The Special A.K.A.
In the Studio

Genres: 2 Tone

Parent genres: Ska



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
GQ (UK) - The 100 Coolest Albums in the World Right Now! (2005) 64
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Wolfgang Doebeling (Germany) - Lost and Unappreciated Masterpieces (2010) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of 1980-86 (1987) 23
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 71
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 3 Stars
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade B+
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3.5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 3.5 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) 3 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 2 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 3 Stars
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 39
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 4
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 6
Tip (Germany) - Albums of the Year 10


These critics also liked the following albums:

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The Adverts
Crossing the Red Sea with The Adverts
1978
Anita Baker
Rapture
1986
Guy Clark
Old No. 1
1975
Shirley Collins and The Albion Country Band
No Roses
1971
Billy Fury
The Sound of Fury
1960
Marty Robbins
Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
1959
Vangelis
Chariots of Fire
1981
Bobby Womack
The Poet II
1984
XTC
Apple Venus Volume 1
1999
The Youngbloods
Elephant Mountain
1969


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