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All Music Guide Info and Review

Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
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
Blender (USA) - The 100 Greatest American Albums of All time (2002) 18
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 50
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 1
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 15
IE (USA) - 50 Great Albums, a Rock Time Capsule (1999) No Order
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 23
LA Times (USA) - The Top 10 Albums of the 1980s (1989) 9
Out (USA) - The 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums (2008) 43
Paul Gambaccini - The World Critics Best Albums of All Time (1987) 90
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) 12
Radio WXPN (USA) - The 100 Most Progressive Albums (1996) 73
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2012) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 2
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 76
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years (1987) 39
SPIN (USA) - Ten Reasons Why We Wish SPIN had Started in 1984 (2005) 1
Stereophile (USA) - 40 Years of Stereophile: The 40 (+94) Essential Albums (2002) No Order
The Recording Academy Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) Winner
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) 2
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 18
Vibe (USA) - 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s (2006) No Order
Classic Rock (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time (2001) 26
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Guitarist (UK) - The Top 50 Most Influential Guitar Albums of All Time (1994) 34
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 26
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
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
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 19
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The Observer (UK) - 50 Albums That Changed Music 1956-2006 (2006) 28
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 15
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 44
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 2
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 101
Slitz (Sweden) - 3 Foreign Albums by Year 1980-94 (1995) No Order
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 23
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 20th Century (1987) 75
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1989) 12
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 89
Max Magazine (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 21
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 264
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 101
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 1
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 75
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 18
Best (France) - Top 50 Albums of the 80s (1990) 7
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 117
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 20
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) 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
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000) 4
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 5
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 2
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) 28
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The 200 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1998) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002) 51-100
Rockstar (Italy) - The 100 Albums of the 80s (1989) 2
Velvet (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 60
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 11
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) 4.5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A-
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 9
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 8
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" (1993-1997) 3 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
José Ramón Pardo (Spain) - The 1000 Best Pop-Rock Albums, Ratings 1-5 (1997) 4.5 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 Nominee
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 2
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 1
Kerrang (UK) - Albums of the Year 2
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 13
New Musical Express (UK) - Albums of the Year 8
Schlager (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 2
HUMO (Belgium) - Albums of the Year 6
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 2
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 4
Tip (Germany) - Albums of the Year 1


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