Eric B. & Rakim
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Parent genres: Hip Hop



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 77
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) 4
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 61
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 807
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 78
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) 52
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2012) 75
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time (2013) 83
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 50 Coolest Records of All Time (2002) 19
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 228
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 32
Spin (USA) - 100 Alternative Albums (1995) 21
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 22
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 62
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 47
The Source (USA) - The 100 Best Rap Albums of All Time (1998) 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
Vibe (USA) - 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 51 Albums representing a Generation, a Sound and a Movement (2004) No Order
XXL (USA) - 40 Years of Hip-Hop: Top 5 Albums by Year (2014) No Order
GQ (UK) - The 100 Coolest Albums in the World Right Now! (2005) 62
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 185
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
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 31
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 28
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 25
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 4
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 25 Best Hip-Hop Records (2001) 3
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 172
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 71
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) 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 B
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 2 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
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) 3 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 7.5
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 27
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 2
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 8
Record Mirror (UK) - Albums of the Year 7
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 13
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 22
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year 23


These critics also liked the following albums:

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Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique
1989
Boogie Down Productions
Criminal Minded
1987
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising
1989
Dr. Dre
The Chronic
1992
EPMD
Strictly Business
1988
Ice Cube
Death Certificate
1991
Jay-Z
Reasonable Doubt
1996
The Notorious B.I.G.
Ready to Die
1994
Run-D.M.C.
Raising Hell
1986
Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
1988


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