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All Music Guide Info and Review

Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98 (1999) 1
Exclaim (Canada) - 100 Records that Rocked 100 Issues (2000) No Order
Ink Blot (USA) - Albums of the 90s (2000) 11
Music Underwater (USA) - Top 100 Albums 1990-2003 (2004) 45
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990s (2003) 33
Robert Dimery (General Editor) - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) 400
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential Recordings of the 90s (1999) No Order
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 17
Stylus (USA) - Top 101-200 Albums of All time (2004) 143
Vibe (USA) - 51 Albums representing a Generation, a Sound and a Movement (2004) No Order
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, Third Edition (2003) No Order
Select (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (1996) 99
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 5
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 25 Best Hip-Hop Records (2001) 25
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 150 Best Albums from the 90s (2000) 134
Juice (Australia) - The 100 (+34) Greatest Albums of the 90s (1999) 101
The Movement (New Zealand) - The 101 Best Albums of the 90s (2004) 51
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 ***
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 6
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 33
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 22
New Musical Express (UK) - Albums of the Year 33
Select (UK) - Albums of the Year 18
Pop (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 9
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 42
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 9


These critics also liked the following albums:

ArtistAlbumYear Buy at
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Boogie Down Productions
Criminal Minded
1987
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D'Angelo
Brown Sugar
1995
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Dr. Dre
The Chronic
1992
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Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
1998
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Jay-Z
Reasonable Doubt
1996
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Notorious B.I.G.
Ready to Die
1994

OutKast
Aquemini
1998
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Raekwon
Only Built for Cuban Linx
1995
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Snoop Doggy Dogg
Doggystyle
1993

Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
1993
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