Beastie Boys
Licensed to Ill

Genres: Hip Hop

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Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 33
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - The 100 Greatest American Albums of All time (2002) 2
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009) No Order
Chuck Eddy (USA) - The Accidental Evolution of Rock'n'Roll (1997) No Order
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98 (1999) 3
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (USA) - Most Significant Rock Albums (2006) No Order
KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records from the 80s (2002) 51
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 159
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 40
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) 41
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2012) 82
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) 1
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 219
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 12
Spin (USA) - 100 Alternative Albums (1995) 40
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 44
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 112
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 52
The Source (USA) - The 100 Best Rap Albums of All Time (1998) No Order
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Catalog entry
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 80s, by Year (2006) 5
Vibe (USA) - 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
XXL (USA) - 40 Years of Hip-Hop: Top 5 Albums by Year (2014) No Order
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s (2006) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Kerrang (UK) - The 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (1989) 84
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 64
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 50 Greatest Debut Albums (2010) No Order
NME UK - The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime (2012) No Order
No Ripcord (UK) - Top 100 Debut Albums (2011) 80
Q (UK) - In Our Lifetime: Q's 100 Best Albums 1986-94 (1995) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 16
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 14
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 Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 59
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) 66
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums from the 80s (2003) 28
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Debut Albums (2006) 1
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 182
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 16
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 3
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) 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
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 77
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 301
CDNOW (Japan) - 100 Essential Albums (2001?) 84
List by Japanese Critics - 100 Essential Albums (1998?) No Order
Blow Up (Italy) - 600 Essential Albums (2005) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002) 21-50
Velvet (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 11
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 A+
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3.5 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 8
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 5 Stars
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) 4 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6.5
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 6
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
Kerrang (UK) - Albums of the Year 13
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 1
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 16
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 37
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 25


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