Album Ratings - 5

Key to Ratings
***** = Outstanding **** = Excellent *** = Very Good ** = Good * = Fair - = Poor

The 2000s U.S. Albums

Album Description My
Ranking
My
Rating
Underground Fire's
Top 3 Ranking

Gold
Pat's Gold 8011
2000
House of the Rising Sun
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Perfidia
Pipeline
Cruel Sea
James Bond Theme
Walk, Don't Run
Apache
Diamond Head
Wipe Out
Yellow Jacket
Bongo Rock
Telstar
Secret Agent Man
Bumble Bee Rock
Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Honky Tonk
Red River Rock
Tall Cool One
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.85
Album Not Polled

Play the Greatest Surfin' Hits
of All Time
Varese Sarabande 302-066-275-2
2001
Penetration
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Baja
Mr. Moto
Perfidia
Out of Limits
Lonely Surfer
Pipeline
Walk Don't Run '64
The Cruel Sea
Hawaii Five-0
Surf Rider
Diamond Head
Let's Go
Wipe Out
Bombora
Ninth Wave
Surfin' and Spyin'
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****

Ave. 4.89
Album Not Polled

Play the Greatest Instrumental
Hits of All Time
Varese Sarabande 302-066-390-2
2002
Sleepwalk
James Bond Theme
Walk Don't Run
Tequila
Apache
Wheels
Secret Agent Man
Green Onions
Lullaby of the Leaves
Hawaii Five-0
Rebel Rouser
Let's Go
Bongo Rock
Honky Tonk
Peter Gunn
Tall Cool One
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****

Ave. 4.88
Album Not Polled

Christmas Joy
Varese Sarabande 302-066-401-2
2002
Sleigh Rider
The Christmas Song
What Child Is This?
O Holy Night
O Come All Ye Faithful
Deck the Halls
Jingle Bells
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Feliz Navidad
Silent Night
O Christmas Tree
God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen
Winter Wonderland
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Rockin' Around/Here Comes Santa
We Three Kings
Joy to the World
Christmas Joy
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.61
Album Not Polled

Play the Greatest Instrumental
Hits of All Time, Vol. 2
Varese Sarabande 302-066-443-2
2003
Quiet Village
Happy Organ
Exodus
Teen Beat
Midnight in Moscow
Last Date
Telstar
Memphis
Forty Miles of Bad Road
Raunchy
Cry for a Shadow
Torquay
Bulldog
Red River Rock
Percolator
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.56
Album Not Polled

Surfin' to Baja
Varese Sarabande 302-066-536-2
2004
Blue Dawn
Santa Cruz
Beethoven Five-Oh
Flashback
Web Surfing
Snows of Nagano
After Midnight in Shinjuku
Cruisin' Machine
Open for Business
Bimini Bay
Follow Your Heart
Two on the Beach
Skunk Rock
Spindrift
Night Bird
Ajoen Ajoen
Rock Concerto in A Minor
Zonked
Bermuda
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.68
Album Not Polled

Alive Five-0
Varese Sarabande 302-066-664-2
2005
Penetration
Driving Guitars
Reflections in a Palace Lake
Hokkaido Skies
Bob's Medley
Sleepwalk
Maria Elena
Calhoun Surf
Hawaii Five-0
Walk Don't Run Medley
Classical Gas
House of the Rising Sun
Out of Limits
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Bondolero
Wailin'
Telstar
Seaside Story
Pipeline
Surf Rider
The Cruel Sea
Yellow Jacket
Bumble Bee Twist
The Ninth Wave
Diamond Head
Secret Agent Man
Black Sand Beach
Walk Don't Run '64
Let's Go
Ghost Riders in the Sky
The McCoy
Apache
Manchurian Beat
Magic Night
Wipe Out
Caravan
Goldfinger
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.78
Album Not Polled

Two Car Garage
Two Car Garage TCG-001
2009
Surf Rider
Wild Weekend
California Sun
Rebel Rouser
Tequila
Wipe Out
Black Is Black
Let's Go
Needles and Pins
When You Walk in the Room
I Hear You Knockin'
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 3.73
Album Not Polled

Hawaii Five-0
VentureX VXM-102
2010
Driving Guitars
Blue Dawn
Mahalo
The Big Island
Hawaii Five-0
Pipeline
Diamond Head
Surf Rider
The Cruel Sea
Black Sand Beach
Torquay
Two on the Beach
Follow Your Heart
Truth
Crouching Lion
Flower of the Sun
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****

