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NME Albums Of 2009

The Horrors


1. The Horrors - Primary Colours
2. The XX - The XX
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
4. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
5. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
6. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
7. The Big Pink - A Brief History Of Love
8. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
9. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
10. Jamie T - Kings & Queens
11. Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
12. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
13. La Roux - La Roux
14. Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers
15. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
16. Girls - Album
17. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
18. Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself And Another
19. The Maccabees - Wall Of Arms
20. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
21. Health - Get Color
22. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
23. Doves - Kingdom Of Rust
24. Cold Cave - Love Comes Close
25. Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
26. Florence And The Machine - Lungs
27. PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
28. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
29. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
30. The Cribs - Ignore The Ignorant
31. Micachu & The Shapes - Jewellery
32. Noah And The Whale - First Days Of Spring
33. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
34. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
35. Sonic Youth - The Eternal
36. The Drums - Summertime! Ep
37. Passion Pit - Manners
38. Pissed Jeans - Kings Of Jeans
39. Japandroids - Post-Nothing
40. Crystal Stilts - Alight Of Night
41. Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
42. Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
43. Franz Ferdinand - Tonight
44. Oneida - Rated O
45. Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
46. Gallows - Grey Britain
47. Telepathe - Dance Mother
48. Atlas Sound - Logos
49. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
50. Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose

Top 10 Re Issues

1. Spritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
2. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
3. Kraftwerk – The Man Machine
4. Spaceman 3 – The Perfect Prescription
5. Radiohead – Kid A
6. Siouxsie And The Banshees - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse
7. St Etienne – Foxbase Alpha
8. Daniel Johnson – Yip/Jump Music
9. The Raincoats – The Raincoats
10. The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms

NME Tracks Of The Year 2009

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero
2. The Horrors – The Sea Within A Sea
3. The Big Pink – Dominoes
4. Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers
5. Animal Collective – My Girls
6. Jay-Z – Empire State Of Mind
7. The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing
8. La Roux – In For The Kill
9. Lady Gagaga – Paparazzi
10. Health – Die Slow
11. Arctic Monkeys – Cornerstone
12. Kasabian – Fire
13. Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimention
14. Jamie T – Sticks ‘N Stones
15. Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning
16. Bat For Lashes – Daniel
17. Memory Tapes – Bicycle
18. Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo
19. La Roux 0 In For The Kill (Scream Mix)
20. Lily Allen – The Fear
21. Lady Gagagagagag – Poker Face
22. The Big Pink – Velvet
23. Dirty Projectors – Stillness Is The Move
24. La Roux – Bulletproof
25. Biffy Clyro – That Golden Rule
26. Wild Beasts – Hooting And Howling
27. Chew Lips – Solo
28. The XX - Islands
29. Shakira – She Wolf
30. Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart
31. Future Of The Left – Amazing Eritrea
32. Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others
33. Phoenix – Lisztomania
34. Friendly Fires – Jump In The Pool
35. Little Boots – New In Town
36. Washed Out – Feel It All Around
37. Bon Iver – Blood Bank
38. Girls – Hellhole Retrace
39. Fuck Buttons – Surf Solar
40. Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See The Land
41. La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy
42. Manic Street Preachers – Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
43. Biffy Clyro – The Captain
44. Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy
45. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
46. Jay-Z – DOA (Death Of Auto Tune)
47. The Maccabees – No Kind Words
48. Florance And The Machine – Drumming Song
49. The Cribs – Cheat On Me
50. The Twilight Sad – I Became A Prostitute


Tracks Of The Week
Despite A Couple Of Format Changes During The Year....

Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses
Lilly Allen - The Fear
U2 - Get On Your Boots
Pete Doherty - Last Of The English Roses
Spinnerette - Sex Bomb
Kings Of Leon - Pistol Of Fire (Mark Ronson Remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
Oasis - Falling Down - (Concrete & Rubble Mix)
Lady Sovereign - So Human
The Dead Weather - Hang You From The Heavens
The Big Pink - Velvet
The Chapman Family - The Kids Are Not OK
Manic Street Preachers - Jackie Collins Existential Question Theme
Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move
Gossip - Heavy Cross
VV Brown - Shark In The Water
Poppy And The Jezebels - Rhubarb And Custard
Scum - Warsaw
The Twang - Another Bus
New Young Pony Club - Dress
Magic Wands - Black Magic
Jay-Z - DOA (Death Of Auto Tune)
Marina And The Diamonds - I'm Not A Robot
The Cribs - We Were Aborted
Wolf Gang - Pieces Of You
The Very Best Feat, Ezra Koeng - Warm Heart Of Africa
Muse - United States Of Eurasia
Friendly Fires - Kiss Of Life
Ian Brown - Stellify
Klaxons - Sweetheart
Jack White - Fly Farm Blues
Karen O And The Kids - All Is Love
Metronomy - Not Made For Love (Alalal Remix)
The Horrors - Whole New Way
Girls - Lust For Life
Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimention
Devendra Banhart - Baby
Big Boi - For Your Sorrows
Comanechi - Close Enough To Kiss
Battles - Sanford & Son
LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
The Dead Weather - I Cut Lile A Buffalo
The Drums - I Felt Stupid
Eagles Of Death Metal - Now I'm A Fool
Biffy Clyro - Booom, Blast & Ruin/Bubbles
Simian Mobile Disco - Creul Intentions
Late Of The Pier - Blueberry
Vampire Weekend - Cousins


NME Readers Pop Poll 2009

Album - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Kasabian
Track -  Dominoes - The Big Pink
Dancefloor Filler - In For The Kill
Solo Artist - Jamie T
Best Band - Muse
Best Live Band - Arctic Monkeys
New Band - Bombay Bicycle Club
Rising Act - The Drums
International Band - Paramore
Best Live Event - Blur - Hyde Park
Best Festival - Glastonbury
Outstanding Contribution - The Specials
God Like Genius - Paul Weller