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Critic And Reader Lists

›› NME Writers Tracks Of The Decade (2000-2009)
›› NME Writers Top 100 Albums Of The Deacde (2000-2009)

›› NME Writers Top 50 albums of 60’s, 70's & 80's.
›› NME Writers All time top 100 - 1974.
›› NME Writers All time top 100 Singles - 1976
›› NME Readers All time top 100 singles - 1976
›› NME Writers All time 100 LP’s - 1985
›› NME Writers All time top 150 singles - 1987
›› NME Readers All time top 100 albums - 1988
›› Debut & Doubles - The best and worst debut (1992) and double albums ever. (1991)
›› 40 Records That Captured the Moment - 40th Anniversary issue 9th May 1992
›› NME 100 Best independent singles ever from 1992.
›› NME Writers all time 100 best albums - 1993
›› NME Best Soundtrack albums of all time - 1995
›› The NME 100: How Rock Shook The World… - 1999 
›› Readers & Writers Choice For The Most Heartbreak Albums Of All Time 2000
›› NME 50 Greatest Artists of all time - 2002 - 50th Anniversary issue
›› NME’s 100 Greatest Singles Of All Time - 2002
›› NME 100 best albums 2003
›› NME 10 Great Live Albums - 2003
›› NME’s 100 Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Films - 2003
›› 117 Songs to soundtrack your summer - 2003
›› NME' 50 Greatest Cover Versions Of All  Time - 2005
›› 100 Greatest British Albums Of All Time - 2006
›› Radiohead - The National Anthems 2006
›› The Greatest Tracks Of The Decade (1996 – 2006)
›› NME Classic Albums & Singles - 2006 - 07
›› NME- The Greatest Indie Anthems Ever - 2007
›› NME Hall Of Fame - 2007
›› NME Albums Of The Year...So Far - July 2010
›› NME 50 Greatest Debut Albums - Nov 2010
›› John Lennon - 20 Most Underrated Tracks
›› NME 100 Greatest Albums You've Never Herd
›› NME 50 Darkest Albums Of All Time - 2011
›› NME 50 Greatest Live Albums - 2011
›› NME/Uncut 501 Lost Songs - 2011
›› NME.COM 150 Best Tracks Of Last 15 Years - 2011
›› NME 100 Greatest Albums You've Never herd...Pt 2 - 2012
›› NME - 60 Years Of NME: Best Of The Decades
›› 100 Greatest Songs Of NME's Lifetime - 2012
›› Readers Top Songs Of NME's Lifetime - 2012
›› 60 Most Important Albums Of NME's Lifetime - 2012
›› NME Greatest No 1 Singles In History - 2013
›› NME - 50 Albums That Built Punk - 2013
›› NME - 100 Greatest Britpop Songs - 2013
›› NME The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time - 2013
›› NME 60 Greatest Soundtrack Albums - 2014
›› NME - The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time - 2014
›› NME 101 Albums To Hear Befour You Die - 2014
›› NME 50 Must Have EP's - 2014
›› NME  30 Killer B-Side & Raraties Albums - 2014
›› NME Bowie: His Real Greatest Hits - 2014
›› NME Greatest ALbums Of The Decade So Far.. 2015
›› NME Tracks Of The Decade (2010's) So Far... 2015
›› NME 100 Greatest Beatles Songs - 2015
›› NME Lost Albums - 2015
›› NME 50 Albums To Hear Before You Die - 2016





NME Albums 1978

Bruce - Darkness

1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Bruce Springsteen
2. All Mod Cons - The Jam
3. This Years Model - Elvis Costello
4. More Songs About Buildings & Food - Talking Heads
5. Africa Stand Alone - Culture
6. Peter Gabriel (2) - Peter Gabriel
7. Street Legal - Bob Dylan
8. Dub Housing - Pere Ubu
9. Germ Free Adolescents - X Ray Spex
10. David Johansen - David Johansen
11. The Modern Dance - Pere Ubu
12. The Scream - Siouxsie & The Banshees
13. Moving Targets - Penetration
14. Shiny Beast - Captain Beefheart
15. Rasta Communication - Keith Hudson
16. An American Prayer - Jim Morrison
17. Who Are You - The Who
18. Some Girls - The Rolling Stones
19. Marcus Children - Burning Spear
20. Real Life - Magazine
21. Blue Valentine - Tom Waits
22. Go 2 - Xtc
23. Jazz - Ry Cooder
24. We Are Not Men... - Devo
25. Another Music In A Different Kitchen. - The Buzzcocks
26. Dynamite Daze - Kevin Coyne
27. Give 'Em Enough Rope - The Clash
28. First Edition - Public Image
29. Live & Dangerous - Thin Lizzy
30. Man Machine - Kraftwerk

Also Rans Albums

Tonic For The Troops - Boomtown Rats
Power In The Darkness - Tom Robinson Band
Dread Beat & Blood - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Wavelength - Van Morrison
The Real Kids - Same
Road To Ruin - The Ramones
Hearts Of Stone - Southside Johnny
Some Enchanted Evening - Blue Oyster Cult
Suicide - Same
Smooth Talk - Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King
Roy Hill - Same
Tell Us The Truth - Sham 69
Comes A Time - Neil Young
Disguise In Love - John Cooper Clarke
The Image Has Cracked - Atv
Midnight Express - Giorgo Moroder
Dark Album - Wigwam
Fool Around - Rachel Sweet
Love Bites - Buzzcocks
Black & White - Stranglers
Easter - Patti Smith
Love - Twinkle Brothers
The Akron Compilation - Various Artists
Crusin - Village People
The 5th Power - Lester Bowie
Rosewood - Woody Shaw
One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic
V.S.O.P. - The Quintet
Enhance - Billy Heart
X Dreams - Annette Peacock
The Best Dressed Chicken In Town - Dr Alimantado

NME Singles 1978

1. Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzcocks
2. Public Image - Public Image
3. What A Waste - Ian Dury
4. Miss You - Rolling Stones
5. Radio Radio - Elvis Costello
6. I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea - Elvis Costello
7. Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie & The Banshees
8. White Man In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
9. Shot Both Sides - Magazine
10. Sign Of The Times - Bryan Ferry
11. Shame - Evelyn 'Champagne' King
12. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury
13. Rising Free - Tom Robinson Band
14. Satisfaction - Devo
15. Ambition - Subway Sect
16. Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
17. It's The New Thing - The Fall
18. I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass - Nick Lowe
19. What Do I Get - The Buzzcocks
20. Germ Free Adolescents - X Ray Spex
21. I Am The Fly - Wire
22. Because The Night - Patti Smith
23. Damaged Goods - Gang Of Four
24. Mr Know It All - Gregory Isaacs
25. Night People - Alan Toussaint
26. Mighty Real - Sylvester
27. Private Plane - Thomas Leer
28. Where Were You - The Mekons
29. Hard Workin Man - Captain Beefheart
30. Down At The Doctors - Doctor Feelgood

Also Rans, Singles

Little Way Different - Errol Dunkley
Don’t Come Close - The Ramones
Dangerous Woman - Tapper Zuki
Love Don’t Live Here Any More - Rose Royce
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Dry Up Your Tears - The Bold One/Clint Eastwood
Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees
Badlands - Bruce Springsteen
Tommy Gun - The Clash
Jilted John - Jilted John
Human Fly - The Cramps
Natty Never Get Weary - Culture
Picture This - Blondie
Shank Block Bologna - Scritti Politti
Which Way Is Up - Starguard
Statue Of Liberty - Xtc
Tomorrow Night - Shoes
News Of The World - The Jam
D.I.Y. - Peter Gabriel