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NME Albums Of 2005

Block Party


1. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
2. Arcade Fire – Funeral
3. Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better With…
4. Antony & The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
5. Kaiser Chiefs – Employment
6. The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
7. Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
8. Kanyne West – Late Registration
9. Babyshambles – Down In Albion
10. Gorillaz – Demon Days
11. The Cribs – The New Fellas
12. Devendra Banheart – Cripple Crow
13. The Rakes – Capture/Release
14. Dungen – Ta Det Lungt
15. Maximo Park – A Certain Trigger
16. British Sea Power – Open Season
17. The Magic Numbers – The Magic Numbers
18. Art Brut – Bang Bang Rock & Roll
19. Coldplay – X & Y
20. Editors – The Back Room
21. LCD Soundsystem – Lcd Soundsystem
22. The Ravenettes – Pretty In Black
23. Hard-Fi – Stars Of Cctv
24. Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth
25. MIA – MIA
26. Super Furry Animals – Love Kraft
27. Kate Bush – Aerial
28. Absentee – Donkey Stock
29. Madonna – Confessions On A Dancefloor
30. Doves – Some Cities
31. Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
32. Queens Of The Stoneage – Lullabies To Paralyze
33. We Are Scientists – With Love And Squalor
34. Rufus Wainwright – Want Two
35. Elbow – Leaders Of The Free World
36. The Bravery – The Bravery
37. Circulus – The Lick On The Tip Of An Envelope Yet To Be Sent
38. Autolux – Future Perfect
39. Vitalic – Ok Cowboy
40. Brakes – Give Blood
41. Nine Black Alps – Everything
42. Sigur Ros – Takk
43. Engineers – Engineers
44. Field Music – Field Music
45. Shout Out Loud – Howi Howi Gaff Gaff
46. The Duke Sprit – Cuts Across The Land
47. Sleater-Kinney – The Woods
48. Ladytron – Witching Hour
49. Dead Meadow – Feathers
50. Test Icicles – For Screening Purposes Only

Reissues

1. Patti Smith - Horses
2. Can – Future Days
3. Sonit Youth – Goo
4. The Cure – Pornography
5. Paul Weller – Stanly Road
6. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
7. Jeff Buckley – Grace
8. At The Drive-In – Relationship Of Command
9. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
10. Siouxsie And The Banshees – The Scream

NME Tracks Of The Year 2005


1. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love
2. Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
3. Artic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
4. Kanye West – Gold Digger
5. The White Stripes – My Doorbell
6. Babyshambles – Fuck Forever
7. Antonym And The Johnsons – Hope There’s Someone
8. Razorlight – Somewhere Else
9. Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To
10. The Strokes – Juicebox
11. Artic Monkeys – Fake Tales Of San Francisco
12. Hard-Fi – Hard To Beat
13. Block Party – Banquet
14. Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood #2 (Laika)
15. Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
16. Gorillaz Dare
17. Lcd Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
18. Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
19. British Sea Power – Please Stand Up
20. Amerie – 1 Thing
21. The White Stripes – Blue Orchid
22. Willy Mason – Oxygen
23. Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life
24. The Rakes – Work Work Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)
25. Snow White – Bored And Somewhat Detached
26. Maximo Park – Apply Some Pressure
27. The Rakes – 22 Grand Job
28. Editors – Munich
29. My Morning Jacket – Off The Record
30. The Magic Numbers – Forever Lost
31. Oasis – Lyla
32. The Cribs – Hey Scenesters!
33. Absentee – My Dead Wife
34. Low – California
35. Death From Above 1979 – Pull Out
36. Eels – Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living)
37. The Rakes – Strasbourg
38. Clor – Love And Pain
39. Madonna – Hung Up
40. Vitalic – My Friend Dario
41. Mystery Jets – Zoo Time
42. Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc
43. Field Music – It’s Not The Only Way To Feel Happy
44. The Raveonettes – Love In A Trashcan
45. Missy Elliott – Lose Control
46. Graham Coxon – Freakin’ Out
47. Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God
48. We Are Scientists – The Great Escape
49. Lupen Crook – Lucky 6
50. Coldplay – Fix You

NME Tracks Of The Week 2005

• Death From Above 1979 - Pull Out
• The Others - Lackey
• Hard Fi - Cash Machine
• Block Party - So Here We Are
• Doves - Black & White Town
• Greenday - Holiday
• The Futureheads - Hounds of love
• The Bravery - Honest Mistake
• Fischerspooner - Just let go
• British Sea Power - It Ended On An Oily Stage
• Beck - E-Pro
• Yeti - Never Lose Your Sense Of Wonder
• Razorlight - Somewhere Else
• Oasis - Lyla
• The Rakes - Retreat
• The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
• Coldplay - Speed Of Sound
• Ambershades - My Darling
• Hot hot heat - Goodnight goodnight
• The Magic Numbers - Forever Lost
• Artic Monkeys - Five Minutes With... EP
• Kid Carpet - £1500 and a bus apology
• The Longcut - A Quiet Life
• Hard Fi - Hard To Beat
• Mystery Jets - On My Feet
• Ladytron - Sugar
• Babyshambles - Fuck Forever
• Maximo Park - Going Missing
• !!! - Take Ecstasy With Me/Get Up
• Test Icicles - Boa Vs Python/Dancing on pegs
• The Magic Numbers - Love Me Like You
• Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
• Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot/Sink That Ship
• Gorillaz - Dare
• Arcade Fire - Rebellion (lies)
• Devendra Banhart - I Feel Just Like A Child
• Block Party - Two More Years
• Artic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
• We Are Scientists - The Great Escape
• The White Rose Movement - Alsatian
• MIA - Galand 2005
• The Strokes - Juicebox
• Arcade Fire - Wake Up
• The Automatic - Recover
• The Futureheads - Area
• Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Is This Love
• The Cribs - You're Gonna Lose Us
• Forward, Russia! - Twelve
• Richard Ashcroft - Break The Night With Colour

NME Pop Poll 2005

Best Album

1. Employment – Kaiser Chiefs
2. Silent Alarm – Block Party
3. You Could Have It So Much Better With.. – Franz Ferdinand
4. Don’t Believe The Truth – Oasis
5. Down In Albion – Babyshambles

Best Live Band

1. Franz Ferdinand
2. Kaiser Chiefs
3. Arctic Monkeys
4. Oasis
5. Green Day

Best Solo Artists

1. Kanye West
2. Graham Coxon
3. Richard Ashcroft
4. Ian Brown
5. Antony & The Johnsons

Best International Band

1. The Strokes
2. Arcade Fire
3. The Killers
4. Green Day
5. Foo Fighters


Best Music DVD

1. Live 8
2. Enjoyment – Kaiser Chiefs
3. Bullet In A Bible – Green Day
4. Who Put The ‘M’ In Manchester – Morrissey
5. Dig!

Best New Band

1. Arctic Monkeys
2. Maximo Park
3. We Are Scientists
4. Editors
5. The Magic Numbers

Best Track

1. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
2. I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
3. Fuck Forever – Babyshambles
4. The Importance Of Being Idol – Oasis
5. Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand

Best British Band

1. Arctic Monkeys
2. Kaiser Chiefs
3. Oasis
4. Franz Ferdinand
5. Block Party

Godlike Genius – Ian Brown