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NME Albums Of 2011


Let England Shake

1. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
2. Metronomy – The English Riviera
3. The Horrors – Skying
4. Wild Beasts – Smother
5. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
6. Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See
7. St Vincent – Strange Mercy
8. Katy B – On A Mission
9. Tune-Yards – Whokill
10. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
11. Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
12. Scum – Again Into Eyes
13. Suns – Zeroes Qc
14. The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From The Vaccines
15. Wild Flag – Wild Flag
16. Bombay Bicycle Club
17. Battles – Gloss Drop
18. Car’s Eyes – Cat’s Eyes
19. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
20. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs
21. Kasabian – ‘Velociraptor’
22. Noah And The Whale – Last Night On Earth
23. Yuck – Yuck
24. Big Talk – Big Talk
25. Planningtorock – W
26. Girls – Farther, Son, Holy Ghost
27. Black Lips – Arabia Mountain
28. The Field – Looping State Of Mind
29. Smith Westerns – Dye It Blond
30. Friendly Fires – Pala
31. Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials
32. Alex Turner – Submarine Soundtrack
33. Justice – Audio, Video, Disco
34. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
35. TV On The Radio – Nine Types Of Light
36. Iceage – New Brigade
37. White Denim – D
38. Bjork – Biophilia
39. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
40. Cold Cave – Cherish The Light
41. Death Grips – Exmilitary
42. Patrick Wolf – Lupercalla
43. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
44. Destroyer – Kaput
45. Austra – Feel It Break
46. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
47. Real Estate – Days
48. Slow Club – Paradise
49. SBTRKT – SBTRKT
50. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne


Album Re Issues

National Treasures

1. Manic Street Preachers – National Treasures
2. Nirvana – Nevermind [Deluxe Edition]
3. The Beach Boys – Smile
4. Primal Scream – Screamadelica
5. The Radio Dept. – Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010
6. The Smiths – Complete Box
7. The Fall – This Nations Saving Grace
8. Suede – Dog Man Star
9. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy
10. Stephin Merritt – Obscurities

 

NME Readers Albums Of 2011
As appeared on NME.com during December 2011


1. The Horrors - Skying
2. The Strokes - Angles
3. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See
4. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
5. White Lies - Ritual
6. Katy B – On A Mission
7. Alex Turner - Submarine Soundtrack
8. Kasabian - Velociraptor!
9. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
10. Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys!
11. Miles Kane - Colour Of The Trap
12. Florence And The Machine - Ceremonials
13. Gorillaz - The Fall
14. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Belong
15. Foster The People - Torches
16. Beyoncé - 4
17. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
18. James Blake - James Blake
19. Frankie And The Heartstrings - Hunger
20. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light



Tracks Of 2011


1. Lana Del Ray – Video Games
2. Tyler The Creator – Yonkers
3. The Horrors – Still Life
4. PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
5. Wild Beasts – Bed Of Nails
6. Battles – Ice Cream
7. Metronomy – The Bay
8. Tune-Yards – Bizness
9. Howler – I Told You Once
10. M83 – Midnight City
11. Metronomy – The Look
12. Kurt Vile – Baby’s Arms
13. Niki & The Dove – The Fox
14. The Vaccines – If You Wanna
15. Spector – Never Fade Away
16. Summer Camp – I Want To
17. Katy B – Broken Record
18. Azealia Banks – 212
19. Anna Calvi – Blackout
20. Milk Music – Beyond Living
21. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
22. Arctic Monkeys – The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
23. Florence & The Machine – Shake It Out
24. Glasvegas – The World Is Yours
25. The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness
26. Rihanna – We Found Love
27. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
28. The Vaccines – Post Break-Up Sex
29. Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle
30. Adele – Rolling In The Deep
31. The Drums – Money
32. Ghostpoet – Liiines
33. Alex Turner – Piledriver Waltz
34. Austra – Beat And The Pulse
35. SBTKRT Ft. Little Dragon – Wildfire
36. Hercules & Love Affair – My House
37. Marina And The Diamonds – Radioactive
38. Beyonce – Run The World
39. Friends – I’m His Girl
40. Justice – Civilization
41. Metronomy – She Wants
42. Factory Floor – Real Love
43. Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love
44. Joe Goddard Ft. Valentine – Gabriel
45. Iceage – Broken Bone
46. Austra – Lose It
47. Dananananaykroyd – Muscle Memory
48. Cold Cave – The Great Pan Is Dead
49. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – AKA…What A Life
50. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – If I Had A Gun

