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The Black Album









Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
BetterPropaganda (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 44
Complex (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the Complex Decade 2002-2012 6
Complex (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 17
Glide (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 5
HipHopDX (USA) - Top 11 Albums of the 2000s (2009) No Order
Kitsap Sun (USA) - The Top 101 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 48
Michigan Daily (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the New Millennium (2004) 11
OneThirtyBPM (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 69
Pitchfork (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of 2000-2004 (2005) 35
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 90
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 (+50) Albums of the 2000s (2012) 14
Popdose (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 25
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 349
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 14
Slant (USA) - Top 250 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 7
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 92
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 185
Stylus (USA) - The 50 Best Albums of 2000-2004 (2005) 42
Vibe (USA) - The 50 Greatest Albums Since '93 (2013) 34
XXL (USA) - 40 Years of Hip-Hop: Top 5 Albums by Year (2014) No Order
Hip-Hop Connection (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rap Albums 1995-2005 24
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 459
Q (UK) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 47
Rock's Back Pages (UK) - Top 176 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 117.5
State (Ireland) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 21
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 8
The Sun (UK) - Top 40 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 10
Virgin Media (UK) - Top 20 Albums of the 2000s (2009) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade ***
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 4.5 Stars
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 7
Metacritic (Metascore 0-100, Weighted Average of Reviews from USA and UK) 84
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 5
End of Year Lists
Baltimore City Paper (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
LostAtSea (USA) - Albums of the Year 22
Neumu (USA) - Albums of the Year 14
Pitchfork (USA) - Albums of the Year 17
PopMatters (USA) - Albums of the Year 36
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
Spin (USA) - Albums of the Year 6
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 13
Dotmusic (UK) - Albums of the Year 5
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 34
Planet Sound (UK) - Albums of the Year 37
Aftenposten (Norway) - Albums of the Year 23
Aftonbladet (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 8
Dagbladet (Norway) - Albums of the Year 27
Dagsavisen (Norway) - Albums of the Year 12
Sonic (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 24
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 27
Laut (Germany) - Albums of the Year 45
Monitor (Croatia) - Albums of the Year 7