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Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Bill Shapiro (USA) - The Top 100 Rock Compact Discs (1991) No Order
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 16
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of Album Chartmakers by Year (1981) 1
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 39
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Greatest CDs of All Time (1993) 31
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 65
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
IE (USA) - 50 Great Albums, a Rock Time Capsule (1999) No Order
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 22
Liza Lentini (USA) - The 100 Greatest Vinyl Records of All Time (2015) No Order
Paste (USA) - The 70 Best Albums of the 1970s (2012) 13
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1977) 19
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 20
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Albums of the 70's (2003) No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2004) 15
Popblerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2013) 9
Radio WXPN (USA) - The 100 Most Progressive Albums (1996) 74
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rod Underhill (USA) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (2003) 4
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 28
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years (1987) 22
Stylus (USA) - Top 101-200 Albums of All time (2004) 108
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 26
Time (USA) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2006) No Order
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 70s, by Year (2005) 6
Trouser (USA) - The Best Albums from 1970-79 (1980) No Order
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2015) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 13
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 70s (2006) No Order
Classic Rock (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Rock Albums Ever (2006) 2
Classic Rock (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time (2001) 21
Eagle Rock (UK/USA) - Classic Albums TV Series (1997-2002) No Order
GQ (UK) - The 100 Coolest Albums in the World Right Now! (2005) 80
Geoff Brown et al (UK) - 25 Albums That Rocked the World (2008) No Order
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 70
Mojo (UK) - 70 of the Greatest Albums of the 70s (2006) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums (1974) 80
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 99
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Albums of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 319
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1970-1979 (2004) 10
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 58
The Rough Guide - Rock: 100 Essential CDs (1999) No Order
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 27
The Wire (UK) - The 100 Most Important Records Ever Made (1992) No Order
Uncut (UK) - 200 Greatest Albums of All Time (2016) 82
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 47
Eggen & Kartvedt (Norway) - The Guide to the 100 Important Rock Albums (1999) No Order
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 28
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 7
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 80
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 54
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
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 55
Guitar (Germany) - Top 50 Guitar Albums (1996) No Order
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 44
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 28
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 58
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1970s (2009) 3
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2011) No Order
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 74
Crossroads (France) - 108 Essential Albums from 1969-72 (2009) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 82
FNAC (France) - The Ideal Discography: 823 Indispensables Albums (2015) Key album
Florent Mazzolenni (France) - Introduction to an Ideal Rock Discography (2005) No Order
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 30
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - Rock'n'Roll: La Discotèque Idéale (2005) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 250 Best Albums from 1966-1991 (1991) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 300 Best Albums from 1965-1995 (1995) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Telerama (France) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993) No Order
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000) 38
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 179
Alternative Melbourne (Australia) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (1996) 56
Courier-Mail (Australia) - 50 Defining Rock Albums (2005) 6
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
CDNOW (Japan) - 100 Essential Albums (2001?) 41
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Blow Up (Italy) - 600 Essential Albums (2005) No Order
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The 200 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1998) No Order
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Viceversa (Italy) - 100 Rock Albums (1996) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 11
Switch (Mexico) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 0-5 Stars (USA, 1979 and/or 1983) 5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 5 Stars
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 10
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 5 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) GOLD
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
José Ramón Pardo (Spain) - The 1000 Best Pop-Rock Albums, Ratings 1-5 (1997) 4 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 7
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 1