 

NME Readers Tracks Of 2011
As appeared on NME.com during December 2011


1. Alex Turner - Piledriver Waltz
2. The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
3. Arctic Monkeys - The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
4. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – AKA…What A Life!
5. Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (TGIF)
6. The Horrors - Still Life
7. Kasabian - Days Are Forgotten
8. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
9. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - If I Had A Gun
10. Lana Del Rey - Video Games.
11. Florence And The Machine - Shake It Out
12. SBTRKT feat Little Dragon - Wildfire
13. The Vaccines - Post Break-Up Sex
14. The Vaccines - If You Wanna
15. M83 - Midnight City
16. Metronomy - The Bay
17. Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle
18. Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Remix)
19. Bon Iver - Holocene
20. White Lies - Bigger Than Us



NME Tracks Of The Week 2011

• Those Dancing Days - Fuckarias
• Glasvegas - The World Is Yours
• Beth Ditto - I Wrote The Book
• Frankie & The Heartstrings - Use Me For What You Want
• Lady Gagagagagagagaga - Born This Way
• Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
• Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers
• The Naked & Famous - The Sun
• Arctic Monkeys - Brick By Brick
• Wild Flag - Future Games
• Justice - Civilization
• Cults - You Know What I Mean
• The View - I Need That Record
• Arctic Monkeys - Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved The Chair
• Tom Vek - A Chore
• Beyonce - Run The World
• Santigold Ft. Karen O - Go
• Black Lips - Modern Art
• Arctic Monkeys - Reckless Serenade
• Wu Lyf - Dirt
• Arcade Fire - Speaking In Tongues/Culture War
• Lil Wayne - How To Love
• Bjork - Crystalline
• Bombat Bicycle Club - Shuffle
• Laura Marling - Night After Night
• Zola Jesus - Vessel
• The Drums - Money
• Black Milk Ft. Jack White - Brain/Royal Mega
• Kanye West & Jay-Z - Otis
• Lana Del Ray - Video Games
• Niki & The Dove - Last Night
• Martina & The Diamonds - Radioactive
• Lady Gagagagagag - You & I (Wild Beast Remix With Extra Bullshit)
• James Blake & Bon Iver - Fall Creek Boys Choir
• Noel Galagher's High Flying Birds - If I Had A Gun
• The Big Pink - Stay Gold
• The Joy Formidable - Anemone
• Kurt Vile - Life's A Beach
• Tribes - Halfway Home
• The Vaccines - Tiger Blood
• Best Coast / Johnny Marr - In Your Sleep
• Azealia Banks & Machinedrum - Barbie Shit/P-U-S-S-Y
• Girls - Lawrence
• The Maccabees - Pelican
• Yuck - Sooth Me
• Tribes - Himalaya
• Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

 

Readers Pop Poll Results 

Best British Band - Kasabian
Best International Band - Foo Fighters
Best Solo Artist - Florence + Machine (Solo ??)
Best New Band - The Vaccines
Best Live Band - Arctic Monkeys
Best Album - The Horrors - Skying
Best Track - Florence + Machine - Shake It Out
Dancefloor Album - Katy B - Broken Record
Best Re issue - The Complete Smiths
God Like Genius - Noel Gallagher
Contribution To Music - Jarvis Cocker