIS MORTAL COIL "It'll End in Tears" (1984)
TINARIWEN "Aman Iman" (2007)
TINDERSTICKS "Tindersticks" (1995)
TOM WAITS "Franks Wild Years" (1987)
TOM WAITS "Real Gone" (2004)
TORTOISE "TNT" (1998)
TRACY CHAPMAN "Tracy Chapman" (1988)
ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’S "Critical Beatdown" (1988)
VAINICA DOBLE "En familia" (2000)
VAMPIRE WEEKEND "Vampire Weekend" (2008)
VAN MORRISON & THE CHIEFTAINS "Irish Heartbeat" (1988)
VAN MORRISON "Avalon Sunset" (1989)
VIOLENT FEMMES "Hallowed Ground" (1984)
WILCO "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" (2002)
YO LA TENGO "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One" (1997)


It was surprising to me to see some albums of the year from the end-of-year lists by Rockdelux falling outside the Top 300 on this special 30 Anniversary Edition.

Some of the albums of the year are still in place: "Sign 'O' the Times," "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back," "Doolittle," "Automatic for the People," "Dummy," "The Soft Bulletin," "69 Love Songs," "Third," "Merriweather Post Pavilion," "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," "Let England Shake," "The Seer" and "Yeezus"). So the more recent #1s and some classics that stood the test of time.

Some of them stayed in the Top 5: "Blue Lines" (#3), "Rid of Me" to (#2), "Maxinquaye" (#2), "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" (#3), "Clandestino" (#3), "Arular" (#3), "Ys" (#2) and "Strawberry Jam" (#4).

But some of the albums of the year experienced important falls:
- EL-P's "Fantastic Damage" (2002) did not enter the Top 300, but only 3 albums from that year did it.
- Robert Wyatt's "Cuckooland" (2003) did not enter the Top 300, but only 3 albums from that year did it too.
- Tom Waits' "Real Gone" (2004) ended outside the Top 300 and outside the Top 5 of 2004.
- Sepultura's "Roots" and Tortoise's "Millions Now Living Will Never Die" (1996), Mogwai's "Rock Action" (2001) and- Panda Bear's "Person Pitch" (2007) ended inside the Top 300 but fall to #7 of the year.
- Jungle Brothers' "Done by the Forces of Nature" (1989, 1990 in Spain) fall to #12.
- Joe Jackson's "Big World" (1986) did not enter the Top 300 and was not even in the Top 13 for 1986.

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Re: Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

Postby Jeff » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:42 pm

Nice to see Arthur Russell on a list. Great list overall, featuring a number of albums I have not heard of, which I think is always the best quality to have in a list such as this.

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Re: Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

Postby Henrik » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:42 pm

Eligible. Great list, as everyone has said. Poor new millennium though.
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Re: Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

Postby Blanco » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:22 am

Excellent list due to its global coverage. IMO, all lists should be that way. Even our lists in this forum.
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Re: Rockdelux (Spain): 300 best albums from 1984-2014

Postby JR » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:45 pm

^As do female artists. ;) (Though there will be some who simply feel that male acts happen to make, what they perceive to be, the best music).


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