The Special A.K.A.
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Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
GQ (UK) - The 100 Coolest Albums in the World Right Now! (2005) 64
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
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Wolfgang Doebeling (Germany) - Lost and Unappreciated Masterpieces (2010) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of 1980-86 (1987) 23
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 71
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 3 Stars
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade B+
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3.5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 3.5 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) 3 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 3 Stars
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 39
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 4
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 6
Tip (Germany) - Albums of the Year 10