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The Waterboys Ireland 

The best album by The Waterboys is This Is The Sea which is ranked number 1,001 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,421.

The Waterboys is ranked number 395 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,090.

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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 SeaIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:1985Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1985:14Rank Score:2,421
Rank in 1980s155Overall Rank:1,002
Average Rating:  79/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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2.

Fisherman's BluesIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:1988Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1988:22Rank Score:2,141
Rank in 1980s184Overall Rank:1,134
Average Rating:  78/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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3.

A Pagan PlaceIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:1984Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1984:61Rank Score:527
Rank in 1980s556Overall Rank:3,491
Average Rating:  73/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The WaterboysIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:1983Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1983:101Rank Score:241
Rank in 1980s1,002Overall Rank:6,501
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Dream HarderIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:1993Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1993:123Rank Score:239
Rank in 1990s1,273Overall Rank:6,533
Average Rating:  67/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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An Appointment With Mr. YeatsIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2011:191Rank Score:207
Rank in 2010s1,196Overall Rank:7,317
Average Rating:  66/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Room To RoamIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:1990Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1990:132Rank Score:185
Rank in 1990s1,558Overall Rank:7,929
Average Rating:  70/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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A Rock In The Weary LandIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:2000Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2000:451Rank Score:53
Rank in 2000s5,397Overall Rank:20,886
Average Rating:  69/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Modern BluesIreland The Waterboys
Year of Release:2015Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 2015:582Rank Score:36
Rank in 2010s5,229Overall Rank:24,755
Average Rating:  65/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Best Of The Waterboys 81-90
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Ireland The Waterboys
Year of Release:1991Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1991:524Rank Score:19
Rank in 1990s6,118Overall Rank:32,367
Average Rating:  76/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 395

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.This Is The Sea
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 87/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Fisherman's Blues
(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
 86/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.The Whole Of The Moon
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 86/100 (67 votes)
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4.Don't Bang The Drum
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 84/100 (48 votes)
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5.The Pan Within
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 84/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Church Not Made With Hands
(from the album A Pagan Place)
 82/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Pagan Place
(from the album A Pagan Place)
 82/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.We Will Not Be Lovers
(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
 81/100 (26 votes)
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9.Medicine Bow
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 81/100 (37 votes)
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10.A Girl Called Johnny
(from the album The Waterboys)
 81/100 (15 votes)
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11.Good News
(from the album Dream Harder)
 81/100 (7 votes)
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12.Be My Enemy
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 81/100 (35 votes)
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13.Old England
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 81/100 (39 votes)
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14.Spirit
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 81/100 (40 votes)
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15.Trumpets
(from the album This Is The Sea)
 81/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.December
(from the album The Waterboys)
 80/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.And A Bang On The Ear
(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
 80/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.The Big Music
(from the album A Pagan Place)
 80/100 (12 votes)
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19.Red Army Blues
(from the album A Pagan Place)
 80/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Sweet Thing
(from the album Fisherman's Blues)
 80/100 (22 votes)
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The Waterboys ratings

Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 23 votes)
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70/100
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66/100
 
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04/03/2018 19:55
80/100
 
70/100
02/28/2018 14:12
73/100
 
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11/04/2017 08:02
68/100
 
65/100
08/09/2017 04:24
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65/100
From thirstyDog 03/09/2018 02:13
Hang on, why is this band listed as Irish???
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From thirstyDog 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 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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