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Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Amazon.com (USA) - The 10 Best Albums by Decade (1999) 9
Barnes & Noble.com (USA) - The Best Music of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 3
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009) No Order
Chuck Eddy (USA) - The Accidental Evolution of Rock'n'Roll (1997) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 4
Edna Gundersen, USA Today (USA) - Top 40 Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 4
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Greatest CDs of All Time (1993) 24
Flavorwire (USA) - The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own 1963-2013 No Order
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 13
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Jim Farber, NY Daily News (USA) - The 10 Best Albums of the 1980s (2014) 7
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 62
LA Times (USA) - The Top 10 Albums of the 1980s (1989) 8
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, the Album of the Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
Liza Lentini (USA) - The 100 Greatest Vinyl Records of All Time (2015) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 3
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 23
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Albums of the 80's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1980s (2002) 27
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2012) 1
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 7
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time (2014) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 20
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years (1987) 85
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 1
Stereophile (USA) - 40 Years of Stereophile: The 40 (+94) Essential Albums (2002) No Order
Stylus (USA) - Top 101-200 Albums of All time (2004) 158
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 64
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 80s, by Year (2006) 3
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 23
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) 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) 54
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 43
Melody Maker (UK) - Significant Albums from '82 and '85 (1989) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007) 33
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - 101 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2014) No Order
NME (UK) - Nominations For the Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 131
NME (UK) - The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime (2012) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 2
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1980-2004 (2004) 4
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Sean Egan (UK) - 100 Albums That Changed Music (2006) No Order
Sean O'Hagan, The Observer (UK) - Fifty Years of Pop (2004) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 21
The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock: Classic Recordings (2008) No Order
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 6
The Observer (UK) - 50 Albums That Changed Music 1956-2006 (2006) 39
The Rough Guide - Soul: 100 Essential CDs (2000) No Order
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 97
The Wire (UK) - The 100 Most Important Records Ever Made (1992) No Order
Times Online (UK) - The 20 Most Influential Albums (2008) 12
Uncut (UK) - 200 Greatest Albums of All Time (2016) 180
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 61
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 9
Dagbladet (Norway) - The Best Albums of the Century (1999) No Order
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 49
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 42
Slitz (Sweden) - 3 National and 3 Foreign Albums by Year 1980-94 (1995) No Order
Tor Milde (Norway) - The 100 Best Pop and Rock Albums of All Time (2004) 54
Aloha (Netherlands) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1999) 29
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1999) 29
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1989) 37
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 61
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 90
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 8
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 20 Best Albums of All Time (2011) 15
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums from the 80s (2003) 30
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 289
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 101
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 19
Spex (Germany) - The 100 (+17) Albums of the Century (1999) 40
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 41
Uwe Schütte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2011) No Order
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 4
ZEIT (Germany) - 100 Modern Classics (2007) No Order
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 23
Best (France) - Top 50 Albums of the 80s (1990) 5
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 20
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
Jazz Magazine (France) - 50 Years of Black Music (2013) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 11
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) 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
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008) No Order
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000) 10
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of 1980-86 (1987) 44
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 9
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 95
Cameron Adams (Australia) - 100 Must Have Albums (2013) 11-100
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 27
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 7
List by Japanese Critics - 100 Essential Albums (1998?) No Order
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Yediot Ahonot (Israel) - Top 99 Albums of All Time (1999) 67
Epoca (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1988) 67
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The 200 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1998) No Order
Rockstar (Italy) - The 100 Albums of the 80s (1989) 12
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 98
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 7
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
Slant (USA) - The 50 Most Essential Pop Albums (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) 4 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) 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 7
End of Year Lists
Grammy Awards (USA) - Album of the Year Winner
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 5
HUMO (Belgium) - Albums of the Year 5
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 38