A Tribe Called Quest
The Low End Theory


Parent genres: Hip Hop



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Blender (USA) - The 100 Greatest American Albums of All time (2002) 53
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98 (1999) 2
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 52
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 151
LostAtSea (USA) - 90 Albums of the 90s (2000) 72
Music Underwater (USA) - Top 100 Albums 1990-2003 (2004) 53
Ned Raggett (USA) - The Top 136 Albums of the Nineties (1999) 91
Nude as the News (USA) - The 100 Most Compelling Albums of the 90s (1999) 21
Paste (USA) - The 90 Best Albums of the 1990s (2012) 34
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990s (2003) 56
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1990s (2012) 6
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 90s (2010) 36
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 153
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential Recordings of the 90s (1999) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2011) 15
Spin (USA) - 100 Alternative Albums (1995) 87
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 30
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 32
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 38
Spin (USA) - Top 90 Albums of the 90s (1999) 32
Stereophile (USA) - 40 Years of Stereophile: The 40 (+94) Essential Albums (2002) No Order
The Arizona Republic (USA) - 8 Albums that VH1 Missed (2001) No Order
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
Treble (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 90s (10 per Year) (2008) 3
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
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
No Ripcord (UK) - Top Albums 1990-1999 (2013) 25
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Spex (Germany) - The 100 Albums of the Century (1999) 10
Zundfunk (Germany) - The Best Albums of the 90s (2000) 16
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Jazz Magazine (France) - 50 Years of Black Music (2013) No Order
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 25 Best Hip-Hop Records (2001) 10
Javier Blánquez & Omar Morena (Spain) - Loops, a History of Electronic Music (2002) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 150 Best Albums from the 90s (2000) 128
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 226
Juice (Australia) - The 100 (+34) Greatest Albums of the 90s (1999) 61
BigO (Singapore) - The 100 Best Albums from 1975 to 1995 (1995) 78
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 ***
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 7
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" (1991-1997) 2 Stars
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
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 32
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 20
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 26
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 15
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 1


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