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The best album by The Waterboys is This Is The Sea which is ranked number 1,047 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,912.

The Waterboys is ranked number 385 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 5,085.

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The Waterboys best albums

The following albums by The Waterboys are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

This Is The SeaUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:1,912
Rank in 1980s168Overall Rank:1,047
Average Rating:  79/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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2.

Fisherman's BluesUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1988Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1988:19Rank Score:1,804
Rank in 1980s176Overall Rank:1,101
Average Rating:  77/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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3.

A Pagan PlaceUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1984Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1984:56Rank Score:532
Rank in 1980s482Overall Rank:2,971
Average Rating:  73/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.

Dream HarderUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1993Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1993:111Rank Score:236
Rank in 1990s1,124Overall Rank:5,565
Average Rating:  71/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

The WaterboysUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1983Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1983:100Rank Score:195
Rank in 1980s1,007Overall Rank:6,417
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

An Appointment With Mr. YeatsUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2011:191Rank Score:158
Rank in 2010s1,024Overall Rank:7,576
Average Rating:  70/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Room To RoamUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:1990Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1990:189Rank Score:98
Rank in 1990s2,305Overall Rank:11,132
Average Rating:  70/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Too Close to HeavenUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2001:391Rank Score:61
Rank in 2000s4,436Overall Rank:16,364
Average Rating:  76/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

A Rock In The Weary LandUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:2000Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 2000:436Rank Score:42
Rank in 2000s5,403Overall Rank:19,706
Average Rating:  72/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

Modern BluesUnited Kingdom The Waterboys
Year of Release:2015Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2015:435Rank Score:35
Rank in 2010s3,595Overall Rank:21,045
Average Rating:  67/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 385

This may not be a complete discography for The Waterboys. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Waterboys best tracks

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1.The Whole Of The Moon
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 86/100 (44 votes)
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2.Fisherman's Blues
(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
 86/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.This Is The Sea
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 86/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.Don't Bang The Drum
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 85/100 (34 votes)
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5.The Pan Within
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 84/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Good News
(from the album Dream Harder)
 83/100 (4 votes)
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7.Spirit
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 82/100 (27 votes)
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8.Glastonbury Song
(from the album Dream Harder)
 82/100 (7 votes)
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9.Pagan Place
(from the album A Pagan Place)
 82/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Old England
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 81/100 (27 votes)
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11.Church Not Made With Hands
(from the album A Pagan Place)
 81/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.We Will Not Be Lovers
(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
 81/100 (19 votes)
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13.Medicine Bow
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 80/100 (25 votes)
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14.Trumpets
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 80/100 (26 votes)
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15.And A Bang On The Ear
(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
 80/100 (21 votes)
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16.December
(from the album The Waterboys)
 80/100 (5 votes)
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17.Be My Enemy
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 80/100 (25 votes)
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18.A Girl Called Johnny
(from the album The Waterboys)
 80/100 (10 votes)
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19.Red Army Blues
(from the album A Pagan Place)
 80/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.The Raggle Taggle Gypsy
(from the album Room To Roam)
 80/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Waterboys ratings

Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 18 votes)
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72/100
 
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From BraddlesHendo 12/22/2013 00:15
Still listen to them today, but only those essential albums. Excellent band. Still doing it great today and better than most.
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From michaelroc2011 12/08/2013 10:45
Totally agree with above comment. Really overlooked band. My second favourite band after The Doors. Their first 6 albums are magnificent. Last four not as good but all have their moments.
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From jhuik 08/17/2013 14:22
Mike Scott is a musical genius that dug deep on so many of the great Waterboys' songs. I find it unbelievable how sadly overlooked this band is. Sure, they peaked with This is the Sea and Fisherman's Blues but what a peak that was.
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From Johnnyo 11/12/2012 21:29
The 1st 3 albums are glorious. Fisherman's Blues was good but I sort of lost them after that.
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From mr_wujas 09/27/2011 20:17
Dream Harder - essential
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