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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
Chuck Eddy (USA) - The Accidental Evolution of Rock'n'Roll (1997) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 46
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of Album Chartmakers by Year (1981) 1
Edna Gundersen, USA Today (USA) - Top 40 Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 3
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Greatest CDs of All Time (1993) 1
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 22
Frank Moriarty (USA) - Seventies Rock: Top Albums of the Seventies (2003) No Order
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 9
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Greil Marcus (USA) - STRANDED: "Treasure Island" Albums (1979) No Order
IE (USA) - 50 Great Albums, a Rock Time Capsule (1999) No Order
Infoplease.com (USA) - Must-Have Recordings (1998) No Order
Jimmy Guterman (USA) - The Best Rock and Roll Records (online version) No Order
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 18
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, the Album of the Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
Paste (USA) - The 70 Best Albums of the 1970s (2012) 3
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1977) 7
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 11
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Albums of the 70's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2004) 11
Popblerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1970s (2013) 5
Radio WXPN (USA) - The 100 Most Progressive Albums (1996) 22
Robert Christgau (USA) - Personal 40 Best Albums from the '70s (1979) 2
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - Steve Pond's 50 (+27) Essential Albums of the 70s (1990) 7
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 7
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years (1987) 3
Spin (USA) - The 25 Greatest Albums of All Time (1989) 9
Stereophile (USA) - 40 Years of Stereophile: The 40 (+94) Essential Albums (2002) No Order
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 11
The Sun (Canada) - The Best Albums from 1971 to 2000 (2001) No Order
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) 4
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) 12
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) 9
Continuum Books - 33 1/3: A Series of Books about Critically Acclaimed Albums No Order
Geoff Brown et al (UK) - 25 Albums That Rocked the World (2008) No Order
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (2006) 25
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 35
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 23
Mojo (UK) - 70 of the Greatest Albums of the 70s (2006) No Order
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made (1995) 4
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums (1974) 38
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums (1985) 25
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 11
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Albums of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - Some of the Greatest Double LPs Ever Issued (1991) 15
NME (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2006) 43
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 24
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 52
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2000) 3
Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004) 7
Q (UK) - The 50 Best Albums of the 70s (1998) 12
Rhythm (UK) - The 50 Greatest Drum Albums (2007) 51
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1986) 42
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The Anarchist (UK) - The 33 Best Albums Ever (1997) 31
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 25
The Observer (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums (2004) 8
The Rough Guide - Rock: 100 Essential CDs (1999) No Order
Time Out (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 5
Uncut (UK) - 200 Greatest Albums of All Time (2016) 16
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 30
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 8
Dagbladet (Norway) - The Best Albums of the Century (1999) No Order
Eggen & Kartvedt (Norway) - The Guide to the 100 Important Rock Albums (1999) No Order
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 4
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 1
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 21
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 5
Schlager (Sweden) - The 30 Best Albums of All Time (1984) 9
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 3
Soundi (Finland) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1995) 29
Tor Milde (Norway) - The 100 Best Pop and Rock Albums of All Time (2004) 19
Aloha (Netherlands) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1999) 14
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1999) 5
Nieuwe Revu (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1994) 21
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 20th Century (1987) 12
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 70s (1979) 13
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 88
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 1
Karl Bruckmaier (Switzerland) - 101 Most Important Albums of Rock History (1998) No Order
Max Magazine (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 6
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 6
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 10
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 20 Best Albums of All Time (2011) 17
Rock Hard (Germany) - Top 300 Albums (2001) 284
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 3
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 1
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1970s (2009) 2
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 40
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 4
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 9
Crossroads (France) - 108 Essential Albums from 1969-72 (2009) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 106
FNAC (France) - The Ideal Discography: 823 Indispensables Albums (2015) Key album
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 16
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Nicolas Dupuy (France) - The 100 Best Rock Albums (2010) 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
Discoplay (Spain) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) No Order
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000) 15
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1970s (1988) 13
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 10
Alternative Melbourne (Australia) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (1996) 5
Cameron Adams (Australia) - 100 Must Have Albums (2013) 11-100
Courier-Mail (Australia) - 50 Defining Rock Albums (2005) 2
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 40
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Yediot Ahonot (Israel) - Top 99 Albums of All Time (1999) 53
Buscadero (Italy) - The Best Albums from the 1950s to the 1980s (1990) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Ideal Albums to Understand Rock Music (2000) No Order
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The 200 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1998) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002) 1-20
Popster (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 70s (1979) No Order
Velvet (Italy) - The 20 Best Albums of the 70s (1990) 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) 9
Showbizz (Brazil) - 100 CDs of All Time (1999) 4
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) 4 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
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 5 Stars
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) 4 Stars
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) 8
End of Year Lists
Creem (USA) - Albums of the Year 2