Ornette Coleman
The Shape of Jazz to Come









Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Ben Ratliff (USA) - The 100 (+ Another 100) Most Important Jazz Recordings (2002) 1-100
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009) No Order
Exposure (Canada) - 50 Greatest Albums not to make the Greatest Albums lists (2005) 48
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 117
Fred Kaplan (USA) - Top 100 Jazz Albums of the Twentieth Century No Order
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Infoplease.com (USA) - Must-Have Recordings (1998) No Order
Jazz Online (USA) - Starter Kit No Order
Jazz for Dummies (USA) - 300 to Round Out the Collection (1998) No Order
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 248
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Elvis Costello - 500 Albums You Need (2000) No Order
Jazzwise (UK) - The 100 Jazz Albums That Shook the World (2006) 3
John Fordham (UK) - Jazz: Gallery of Classics (1994) No Order
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
Dagbladet (Norway) - The Best Albums of the Century (1999) No Order
Pop (Sweden) - The American Music Club: 50 Jazz Albums (1996) No Order
Jazzguide (Germany) - Recommended Records No Order
Télérama (France) - 100 Essential Jazz Albums (1994) No Order
Jorge García (Spain?) - The 100 Greatest Jazz Records (1993) No Order
Il Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Essential Jazz Albums (2004) No Order
Jazz&Tzaz (Greece) - The 100 Greatest Jazz Records No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4.5 Bones
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 0-5 Stars (USA, 1979 and/or 1983) 5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 10
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (6th Ed., 2002), Ratings 1-4 Stars, or a Crown 4 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 4 Stars