The Waterboys United Kingdom

The latest album released by The Waterboys is 1985. This album was released 02/23/2024.

The best album credited to The Waterboys is This Is The Sea which is ranked number 862 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,066.

The Waterboys is ranked number 400 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,796.

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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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Year of Release:
1985
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2,066
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1988
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1,285
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1984
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483
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1983
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262
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1990
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1991
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112
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2011
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109
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1993
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67
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2015
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64
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2022
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21
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Total albums: 23. Page 1 of 3

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 bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 0 0%
1980s 4 0%
1990s 5 0%
2000s 5 0%
2010s 5 0%
2020s 4 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 19 83%
Yes 4 17%
Live? Albums %
No 21 91%
Yes 2 9%

The Waterboys best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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1.
Rating: 87 (72 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
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Rating: 87 (102 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album This Is The Sea)
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Rating: 86 (82 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album This Is The Sea)
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Rating: 84 (72 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album This Is The Sea)
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Rating: 83 (45 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
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Rating: 83 (67 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album This Is The Sea)
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Rating: 83 (23 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album A Pagan Place)
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Rating: 83 (24 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album A Pagan Place)
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Rating: 82 (39 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
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Rating: 81 (45 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
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Rating: 81 (19 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album A Pagan Place)
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Rating: 81 (40 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
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Rating: 81 (56 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album This Is The Sea)
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Rating: 81 (24 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Waterboys)
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Rating: 80 (59 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album This Is The Sea)
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Rating: 80 (61 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album This Is The Sea)
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Rating: 80 (59 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album This Is The Sea)
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Rating: 80 (21 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album A Pagan Place)
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Rating: 80 (9 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Room To Roam)
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Rating: 80 (58 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album This Is The Sea)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

The Waterboys ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 30 votes)
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From 04/20/2020 16:40
The Waterboys are Scottish not Irish
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From 09/15/2019 17:34
Strange boat is one of the best songs ever ... underrated
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From 03/09/2018 02:13
Hang on, why is this band listed as Irish???
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From 08/09/2017 04:25
I like Mike Scott's "whoohoo!"s
Best albums: The Waterboys, This Is The Sea, Fisherman's Blues
There's some very good and interesting stuff on A Rock In The Weary Land, too
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From 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 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 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 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 09/27/2011 20:17
Dream Harder - essential
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