Ave. 4.88
Album Not Polled

The 2000s Japanese Albums

Album Description My
Ranking
My
Rating
Underground Fire's
Top 3 Ranking

V-Gold II
M&I MYCV-30046
2000
Penetration
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Sleep Walk
Out of Limits
Tequila
Wheels
Forty Miles of Bad Road
Walk Don't Run '64
Black Sand Beach
Green Onions
Lullaby of the Leaves
Hawaii Five-0
Rebel Rouser
Blue Moon
Memphis
Surf Rider
Let's Go
Bulldog
Raunchy
Percolator
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.85
1 - Ghost Riders ... (tie)
1 - Forty Miles ... (tie)
1 - Raunchy (tie)

Acoustic Rock
M&I MYCV-30047
2000
Someday, Someway
She Drives Me Crazy
Brown Eyed Girl
Sultans of Swing
The Way
Living La Vida Loca
Layla
St. James Infirmary
American Pie
Skunk Rock
Man of Mystery
The Lonely One
Maggie May
Zonked
Tobacco Road
Rise & Fall of Flingel Bunt
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.63
1 - Someday, Someway
2 - The Way
3 - Tobacco Road (tie)
3 - St. James Infirmary (tie)
3 - Skunk Rock (tie)

In Japan Live 2000
M&I MYCV-30067
2000
Stranger in Midosuji/Reflections...
Hokkaido Skies
Sleepwalk
Walk Don't Run Medley
Classical Gas
Maria Elena
House of the Rising Sun
Ginza Lights
Kyoto Doll
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Wailin'
Sultans of Swing
Wipe Out
Paint It Black
Walk Don't Run '64
Yellow Jacket
Penetration
Diamond Head/Pipeline
Hollywood Punk
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Secret Agent Man
Hawaii Five-0
American Pie
Goldfinger
Apache
What'd I Say
Hats Off to Larry/Runaway
Feel So Fine
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***

Ave. 4.45
Album Not Polled

V-Gold III
M&I MYCV-30092
2001
Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Driving Guitars
Honky Tonk Women
Nutty
The McCoy
Yozora No Hoshi
Bimini Bay
A Taste of Honey
Let There Be Drums
Pedal Pusher
Goldfinger
Batman
El Cumbanchero
La Bamba
My Love for You
2,000 Pound Bee, Part 2
Ten Seconds to Heaven
Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Rawhide
Red River Rock
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.45
Album Not Polled

Plays Southern All Stars:
Tsunami
M&I MYCV-30093
2001
Hotel Pacific
Sonna Hiroshi Ni Damasarete
Tsunami
Inase No Locomotion
Anata Dake Wo
Ai No Kotodama
Shulaba La Bamba
Paradise
Erotica Seven
Minna No Uta
Kibou No Wadachi
01 Messenger
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.75
Album Not Polled

V-Gold Live II
M&I MYCV-30122
2001
Driving Guitars
Nutty
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Walk Don't Run Medley
Rap City
Ninth Wave
El Cumbanchero
Diamond Head/Pipeline
Besame Mucho
Mr. Moto
Secret Agent Man
Walk Don't Run '64
The McCoy
Journey to the Stars
Yozora No Hoshi
Do You Want to Dance
Jambalaya
My Bonnie Lies
No Trespassing
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 4.30
Album Not Polled

60's Rockin' Christmas
M&I MYCV-30123
2001
White Christmas
The Christmas Song
Sleigh Ride
Winter Wonderland
Silver Bells
Jingle Bells Rock
Blue Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Jingle Bells
Feliz Navidad
Frosty the Snowman
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Snow Flakes
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.73
Album Not Polled

Surf Rock Anthology
M&I MYCV-30138
2002
Driving Guitars
Penetration
Sleepwalk
Perfidia
Pipeline
Nutty
The Cruel Sea
Tequila
Yozora No Hoshi
Walk Don't Run
Black Sand Beach
Apache
Lullaby of the Leaves
Diamond Head
Hawaii Five-0
Blue Moon
Wipe Out
Yellow Jacket
Surf Rider
Bumble Bee Rock
Pedal Pusher
Ten Seconds to Heaven
Raunchy
Spindrift
Movin'
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.76
Album Not Polled

