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Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Allan Kozinn, AVGuide (USA) - The 100 Greatest Pop Albums of the Century (2000) No Order
Amazon.com (USA) - The 10 Best Albums by Decade (1999) 6
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 8
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
CCM (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music (2001) 6
CCM (USA) - The 25 Best Contemporary Christian Albums of All Time (1988) 17
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009) No Order
College Music Journal (USA) - Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 34
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 63
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 26
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (USA) - Most Significant Rock Albums (2006) No Order
Infoplease.com (USA) - Must-Have Recordings (1998) No Order
Jim Farber, NY Daily News (USA) - The 10 Best Albums of the 1980s (2014) 3
KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records from the 80s (2002) 53
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 7
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, the Album of the Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 9
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) 30
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2012) 3
Radio WXPN (USA) - The 100 Most Progressive Albums (1996) 35
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rod Underhill (USA) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (2003) 9
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 3
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 27
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 24
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 62
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 118
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 33
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) 1
Ultimate Classic Rock (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2015) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 15
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 80s (2006) No Order
Classic Rock (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Rock Albums Ever (2006) 100
Complete Book of the British Charts (UK, 2001) - Neil Warwick's Top 10 Albums 1
Eagle Rock (UK/USA) - Classic Albums TV Series (1997-2002) No Order
Geoff Brown et al (UK) - 25 Albums That Rocked the World (2008) No Order
Guitarist (UK) - 101 Essential Guitar Albums (2000) 11
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (2006) 11
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 1
Hot Press (Ireland) - Top 100 Irish Albums (2004) 3
Hot Press (Ireland) -The 250 Greatest Irish Albums of All Time (2009) 5
Irish Times (Ireland) - The Top 40 Irish albums (2008) 14
Mojo (UK) - The 80 Greatest Albums from the 80s (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) 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) 424
Q (UK) - In Our Lifetime: Q's 100 Best Albums 1986-94 (1995) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 1
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from the Lifetime of Q (1986-2006) 4
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 9
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock: Classic Recordings (2008) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 57
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 23
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 43
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 2
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 57
Slitz (Sweden) - 3 National and 3 Foreign Albums by Year 1980-94 (1995) No Order
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 28
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 94
Max Magazine (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 24
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums from the 80s (2003) 19
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 50
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 101
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 41
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 88
Uwe Schütte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2011) No Order
Best (France) - Top 50 Albums of the 80s (1990) 1
Crossroads (France) - 120 Essential Albums from 1987-99 (2010) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 24
FNAC (France) - The Ideal Discography: 823 Indispensables Albums (2015) Other
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
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 46
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
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008) No Order
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000) 5
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 3
CDNOW (Japan) - 100 Essential Albums (2001?) 38
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) 43
Buscadero (Italy) - The 120 Best Albums of the 1980s (1989) 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
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Rockstar (Italy) - The 100 Albums of the 80s (1989) 6
Velvet (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Viceversa (Italy) - 100 Rock Albums (1996) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Jerzy Skarzynski (Poland) - Unforgettable Albums in Rock History (2004) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 19
Tylko Rock (Poland) - 100 Albums that Shook Polish Rock (1999) 41
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 5
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 B
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 6
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) 4 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) 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
LA Times (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 4
Hot Press (Ireland) - Albums of the Year 3
Kerrang (UK) - Albums of the Year 9
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 6
Q (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 9
Musikexpress/Sounds (Germany) - Albums of the Year No Order
Best (France) - Albums of the Year 6
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year 37