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Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Amazon.com (USA) - The 10 Best Albums by Decade (1999) 3
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - The 100 Greatest American Albums of All time (2002) 70
Edna Gundersen, USA Today (USA) - Top 40 Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Greatest CDs of All Time (1993) 27
Flavorwire (USA) - The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own 1963-2013 No Order
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 32
Jimmy Guterman (USA) - The Best Rock and Roll Records (online version) No Order
KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records from the 80s (2002) 50
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 50
LA Times (USA) - The Top 10 Albums of the 1980s (1989) 9
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 26
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) 45
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 74
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 93
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 11
Spin (USA) - 100 Alternative Albums (1995) 24
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 2
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 8
Stylus (USA) - Top 101-200 Albums of All time (2004) 132
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 29
Time (USA) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2006) No Order
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 35
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 51 Albums representing a Generation, a Sound and a Movement (2004) No Order
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
Continuum Books - 33 1/3: A Series of Books about Critically Acclaimed Albums No Order
Elvis Costello - 500 Albums You Need (2000) No Order
FACT (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2013) 46
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 86
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 3
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 75
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made (1995) 35
Mojo (UK) - The 80 Greatest Albums from the 80s (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 198
New Musical Express (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 16
New Musical Express (UK) - Some of the Greatest Double LPs Ever Issued (1991) 13
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) 12
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from the Lifetime of Q (1986-2006) 17
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) 17
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 75
The Rough Guide - Rock: 100 Essential CDs (1999) No Order
The Rough Guide - Soul: 100 Essential CDs (2000) No Order
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 29
Time Out (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 1
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 36
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 30
Dagbladet (Norway) - The Best Albums of the Century (1999) No Order
Eggen & Kartvedt (Norway) - The Guide to the 100 Important Rock Albums (1999) No Order
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 30
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 1
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 52
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 49
Tor Milde (Norway) - The 100 Best Pop and Rock Albums of All Time (2004) 33
Aloha (Netherlands) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1999) 18
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1999) 32
Nieuwe Revu (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1994) 8
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of 1971-1991 (1991) 15
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1989) 3
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 22
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 59
Karl Bruckmaier (Switzerland) - 101 Most Important Albums of Rock History (1998) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 13
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums from the 80s (2003) 1
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 47
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 18
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 5
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2004) No Order
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 9
ZEIT (Germany) - 100 Modern Classics (2007) 30
Zounds (Germany) - The Top 30 Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1992) 38
Best (France) - Top 50 Albums of the 80s (1990) 8
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 68
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - The 100 Best Albums 1986-1996 (1996) 53
Liberation (France) - Best Albums 1968-88 (1988) 23
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - Rock'n'Roll: La Discotèque Idéale (2005) No Order
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
Telerama (France) - 50 LPs in the History of Rock (2004) 18
Telerama (France) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993) No Order
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008) No Order
Plásticos y Decibelios (Spain) - The 80 Best Albums of All Time (2000) 71
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 1
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 60
Courier-Mail (Australia) - 50 Defining Rock Albums (2005) 28
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) No Order
Juice (Australia) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 37
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 74
CDNOW (Japan) - 100 Essential Albums (2001?) 27
Blow Up (Italy) - 600 Essential Albums (2005) No Order
Epoca (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1988) 16
Jam (Italy) - 100 Ideal Albums to Understand Rock Music (2000) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Rockstar (Italy) - The 100 Albums of the 80s (1989) 1
Viceversa (Italy) - 100 Rock Albums (1996) 20
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A+
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 4 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 9
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 4 Stars
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) GOLD
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 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
LA Times (USA) - Albums of the Year 6
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 1
Hot Press (Ireland) - Albums of the Year 2
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 2
New Musical Express (UK) - Albums of the Year 2
Q (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Record Mirror (UK) - Albums of the Year 1
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
HUMO (Belgium) - Albums of the Year 1
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 1
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - Albums of the Year No Order
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 11
Best (France) - Albums of the Year 1
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year 1


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