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NME Albums Of 2002

A Rush Of Blood...

1. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
2. The Vines – Higly Evolved
3. The Streets – Original Pirate Material
4. The Coral – The Coral
5. Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club – BRMC
6. Queens Of The Stoneage – Songs For The Deaf
7. Doves – The Last Broadcast
8. Eminem – The Eminem Show
9. The Datsuns – The Datsuns
10. Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
11. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
12. The Libertines – Up The Bracket
13. The Polyphonic Spree – The Beginning Stages Of…
14. NERD – In Search Of…
15. The Music – The Music
16. Beck – Sea Change
17. Boards Of Canada – Geogaddi
18. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Behind The Music
19. The Hives – Your Favourite New Band
20. Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around
21. Foo Fighters – One By One
22. Ms Dynamite – A Little Deeper
23. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 2
24. The Von Bondies – Lack Of Communication
25. Missy Elliott – Under Construction
26. Oasis – Heathen Chemistry
27. Hundred Reasons – Ideas Above Our Station
28. Idlewild – The Remote Part
29. Ryan Adams – Demolition
30. Primal Scream – Evil Heat
31. The Cooper Temple Cause – See This Through And Leave
32. Radio 4 – Gotham!
33. Low – Trust
34. Death In Vegas – Scorpio Rising
35. Wilco – Yankiee Hotel Foxtrot
36. Brendan Benson – Lapulco
37. Badly Drawn Boy – About A Boy
38. Jim O’ Rourke – Insignificance
39. The Breeders – Title TK
40. Wild Billy Childish & The Buff Medways – Steady The Buff
41. Ladytron – Light And Magic
42. Nada Surf – Let Go
43. Cornershop – Handcream For A Generation
44. Ikara Colt – Chat And Business
45. Gonzales – Presidential
46. Bright Eyes – Lifted: Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ears To The Ground
47. The Sights – Got What We Want
48. The Electric Soft Parade – Holes In The Wall
49. Raging Speedhorn – We Will Be Dead Tomorrow
50. Liars – They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top

NME Singles Of 2002

1. Doves – There Goes The Fear
2. Yeah Yeah Yeah – Yeah Yeah Yeah EP
3. The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So
4. The Coral – Dreaming Of You
5. Queens Of The Stoneage – No One Knows
6. The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
7. Sugababes – Freak Like Me
8. Lcd Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll
10. The Vines – Get Free
11. The Rapture – House Of Jealous Lovers
12. The Libertines – What A Waster
13. The Datsuns – In Love
14. Eminem – Without Me
15. The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
16. The Streets – Let’s Push Things Forward
17. Nelly – Hot In Here
18. Fischerspooner – Emerge
19. The Strokes – Someday
20. The 80’s Mathbox B-Line Disaster – Celebrate Your Mother
21. Missy Elliott – Work It
22. The Polyphonic Spree – Soldier Girl
23. Wild Willy Childish And The Buff Medways – Troubled Mind
24. The Thrills – Santa Cruz
25. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
26. Ms Dynamite – Dy-Na-Mi-Tee
27. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Spread Your Love
28. The Coral – Goodbye
29. Tweet – Oops (Oh My)
30. The Vines – Highly Evolved
31. Ash – Envy
32. Cornershop – Lessons Learned From Rocky 1 To III
33. Idlewild – American English
34. The Streets – Don’t Mug Yourself
35. Massive Attack – I Against I
36. The Libertines – Up The Bracket
37. The Kills – Black Rooster Ep
38. The Beatings – Jailhouse
39. Truth Hurts – Addictive
40. Aaliyah – More Than A Woman
41. Ms Dynamite – It Takes More
42. The Streets – Weak Become Heroes
43. Coldplay – In My Place
44. Idlewild – You Held The World In Your Arms
45. The Bellrays – Fire On The Moon
46. Doves – Pounding
47. James Yorkston & The Athletes – The Long Term
48. Pulp – Bad Cover Versions
49. Aqualung – Strange And Beautiful
50. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Sister Surround

NME Singles Of The Week 2002

• David Carretta ~ Domination EP
• Richard Hewley - Baby you're my light
• Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Love Burns
• Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
• Spritualized - Do It All Over Again
• Alizee - Moi..Lolita
• Princess Superstar - Bad Babysitter
• Platinum 45 Feat. More Fire Crew - Oi
• Hundred Reasons - If I Could
• Massive Attack & Mos Def - I against I
• Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
• The Mars Volta - Tremulant EP
• The Vines - Highly Evolved
• Hoobastank - Crawling in the dark
• The Doves - There goes the fear
• Sugababes - Freak like me
• The Cooper Temple Clause - Who needs Enemies?
• Tiga & Zyntherius - Sunglasses at night
• The Electric Soft Parade - Empty at the end/The given line
• Eminem - Without Me
• The Liberties - What a waster
• Peaches - Set it off
• Nelly - Hot in herre
• The Vines - Get Free
• Vitalic - Pony EP
• Idlewild - Ameriacn English
• Fischerspooner - Emerge
• The streets - Weak become heroes
• The Doves - Pounding
• The Polyphonic Spree - Soldier Girl
• Coldplay - In My Place
• The Music - Take the Long Road and Walk It
• LCD Soundsystem - Losing my edge/Beat connection
• Ash - Envy
• The White Stripes - Dead leaves and the dirty ground
• Death in Vegas - Hands around my throat
• The Datsuns - In Love
• Moco - Where She Goes
• The Libertines - Up the bracket
• The Vines - Outtatheway
• The Beatings - Bad feeling
• Brendan Benson - Good to me
• Pearl Jam - I am mine
• Queens of the stoneage - No one knows
• The Thrills - Santa Cruz (your not that far)
• Liam Lynch - United states of whatever
• LCD Soundsystem - Give it up
• Eminem - Lose yourself
• Ja Rule - Thug lovin'
• Jet - Dirtysweet EP

NME Pop Poll 2001

Best Single - The Vines - Get Free
Best Album - Coldplay - A rush of blood to the head
New Band - The Libertines
Best Live Band - The Datsuns
Hot New Band - Yeah yeah yeahs /Polyphonic spree
International Band - The Hives
Solo Act - Ryan Adams
Godlike genius - The Clash