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NME Albums Of 2010

Note... Only The Top 50 Albums & Tracks Were Published  In The Magazine. The Remainder Were Published On Line.

These New Puritans

1. These New Puritans – Hidden
2. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
3. Beach House – Teen Dream
4. Lcd Soundsystem – This Is Happening
5. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
6. Foals – Total Life Forever
7. Zola Jesus – Stridulum Ii
8. Salem – King Night
9. Liars – Sisterworld
10. The Drums – The Drums
11. The National – High Violet
12. Caribou – Swim
13. Gayngs – Relayted
14. The Fall – Your Future, Our Clutter
15. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
16. Grinderman – Grinderman 2
17. Factory Floor – Untitled
18. Warpaint – The Fool
19. Mgmt – Congratulations
20. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
21. Janelle Monae – The Archandroid
22. Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
23. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
24. Vampire Weekend – Contra
25. Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
26. Les Savy Fav – Root For Ruin
27. Best Coast – Crazy For You
28. New Young Pony Club – The Optimist
29. No Age – Everything In Between
30. Klaxons – Surfing The Void
31. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
32. Islet – Wimmy
33. Marina And The Diamonds – The Family Jewels
34. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
35. Glasser – Ring
36. Hurts – Happiness
37. Lonelady – Nerve Up
38. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
39. Magnetic Man – Magnetic Man
40. Sleigh Bells – Treats
41. Steve Mason – Boys Outside
42. Mystery Jets – Serotonin
43. Everything Everything – Man Alive
44. Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man
45. Four Tet – There Is Love In You
46. Paul Weller – Wake Up The Nation
47. Pulled Apart By Horses – Pulled Apart By Horses
48. My Chemical Romance – Danger Days
49. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
50. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
51. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Irm
52. Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
53. Kelis – Flesh Tone
54. First Aid Kit – The Big Black And The Blue
55. Ikonika – Contact, Love, Want, Have
56. Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers
57. Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
58. Crocodiles – Sleep Forever
59. Errors – Come Down With Me
60. Belle And Sebastian – Write About Love
61. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
62. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
63. Perfume Genius – Learning
64. Walls – Walls
65. Robyn – Body Talk Pt 1
66. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
67. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
68. Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep
69. Happy Birthday – Happy Birthday
70. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
71. Field Music – Field Music (Measure)
72. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
73. Interpol – Interpol
74. Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz
75. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Blood & Fire

Reissues Of The Year

1. Station To Station - David Bowie
2. The Promise: Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Bruce Springsteen
3. Vigro - Vigro
4. Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones
5. Raw Power - The Stooges
6. Rated R - Queens Of The Stoneage
7. Streetcleaner - Godflesh
8. Polaroid/Roman/Photo - Ruth
9. Band On The Run - Wings
10. Searching For The Young Soul Rebels - Dexys Midnight Runners


NME Tracks Of 2010

1. Foals - Spanish Sahara
2. Mia - Xxxo
3. Janelle Monae - Tightrope
4. Kanye West - Power
5. Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait
6. Gorillaz - Stylo
7. Surfer Blood - Swim (To Reach The End)
8. Grinderman - Heathen Child
9. Zola Jesus - Night
10. The Fall - Bury Pts 2+4
11. Mia - Born Free
12. Factory Floor - Lying
13. Lcd Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
14. These New Puritans - We Want War
15. Warpaint - Undertow.
16. Best Coast - Boyfriend.
17. The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
18. Egyptian Hip Hop - Rad Pitt
19. Crystal Castles - Celestica
20. Kelis - Acapella
21. Avi Buffalo - What’s In It For?
22. Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
23. Lcd Soundsystem - I Can Change
24. Everything Everything - Schoolin
25. Lady Gaga Feat. Beyonce - Telephone
26. Magnetic Man Feat. Katy B - Perfect Stranger
27. Tinie Tempah - Pass Out
28. The Drums - Forever And Ever - Amen
29. My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na
30. Yeasayer - O.N.E.
31. Cee Lo Green - Fuck You
32. Klaxons - Flashover
33. Big Boi - Shutterbugg
34. Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg - California Gurls
35. The Knife - Colouring Of Pigeons.
36. Les Savy Fav - Sleepless In Silverlake
37. Glasser - Home
38. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - Bang Bang Bang
39. Arcade Fire - Ready To Start
40. Kele - Tenderoni
41. Foals - This Orient
42. Robyn - Dancing On My Own
43. Darwin Deez - Constellations
44. Biffy Clyro - Bubbles
45. Liars - Scissor
46. Manic Street Preachers - (It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love
47. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Round And Round
48. Mystery Jets - Dreaming Of Another World
49. Crocodiles - Sleep Forever
50. Summer Camp - Ghost Train
51. Kelis - 4th Of July (Fireworks)
52. Klaxons - Echoes
53. Warpaint - Elephants
54. Vampire Weekend - Giving Up The Gun
55. Gaggle - I Hear Flies
56. Sleigh Bells - Tell Em
57. Interpol - Lights
58. Frankie & The Heartstrings - Tender
59. Willow Smith - Whip My Hair
60. Dead Skeletons - Dead Mantra
61. Salem - King Night.
62. Caribou - Odessa
63. Islet - Ringerz
64. Joy Orbison - The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow
65. Beach House - Zebra
66. Les Savy Fav - Lets Get Out Of Here
67. New Young Pony Club - Lost A Girl
68. Foals - Miami
69. Egyptian Hip Hop - Moon Crooner
70. Dj Nate - Call Me When You’re Sober
71. The Futureheads - The Heartbeat Song
72. Active Child - She Was A Vision
73. Addison Groove - Footcrab.
74. Eminem Feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie
75. Jam City - Ecstasy Refix