Hyper V-Gold
(V-Gold IV)
M&I MYCV-30139
2002
California Dreamin'
Sukiyaki
Journey to the Stars
Open for Business
Island Moon
Paint It Black
Mr. Moto
Besame Mucho
Stop Action
Blue Skies
Last Date
Classical Gas
Rap City
Torquay
Wailin'
Ninth Wave
The Creeper
My Bonnie Lies
Movin' and Groovin'
No Trespassing
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.50
Album Not Polled

Live in Seattle, U.S.A.
M&I MYCV-30178
2002
Sleepwalk
Walk Don't Run Medley
Penetration
House of the Rising Sun
Telstar
Out of Limits
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Pipeline
Diamond Head
The Cruel Sea
Let's Go
Surf Rider
Secret Agent Man
Hawaii Five-0
Wipe Out
Walk Don't Run '64
Bumble Bee Rock
Apache
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
El Cumbanchero
Goldfinger
My Bonnie Lies
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.65
Album Not Polled

Your Hit Parade 60's
M&I MYCV-30195
2003
Land of a Thousand Dances
Where the Boys Are
Both Sides Now
Rhythm of the Rain
The Sound of Silence
Help!
You Only Live Twice
From Russia with Love
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Diamond Head
Caravan
Sherry
Those Were the Days
One Way Ticket
Hey Paula
San Francisco
In the Year 2525
Exodus
Sinno Me Moro
Twist Degli Amanti L'Eclisse
13 Jours en France
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.43
Album Not Polled

In Japan Live - 2003
M&I MYCV-30196
2003
Fire
Last Train to Clarksville
Stranger in Midosuji/Reflections...
Ventures Medley
Born to Be Wild
House of the Rising Sun
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
Out of Limits
Ginza Lights
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Hawaii Five-0
Walk Don't Run '64
Hollywood Punk
Wipe Out
Hurricane
Driving Guitars
Bondolero
Wailin'
Diamond Head/Pipeline
Manchurian Beat
Magic Night
My Bonnie Lies
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.69
Album Not Polled

Summer & Winter Live
M&I MYCV-30272
2004
Santa Cruz
Home
Land of 1,000 Dances
Walk Don't Run/Perfidia
Who'll Stop the Rain/Bad Moon Rising
Stop Action
Love Potion No. 9
Twist Degli Amanti L'Eclisse
Pipeline
Telstar
Diamond Head
Movin'/Baja/Peter Gunn
Penetration
Road Runner
Teen Beat
Out of Limits
I Got a Woman
Apache
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.25
Album Not Polled

Classic Country Plus
M&I MYCV-30273
2004
Fire
The End of the World
Please Help Me I'm Falling
Detroit City
Born to Lose
I Can't Stop Loving You
The Wind Blows East
Steady As She Goes
Transit Man
Afraid
Wild Side of Life
Jealous Heart
The Caribbean
I Forgot to Remember
Lovesick Blues
Paliachi Joe
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**

Ave. 2.87
Album Not Polled

J-Rock Summer Wind
M&I MYCV-30333
2005
Shonan My Love
Romanhikou
Naminori Johnny
Itsumademo Kawaranu Aiwo
Megamino Hito
Koiwoshita Yoruwa
Den En
Marry Ann
Julia Ni Heartbreak
Jam
Asia No Junshin
Namino Ienakute...Natsu
Runner
Natsumatsuri
Louisiana
Bang Bang Bang
Time Machine Ni Onegai
Sea Side Bound
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***

Ave. 4.28
Album Not Polled

Your Hit Parade II
Featuring Screen Hits
M&I MYCV-30384
2006
California Sun Blue Hawaii
Tonight
Fools Rush In
Charade
Diana
Raindrops Keep Falling
Rock Around the Clock
Melody Fair
Live and Let Die
Goldfinger
Love Story
Green Leaves of Summer
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Jailhouse Rock
East of Eden
Plein Soleil
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 3.72
Album Not Polled

Rocky!
Toshiba-EMI TOCP-70259
2007
Eye of the Tiger
Turn! Turn! Turn!
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
The Impossible Dream
I Believe
Put Your Hand in the Hand
You'll Never Walk Alone
Oh Happy Day
What the World Needs Now Is Love
I Will Survive
We Are the World
All You Need Is Love
Diamond Head 2007
Rocky
Jesus Is Alright
Little Green Bag
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.38
Album Not Polled

