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All Music Guide Info and Review

Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Alternative Press (USA) - Top 99 Albums of '85 to '95 (1995) 6
Amazon.com (USA) - The 10 Best Albums by Decade (1999) 1
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - The 100 Greatest American Albums of All time (2002) 11
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 23
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98 (1999) 1
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 55
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Greatest CDs of All Time (1993) 33
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 500 Best Albums Since 1965 80
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 14
IE (USA) - 50 Great Albums, a Rock Time Capsule (1999) No Order
Joe S. Harrington, Blastitude (USA) - The All-Time Top 100 Albums (2001) 27
KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records from the 80s (2002) 43
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 53
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
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) 9
Radio WXPN (USA) - The 100 Most Progressive Albums (1996) 28
Rickey Vincent (USA) - Five Star Albums from "FUNK: The MUSIC, the PEOPLE, and the RHYTHM No Order
Robert Christgau (USA) - Personal 10 Best Albums from the '80s (1990) 8
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) 12
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 48
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Slant (USA) - Top 25 Electronic Albums (2005) 26
Spin (USA) - 100 Alternative Albums (1995) 2
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 6
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 2
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 13
The Source (USA) - The 100 Best Rap Albums of All Time (1998) No Order
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) 3
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of R 'N' R (2001) 20
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
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
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
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 20
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 17
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made (1995) 76
Mojo (UK) - The 80 Greatest Albums from the 80s (2007) No Order
Muzik (UK) - The 50 Most Influental Records of All Time (2003) No Order
Muzik (UK) - Top 50 Dance Albums of All Time (2002) 19
NME UK - The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime (2012) No Order
New Musical Express (UK) - 40 Records That Captured the Moment 1952-91 (1992) No Order
New Musical Express (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 9
New Musical Express (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 29
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
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) 7
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1980-2004 (2004) 9
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from the Lifetime of Q (1986-2006) 11
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Sean Egan (UK) - 100 Albums That Changed Music (2006) No Order
Terrorizer (UK) - The 100 Most Important Albums of the 80s (2000) No Order
The Anarchist (UK) - The 33 Best Albums Ever (1997) 4
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 3
Times Online (UK) - The 20 Most Influential Albums (2008) 9
Uncut (UK) - 100 Rock and Movie Icons (2005) 55
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 41
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 4
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) 66
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 12
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 54
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 15
Soundi (Finland) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1995) 8
Tor Milde (Norway) - The 100 Best Pop and Rock Albums of All Time (2004) 18
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1999) 47
Nieuwe Revu (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1994) 34
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of 1971-1991 (1991) 1
OOR (Netherlands) - The Best Albums of the 80s (1989) 1
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 6
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 100 Masterpieces (1993) 92
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums from the 80s (2003) 3
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 6
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 345
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 13
Spex (Germany) - The 100 Albums of the Century (1999) 2
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 4
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2004) No Order
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 19
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 387
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) 44
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008) No Order
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 25 Best Hip-Hop Records (2001) 1
Discoplay (Spain) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 4
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 5
Courier-Mail (Australia) - 50 Defining Rock Albums (2005) 42
Juice (Australia) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 19
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
BigO (Singapore) - The 100 Best Albums from 1975 to 1995 (1995) 29
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Yediot Ahonot (Israel) - Top 99 Albums of All Time (1999) 91
Blow Up (Italy) - 600 Essential Albums (2005) No Order
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) 5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A+
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 4.5 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 9
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 5 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) 8
End of Year Lists
LA Times (USA) - Albums of the Year 6
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year 3
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 9
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 28
New Musical Express (UK) - Albums of the Year 1
Q (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Record Mirror (UK) - Albums of the Year 1
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year 20
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 4
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 3
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year 1


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1992
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1982
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1988
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1991
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1988
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