Elvis Costello
This Year's Model







Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Chuck Eddy (USA) - The Accidental Evolution of Rock'n'Roll (1997) No Order
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of Album Chartmakers by Year (1981) 2
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 145
Greil Marcus (USA) - STRANDED: "Treasure Island" Albums (1979) No Order
IE (USA) - 50 Great Albums, a Rock Time Capsule (1999) No Order
Joe S. Harrington, Blastitude (USA) - The All-Time Top 100 Albums (2001) 72
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 117
Paste (USA) - The 70 Best Albums of the 1970s (2012) 35
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 60
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2004) 52
Popblerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2013) 19
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - Steve Pond's 50 (+27) Essential Albums of the 70s (1990) 31
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 98
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years (1987) 11
Spin (USA) - The 25 Greatest Albums of All Time (1989) 8
Stylus (USA) - Top 101-200 Albums of All time (2004) 151
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Catalog entry
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 70s, by Year (2005) 1
Trouser (USA) - The Best Albums from 1970-79 (1980) No Order
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2015) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made (1995) 69
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums (1985) 40
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Albums of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2006) 66
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 256
Q (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2000) 82
The Anarchist (UK) - The 33 Best Albums Ever (1997) 29
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 92
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 41
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 101
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 22
Tor Milde (Norway) - The 100 Best Pop and Rock Albums of All Time (2004) 43
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1999) 85
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 20th Century (1987) 53
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 70s (1979) 17
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 44
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 84
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 139
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 47
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1970s (2009) 36
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 18
Crossroads (France) - 109 Essential Albums from 1976-78 (2009) No Order
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 40
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - Rock'n'Roll: La Discotèque Idéale (2005) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 250 Best Albums from 1966-1991 (1991) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 300 Best Albums from 1965-1995 (1995) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Telerama (France) - 50 LPs in the History of Rock (2004) 30
Telerama (France) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993) No Order
Juan Vitoria (Spain) - The 100 Best Rock Albums (1993) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1970s (1988) 29
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 114
Alternative Melbourne (Australia) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (1996) 90
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 90
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
BigO (Singapore) - The 100 Best Albums from 1975 to 1995 (1995) 13
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Popster (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 70s (1979) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 0-5 Stars (USA, 1979 and/or 1983) 4 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
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 9
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 5 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 5 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 3 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
José Ramón Pardo (Spain) - The 1000 Best Pop-Rock Albums, Ratings 1-5 (1997) 4 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 7
End of Year Lists
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Hot Press (Ireland) - Albums of the Year 2
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
Record Mirror (UK) - Albums of the Year 5
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year 8
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 1