Tracks Of The Week - 2010

• Hot Chip - One Life Stand
• Chapel Club - O Maybe I
• Crookers - Remedy
• Egyptian Hip Hop - Wild Human Child
• Broken Bells - The High Road
• Hot Chip - Alley Cats
• The Big Pink - Velvet
• Caribou - Odessa
• Florance & The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
• Foals - Spanish Sahara
• The Big Pink - Tonight
• Dum Dum Girls - Yours Alone
• Foals - This Orient
• Happy Birthday - Subliminal Message
• The Big Pink - With You
• BoB Featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes
• MIA - Born Free
• Interpol - Lights
• Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em
• Warpaint - Elephants
• Klaxons - Flash Over
• Wu Lyf - Concrete Gold/Heavy Pop
• Kanye West - Power
• Cocknbullkid - Cocknbullkid
• Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait/Ready To Start
• Klaxons - Echoes
• Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
• Chapel Club - The Shore
• Maximum Baloon - If You Return
• Deerhunter - Revival
• Magnetic Men - Karma Crazy
• Les Savy Fav - Sleepless In Silverlake
• Fever Ray - Mercy Street
• Kanye West - See Me Now
• Glasser - Home
• Sufjan Stevens - I Walked
• Kings Of Leon - Radioactive
• Surfer Blood - I'm Not Ready
• My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na
• Yuck - Rubber
• The Vaccines - Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)
• Lykke Li - Get Some
• Lightspeed Champion - 'till I Die
• Crystal Castles Ft. Robert Smith - Not In Love
• Laura Marling - Blues Run The Game
• White Lies - Bigger Than Us
• Chapel Club - Windows
• David Lynch - Good Day Today/I Know
• Anna Calvi - Suzanne & I


NME 50 Best Albums Of The Year So Far ... July 2010

As Discovered Hidden On NME.com

• Anaïs Mitchell - ‘Hadestown’
• Animal Collective - ‘Oddsac’
• Archie Bronson Outfit - ‘Coconut’
• Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - ‘Before Today’
• Autechre - ‘Oversteps’
• Avi Buffalo - ‘Avi Buffalo’
• Band of Horses - ‘Infinite Arms’
• Big Boi - ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son Of Chico Dusty’
• Blood Red Shoes - ‘Fire Like This’
• Bombay Bicycle Club - ‘Flaws’
• Built To Spill - ‘There is No Enemy’
• David Byrne and Fatboy Slim - ‘Here Lies love’
• Deftones - ‘Diamond Eyes’
• Erykah Badu - ‘New Amerykah - Part II: Return of the Ankh’
• Factory Floor - 'Untitled'
• Field Music - ‘Field Music (Measure)’
• Flying Lotus - ‘Cosmogramma’
• Foals - ‘Total Life Forever’.
• Gayngs - ‘Relayted’
• Gill Scott-Heron - ‘I’m New Here’
• Harlem - ‘Hippies’
• Health - ‘Disco 2’
• Holly Miranda - 'The Magician's Private Library’
• Ikonika - ‘Contact - Love - Want - Have’
• Janelle Monae - ‘The Archandroid’
• Joanna Newsom - ‘Have One On Me’
• Kelis - ‘Flesh Tone’
• Konono No. 1 - ‘Assume Crash Position’
• Laura Marling - ‘I Speak Because I Can’
• LCD Soundsystem - ‘This is Happening’
• Liars - ‘Sisterworld’
• Lonelady - ‘Nerve Up’
• Marina and the Diamonds - ‘The Family Jewels’
• Mi Ami - ‘Steal Your Face’
• Mystery Jets - ‘Serotonin’
• Richard James - ‘We Went Riding’
• Richard Warren - ‘Laments’
• Rolo Tomassi - ‘Cosmology’
• School of Seven Bells - ‘Disconnect From Desire’
• Sleigh Bells - ‘Treats’
• Steve Mason - ‘Boys Outside’
• Stornoway - ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’
• The Black Keys - ‘Brothers’
• The Dillinger Escape Plan - ‘Option Paralysis’
• The Drums - ‘The Drums’
• The Fall ‘Your Future - Our Clutter’
• Toro Y Moi - ‘Causers of This’
• Villagers - ‘Becoming A Jackal’
• Walls - ‘Walls’
• Yeasayer - 'Odd Blood'


NME Pop Poll Results

• British Band - Muse
• Solo Artist - Laura Marling
• International Band - My Chemical Romance
• Philip Hall Radar Award - The Naked & The Famous
• John Peel Award For Innovation - Crystal Castles
• Dancefloor Filler - Professor Green
• Album Of The Year - Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
• New Band - Hurts
• Outstanding Contribution To Music - PJ Harvey
• Best Track - Foals - Spanish Sahara
• Best Live Band - Biffy Clyro
• God Like Genius - Dave Grohl