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Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
BET (USA) - Top 10 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 2
Billboard (USA) - Top 20 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 6
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
CokeMachineGlow (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 21
Complex (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 1
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 75
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 5
Daily Californian (USA) - Top 25 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 16
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 36
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 7
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 25 Greatest Albums, 1990-2014 (2015) No Order
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - Top 10 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 2
GQ (USA) - The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century (2014) 12
GQ (USA) - The 40 Best Albums of the 21st Century (2003) No Order
HipHopDX (USA) - Top 11 Albums of the 2000s (2009) No Order
Kitsap Sun (USA) - The Top 101 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 70
Metromix Denver (USA) - Top 40 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 16
Michigan Daily (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the New Millennium (2004) 28
NOW (Canada) - Top 10 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 2
NPR (USA) - The 50 Most Important Recordings of the 2000s (2009) No Order
OneThirtyBPM (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 10
Paste (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 42
Pitchfork (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of 2000-2004 (2005) 2
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 5
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s (2014) 4
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 (+50) Albums of the 2000s (2012) 8
Popdose (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 16
Rhapsody (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 20
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 252
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 4
Slant (USA) - Top 250 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 5
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 19
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 13
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 70
Spinner (Canada) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 46
Stylus (USA) - The 50 Best Albums of 2000-2004 (2005) 5
Stylus Decade (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 7
The Boombox (USA) - Top 10 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 1
The Onion A.V. Club (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 9
Tiny Mix Tapes (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 55
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Next stop
Treble (USA) - Top 150 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 18
Vibe (USA) - The 50 Greatest Albums Since '93 (2013) 8
XXL (USA) - 40 Years of Hip-Hop: Top 5 Albums by Year (2014) No Order
FACT (UK) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 5
Gigwise (UK) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 3
Hip-Hop Connection (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rap Albums 1995-2005 5
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 186
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 56
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 22
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 8
Rock's Back Pages (UK) - Top 176 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 28
The Guardian (UK) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 36
The Sunday Times (UK) - Top 30 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 17
The Times (UK) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 67
Uncut (UK) - Top 150 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 66
Adresseavisen (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 17
Dagsavisen (Norway) - The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century (2005) 5
Dagsavisen (Norway) - Top 40 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 2
Side 2-Nettavisen (Norway) - Top 25 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 7
OOR (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 44
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
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Musikexpress (Germany) - The Best Albums 2000-2015 46
Sounds (Germany) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 47
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 807
FNAC (France) - The Ideal Discography: 823 Indispensables Albums (2015) Key album
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 13
Heineken (Spain) - Top 50 International Albums of the 2000s (2009) 28
Javier Blánquez & Omar Morena (Spain) - Loops, a History of Electronic Music (2002) No Order
La Vanguardia (Spain) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 21
PlayGround (Spain) - Top 200 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 3
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 181
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Top 100 International Albums of the 2000s (2009) 10
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 29
POPBOKS (Serbia) - The 100 Best Albums of 2000-2010 (2011) 59
Porcys (Poland) - Top 100 Albums from 2000-2004 (2005) 66
Porcys (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 60
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 31
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A-
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 8
Metacritic (Metascore 0-100, Weighted Average of Reviews from USA and UK) 88
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 3 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6.5
End of Year Lists
Addicted to Noise (USA) - Albums of the Year 8
Blender (USA) - Albums of the Year 2
Eonline (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
People.com (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year 5
Spin (USA) - Albums of the Year 7
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 7
Washington City Paper (USA) - Albums of the Year 2
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 4
Q (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
The Wire (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Uncut (UK) - Albums of the Year 40
Aftenposten (Norway) - Albums of the Year 5
Aftonbladet (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 5
Dagsavisen (Norway) - Albums of the Year 3
Expressen (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 2
Natt & Dag (Norway) - Albums of the Year 10
Nöjesguiden (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 3
Panorama (Norway) - Albums of the Year 13
Sonic (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 4
Mondo Sonoro (Spain) - Albums of the Year 14