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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
Alternative Press (USA) - The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90s (1998) 9
Exclaim (Canada) - 100 Records that Rocked 100 Issues (2000) No Order
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 57
Magnet (USA) - 10th Anniversary Issue, Top 60 Albums 1993-2003 8
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Albums of the 90's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - The 90s Top 100 Essential Albums (1999) 9
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Treble (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 90s (10 per Year) (2008) 8
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
Elvis Costello - 500 Albums You Need (2000) No Order
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 97
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Albums of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - Nominations For the Best Albums of the 1990s (2012) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 128
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 70
No Ripcord (UK) - Top Albums 1990-1999 (2013) 93
Q (UK) - 90 Albums of the 90s (1999) No Order
Q (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2000) 58
Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004) 32
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from the Lifetime of Q (1986-2006) 14
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The Observer (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums (2004) 59
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 49
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (2010) 43
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 116
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (2009) 43
Uwe Schütte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2011) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 248
FNAC (France) - The Ideal Discography: 823 Indispensables Albums (2015) Other
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) 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
Juice (Australia) - The 100 (+34) Greatest Albums of the 90s (1999) 96
Jam (Italy) - 100 Ideal Albums to Understand Rock Music (2000) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002) 51-100
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Porcys (Poland) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2013) 89
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 90s (2005) 8
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade Choice Cut
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 4 Stars
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 9
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 3 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6
End of Year Lists
Addicted to Noise (USA) - Albums of the Year 5
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics Poll - Albums of the Year 2
LA Times (USA) - Albums of the Year 3
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year 7
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 17
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
Guitar (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Hot Press (Ireland) - Albums of the Year 2
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 1
Metal Hammer (UK) - Albums of the Year 9
Mojo (UK) - Albums of the Year 4
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
Q (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Select (UK) - Albums of the Year 4
The Mercury Prize Nominees 1992-2003 (UK) Nominee
Uncut (UK) - Albums of the Year 11
Vox (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
Nöjesguiden (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 2
Pop (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 6
Rumba (Finland) - Albums of the Year 2
Mofo (Belgium) - Albums of the Year 3
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 3
Musikexpress/Sounds (Germany) - Albums of the Year 20
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - Albums of the Year No Order
Magic (France) - Albums of the Year 11
Rocksound (France) - Albums of the Year 16
BigO (Singapore) - Albums of the Year 6
Music Colony Bi-Weekly (Hong Kong) - Albums of the Year 4
OAZA (Yugoslavia) - Albums of the Year 4