The Mars Volta
Frances the Mute







Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
HARP (USA) - The 50 Most Essential Albums Since 2001 (2006) 10
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Catalog entry
OOR (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 71
Ondarock (Italy) - Top 51 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 33.5
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
Metacritic (Metascore 0-100, Weighted Average of Reviews from USA and UK) 75
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 8
End of Year Lists
Blender (USA) - Albums of the Year 9
Eye Weekly Writers (Canada) - Albums of the Year 20
HARP (USA) - Albums of the Year 14
PopMatters (USA) - Albums of the Year 35
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year 24
Spin (USA) - Albums of the Year 12
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 45
Classic Rock (UK) - Albums of the Year 42
Kerrang (UK) - Albums of the Year 4
Mojo (UK) - Albums of the Year 39
Playlouder (UK) - Albums of the Year 19
Dagbladet (Norway) - Albums of the Year 12
Dagsavisen (Norway) - Albums of the Year 12
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - Albums of the Year No Order
Natt & Dag (Norway) - Albums of the Year 13
Panorama (Norway) - Albums of the Year 4
Rockmusica (Finland) - Albums of the Year 7
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 26
Musikexpress/Sounds (Germany) - Albums of the Year 45
Visions (Germany) - Albums of the Year 20
Welt am Sonntag (Germany) - Albums of the Year No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - Albums of the Year 41
Mondo Sonoro (Spain) - Albums of the Year 13
Rockzone (Spain) - Albums of the Year 1
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - Albums of the Year No Order
Rumore (Italy) - Albums of the Year 5
Monitor (Croatia) - Albums of the Year 37
Screenagers (Poland) - Albums of the Year 24