NME 2009 Logo

Albums Of The Year And
End Of Year Critic Lists

Please Note! - These Pages are NOT maintained  by The NME. It is an archive of their end of year and best of lists. Click HERE to visit the NME site.
NME Pop Poll Results 1952 - 1997

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





1982 NME Albums

Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love

1. Midnight Love - Marvin Gaye
2. Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello
3. The Lexicon Of Love - Abc
4. Combat Rock - The Clash
5. Too Rye Aye - Dexys Midnight Runners
6. Upstairs At Eric’s - Yazoo
7. The Nightfly - Donald Fagen
8. Juju Music - King Sunny Ade
9. Friends - Shalamar
10. Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs
11. A Kiss In The Dreamhouse - Siouxie & The Banshees
12. Tropical Gangsters - Kid Creole & The Coconuts
13. Beautiful Vision - Van Morrison
14. The Message - Grandmaster Flash
15. Honesty - Curtis Mayfield
16. Nothing Can Stop Us Now - Robert Wyatt
17. The Poet - Bobby Womack
18. Sulk - The Associates
19. Avalon - Roxy Music
20. Kissing To Be Clever - Culture Club
21. Hex Education Hour - The Fall
22. Of Human Feelings - Ornette Coleman
23. Big Science - Laurie Anderson
24. The Rise And Fall - Madness
25. The Gift - The Jam
26. Moving Targets - Gil Scott-Heron
27. Thermo-Nuclear Sweat - Defunkt
28. In The Heat Of The Night - Imagination
29. Junkyard - The Birthday Party
30. The Great Pretender - Lester Bowie
31. New Chapter Of Dub - Aswad
32. Donna Summer - Donna Summer
33. Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
34. Words From The Front - Tom Verlaine
35. Not Satisfied - Aswad
36. New Gold Dream - Simple Minds
37. Living My Life - Grace Jones
38. Strange Celestial Road - Sun Ra
39. Mi Cyan Believe It - Michael Smith
40. I Love Rock And Roll - Joan Jett
41. Urban Bushman - Art Ensemble Of Chicago
42. Wynton Marsalis - Wynton Marsalis
43. Miami - Gun Club
44. Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
45. 2 X 45 - Cabaret Voltaire
46. Agwaya - Orchestra Makassy
47. Computer Games - George Clinton
48. Sunrise In Different Dimensions - Sun Ra
49. Dr John Plays Mac Rebennack - Dr John
50. Fourth Drawer Down - The Associates


NME Singles 1982

1. The Message - Grandmaster Flash
2. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
3. Shipbuilding - Robert Wyatt
4. A Town Called Malice - The Jam
5. The Look Of Love - Abc
6. Money's To Tight To Mention - The Valentine Bros.
7. Only You - Yazoo
8. The Boiler - Rhoda & The Special Aka
9. There It Is - Shalamar
10. Man Out Of Time - Elvis Costello
11. Walking On Sunshine - Rockers Revenge
12. I Can Make You Feel Good - Shalamar
13. Poison Arrow - Abc
14. Don't Go - Yazoo
15. Inside Out - Odyssey
16. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa
17. Young Guns Go For It - Wham!
18. Temptation - New Order
19. Beat Surrender - The Jam
20. Straight To Hell - The Clash
21. Just An Illusion - Imagination
22. Fat Man/Moya - Southern Death Cult
23. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club
24. My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
25. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell
26. B-Movie - Gil Scott-Heron
27. House Of Fun - Madness
28. Ms Fine Brown Frame - Syl Johnson
29. Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
30. Know Your Rights - The Clash
31. Buffalo Gals - Malcolm Mclaren
32. Stool Pigeon - Kid Creole And The Coconuts
33. Slow Dive - Siouxie And The Banshees
34. Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs
35. Faithless - Scritti Politti
36. I Love Rock And Roll - Joan Jett
37. Jump To It - Aretha Franklin
38. Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang
39. Mambo Bado - Orchestra Makassy
40. Pinball Cha Cha - Yello
41. Murphy’s Law - Cheri
42. Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds
43. Head To Toe - Elvis Costello
44. Wham Rap - Wham!
45. State Of Independence - Donna Summer
46. Party Fears Two - The Associates
47. I Love A Man In Uniform - Gang Of Four
48. I Can’t Go For That - Hall And Oats
49. Torch - Soft Cell
50. I Don’t Wanna Dance - Eddy Grant