Live in Tokyo 2006
M&I MYCV-30421
2007
Wham
Gimme Some Lovin'
Hide Away
Yuhi Wa Akakku (Blue Sunset)
Blue Dawn
Maria Elena
Stranger in Midosuji
Hokkaido Skies
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
Walk Don't Run
Wild and Wooly
Last Date
Classical Gas
Twist Degli Amanti l'Eclisse
Ginza Lights
House of the Rising Sun
Diamond Head/Pipeline
Hawaii Five-0
Wipe Out
Route 66
What'd I Say
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 4.39
Album Not Polled

Play Kayama Yuzo
EMI Japan TOCP-70735
2009
Blue Sunset
Tabito Yo
Black Sand Beach
Aoi Hoshikuzu
Koi Wa Akai Bara
Yozora O Aoide
Yozora No Hoshi
Kimi To Itsumademo
Futaridake No Umi
Boomerand Baby
Oyome Ni Oide
Mada Minu Koibito
Rainy Pavement
Violet Sky
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.36
Album Not Polled

Popular Hits Album
EMI Japan TOCP-70787
2009
James Bond Theme
Misirlou
Spanish Armada
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Exodus
Maria Elena
Stardust
Teen Beat
Cry for a Shadow
Peter Gunn
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky)
Drums A Go-Go
La Vie en Rose
Last Christmas
Imagine
Hymne a l'Amour
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 4.31
Album Not Polled

50th Anniversary Live
M&I MYCV-30545
2009
Stranger in Midosuji/Reflections in a Palace Lake
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
The Cruel Sea
Journey to the Stars
Walk Don't Run Medley
Diamond Head/Pipeline
Hawaii Five-0
Ginza Lights
Manchurian Beat
Yozora No Hoshi
Surf Rider
El Cumbanchero
I Got a Woman
Wild and Wolly
Wailin'
Love Potion No. 9
Apache
Wipe Out
My Bonnie Lies
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.45
Album Not Polled

In My Life
EMI Japan TOCP-70839
2010
Strawberry Fields Forever
Here Comes the Sun
Golden Dreams Medley
In My Life
Eleanor Rigby
I Feel Fine
Michelle
Hey Jude
Yesterday
Let It Be
Paperback Writer
Norwegian Wood
All You Need Is Love
Back in the USSR
Imagine
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.53
Album Not Polled

In Japan Live 2010
M&I MYCV-30588
2011
Driving Guitars
Stranger in Midosuji/Reflections in a Palace Lake
Hokkaido Skies
Walk Don't Run Medley
Hideaway
Cruel Sea
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Green Onions
California Sun
Black Sand Beach
Maria Elena
Hollywood Punk
In My Life
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Ginza Lights
Diamond Head/Pipeline
Norwegian Wood
Walk Don't Run '64
Classical Gas
Apache
Secret Agent Man
House of the Rising Sun
Hawaii Five-0
Wipe Out
On the Rebound
Blue Star
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***

Ave. 4.32
Album Not Polled

The 2000s U.K. Albums

Album Description My
Ranking
My
Rating
Underground Fire's
Top 3 Ranking

In the Vaults, Vol. 3
Ace CDCHD-1031
2005
Blue Star
Blue Moon
Flights of Fantasy
Rebel Rouser
Adventures in Paradise
The Chase
Honey
Artesia
Little People
The Ninth Wave
Kickstand
Instant Mashed
Lucille
Vibrations
Don't Leave Me
Two in Love
Summer Affair
Between Stage
Dreams of Yesterday
Night of Our Trip
Wait for Me
Red Flame
Anno Domini
Bullet Train
The Real McCoy
Cookies and Coke
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 3.46
Album Not Polled

In the Vaults, Vol. 4
Ace CDCHD-1176
2007
Driving Guitars
Journey to the Stars
Walk Don't Run Medley
Downtown
Yellow Jacket
Memphis
Bumble Bee
Pedal Pusher
The Jam
Delta Lady
Son of a Preacher Man
Beautiful Obsession
Echo
Caravan
Delicado
Night Run
Original Number One
Station Break
Black Tarantella
Runaway (vocal)
The Twomp (vocal)
Scratch
Like You've Never Known Before (vocal)
Feel So Fine (vocal)
Don't Avoid Me (vocal)
Heart on My Sleeve (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**

Ave. 3.58
Album Not Polled

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