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All Music Guide Info and Review

Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
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) 1
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 28
Exclaim (Canada) - 100 Records that Rocked 100 Issues (2000) No Order
Flavorwire (USA) - The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own 1963-2013 No Order
Ink Blot (USA) - Albums of the 90s (2000) 11
Music Underwater (USA) - Top 100 Albums 1990-2003 (2004) 45
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990s (2003) 33
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2012) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 90s (2010) 26
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 402
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential Recordings of the 90s (1999) No Order
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 25
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 17
Stylus (USA) - Top 101-200 Albums of All time (2004) 143
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Vibe (USA) - 150 Albums That Define the Vibe Era (1992-2007) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 51 Albums representing a Generation, a Sound and a Movement (2004) No Order
Vibe (USA) - The 50 Greatest Albums Since '93 (2013) 3
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
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
Select (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (1996) 99
The New Nation (UK) - Top 100 Albums by Black Artists 5
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 100
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 444
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 25 Best Hip-Hop Records (2001) 25
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 150 Best Albums from the 90s (2000) 134
Juice (Australia) - The 100 (+34) Greatest Albums of the 90s (1999) 101
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4.5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade ***
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 6
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 33
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 22
New Musical Express (UK) - Albums of the Year 33
Select (UK) - Albums of the Year 18
Pop (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 9
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 42
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 9


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1995
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1992
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1996
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Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
1998
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1998
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1995
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1993

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