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1990 NME Albums

Happy Mondays


1. Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches - Happy Mondays
2. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got - Sinead O'connor
3. Fear Of A Black Planet - Public Enemy
4. Ragged Glory - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
5. Gold Mother - James
6. Behaviour - Pet Shop Boys
7. People's Instinctive Travels Etc.. - A Tribe Called Quest
8. Floating - Julee Cruise
9. Songs For Drella - Lou Reed/John Cale
10. World Clique - Deee-Lite
11. Music From Twin Peaks - Angelo Badalmenti
12. Goo - Sonic Youth
13. Nowhere - Ride
14. Goodbye Jumbo - World Party
15. Extricate - The Fall
16. The Good Son - Nick Cave
17. The La's - The La's
18. Bossanova - Pixies
19. Reading, Writing & Arithmetic - The Sundays
20. She Hangs Brightly - Mazzy Star
21. Hells Ditch - The Pogues
22. Life - Inspiral Carpets
23. Jordan: The Comeback - Prefab Sprout
24. Enlightenment - Van Morrison
25. Some Friendly - The Charlatans
26. Happiness - The Beloved
27. Fontana - The House Of Love
28. Heaven Or Las Vagas - Cocteau Twins
29. 101 Damnation’s - Carter USM
30. Graffiti Bridge - Prince
31. Choke - The Beautiful South
32. Dream Letter - Tim Buckley
33. My Brothers Keeper - The Neville Brothers
34. March - Michael Penn
35. Who Cares Wins - Mega City Four
36. Gala - Lush
37. Boomania - Betty Boo
38. Done By The Forces Of Nature - The Jungle Brothers
39. Are You Okay? - Was(Not Was)
40. The Cactus Album - 3rd Bass
41. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted - Ice Cube
42. Laughing Down The Limehouse - Anastasia Screamed
43. Lloyd Cole - Same
44. Viva Dead Ponies - Fatima Mansions
45. The Comforts Of Madness - Pail Saints
46. Pigeon Hole - New Fads
47. Electribal Memories - Electribe 101
48. Killing Time - Clint Black
49. The Vegetarians Of Love - Bob Geldof
50. Violator - Depeche Mode

1990 NME Singles

1. Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
2. Step On - Happy Mondays
3. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O' Connor
4. Where Are You Baby - Betty Boo
5. Loaded - Primal Scream
6. Being Boring - Pet Shop Boys
7. My Definition Of A Jazz Style - Dream Warriors
8. Come Home - James
9. World In Motion - England/New Order
10. Different Drum - The Lemonheads
11. In The Day Before Rock 'N Roll - Van Morrison
12. Doin' The Do - Betty Boo
13. Kinky Afro - Happy Mondays
14. There She Goes - The La's
15. The Only One I Know - The Charlatans
16. It's On - Flowered Up
17. This Is How It Feels - Inspiral Carpets
18. Groovy Train - The Farm
19. Only Love Can Break Your Heart - St Etienne
20. The Storm - World Of Twist
21. Unbelievable - Emf
22. I'm Free - The Soup Dragons
23. Mad Love Ep - Lush
24. Message In A Box - World Party
25. My Boyfriends Back - Alice Donut
26. Come Together - Primal Scream
27. Vogue - Madonna
28. Everything Flows - Teenage Fanclub
29. Fall EP - Ride
30. Glider EP - My Bloody Valentine
31. Bonita Applebum - A Tribe Called Quest
32. So Hard - Pet Shop Boys
33. Welcome To The Terrordome - Public Enemy
34. Getting Away With It - Electronic
35. God Knows It’s True - Teenage Fanclub
36. The Only Rhyme That Bites
37. Kill Your Television - Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
38. Hey Venus - That Petrol Emotion
39. Soccer Fan - The Real Sounds Of Africa
40. Hello Hello Hello Hello (Petrol) - Something Happens!
41. Velouria - Pixies
42. The Ship Song - Nick Cave
43. Wash Your Face In My Sink - Dream Warriors
44. One Love - The Stone Roses
45. The Power - Snap
46. Probably A Robbery - Renegade Soundwave
47. What Time Is Love? - The KLF
48. The Boomin’ System - Ll Cool J
49. It Wasn’t A Dream - The Ruthless Rap Assassins
50. Sway - Ocean Colour Scene