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Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Alternative Press (USA) - Top 99 Albums of '85 to '95 (1995) 45
Anthony Fantano (USA) - The Needle Drop: Classic Albums No Order
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 30
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
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 87
David Keenan, Sunday Herald (USA) - The 103 Best Albums Ever, Honest (2001) No Order
Edna Gundersen, USA Today (USA) - Top 40 Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98 (1999) 2
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 93
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 734
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) 132
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1980s (2002) 35
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time (2013) 6
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 144
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 18
Spin (USA) - 15 Most Influental Albums Not By Beatles, Stones, Dylan or Elvis (2003) No Order
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 46
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 74
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 10
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) 82
The Source (USA) - The 100 Best Rap Albums of All Time (1998) 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) 10
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 62
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 51 Albums representing a Generation, a Sound and a Movement (2004) No Order
XXL (USA) - 40 Years of Hip-Hop: Top 5 Albums by Year (2014) No Order
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
FACT (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2013) 33
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007) 61
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) 205
NME (UK) - The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime (2012) No Order
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
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
Terrorizer (UK) - The 100 Most Important Albums of the 80s (2000) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 9
The Observer (UK) - 50 Albums That Changed Music 1956-2006 (2006) 4
Times Online (UK) - The 20 Most Influential Albums (2008) 14
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) 47
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 32
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 98
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 58
Tor Milde (Norway) - The 100 Best Pop and Rock Albums of All Time (2004) 55
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
Ralf Niemczyk (Germany) - 25 Albums for Men (2007) No Order
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 23
Spex (Germany) - The 100 (+17) Albums of the Century (1999) 91
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 10
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 655
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) 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
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 25 Best Hip-Hop Records (2001) 4
Javier Blánquez & Omar Morena (Spain) - Loops, a History of Electronic Music (2002) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 90
Cameron Adams (Australia) - 100 Must Have Albums (2013) 11-100
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4.5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade B
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 4 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 10
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 9
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) 3 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 7
End of Year Lists
LA Times (USA) - Albums of the Year 3
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 6
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 4
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 21
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 20
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year 35
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 27
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 10
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year 22