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›› 40 Records That Captured the Moment - 40th Anniversary issue 9th May 1992
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›› NME - 60 Years Of NME: Best Of The Decades
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›› NME - The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time - 2014
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›› NME 100 Greatest Beatles Songs - 2015
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›› NME 50 Albums To Hear Before You Die - 2016




NME Albums Of 2012





01 Tame Impala – Lonerism
02 Grimes – Visions
03 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
04 Crystal Castles – (iii)
05 Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
06 The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
07 Pond – Beard Wives Denim
08 The Cribs – In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull
09 Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
10 Jack White – Blunderbuss
11 Django Django – Django Django
12 David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant
13 DIIV – Oshin
14 The xx – Coexist
15 Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
16 Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber
17 Grizzly Bear – Shields
18 Tribes – Baby
19 Toy – Toy
20 Howler – America Give Up
21 Cat Power – Sun
22 Beach House – Bloom
23 Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
24 Merchandise – Children Of Desire
25 Ariel Pink – Mature Themes
26 Spector – Enjoy It While It Lasts
27 Jessie Ware – Devotion
28 Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
29 Mac DeMarco – 2
30 Breton – Other People’s Problems
31 G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer
32 Graham Coxon – A+E
33 Hot Chip – In Our Heads
34 Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
35 Metz – Metz
36 The Vaccines - Come Of Age
37 Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour
38 TEED – Trouble
39 Liars – WIXIW
40 Polica – Give You The Ghost
41 Ty Segall – Twins
42 Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
43 Ratking – Wiki93
44 Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, mAAd City
45 Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
46 Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
47 John Talabot – fIN
48 The 2 Bears – Be Strong
49 Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
50 Purity Ring – Shrines



NME Tracks Of 2012

1. Palma Violets – Best Of Friends
2. MIA – Bad Girls
3. Blur – Under The Westway
4. Haim – Forever
5. Plan B – Ill Manors
6. Grimes – Oblivion
7. Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt
8. Bat For Lashes – Laura
9. Tame Impala – Elephant
10. Savages – Husbands
11. Jack White – Sixteen Saltines
12. Frank Ocean – Pyramids
13. Peace – California Daze
14. Alt-J – Breezeblocks
15. Kanye West , Jay-Z – Big Sean
16. Grimes – Genesis
17. The Cribs – Come On, Be A No One
18. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine
19. Solange – Losing You
20. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
21. Melody Echo Chamber - I Follow You
22. TNGHT – Higher Ground
23. Jessie Ware – Wildest Moment
24. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together
25. Pond – You Broke My Cool
26. The Cribs – Chi-Town
27. Cat Power – Ruin
28. Chvrches – Lies
29. Angel Haze – New York
30. Everything Everything – Cough Cough
31. Deap Vally – Gonna Make My Own Money
32. David Byrne & St Vincent – Who
33. Burns – Lies
34. Jai Paul – Jasmine
35. King Krule – Rock Bottom
36. The Vaccines – Teenage Icon
37. Mosca Ft. Katy B – What You Came For
38. Spector – Friday Night, Don’t Ever Let It End
39. Good Music – Mercy
40. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
41. Django Django – Default
42. The Rolling Stones – Doom & Gloom
43. Peace – Bloodshake
44. Crystal Castles – Wrath Of God
45. Zebra Katz – Ima Read
46. Frank Ocean – Forest Gump
47. Peace – Follow Baby
48. Major Lazer – Get Free
49. Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
50. Psycho – Gangham Styleeeee


NME Tracks Of The Week 2012


• Willis Earl Beal - Evening's Kiss
• Sleigh Bells - Comeback Kid
• A$AP Rocky - Celebration
• MIA - Bad Girls
• Alabama Shakes - Hold On
• Earl Sweatshirt - Home
• Gorillaz Ft James Murphy & Ander 3000 - DoYaThing
• Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine
• Plan B - iLL Manors
• Miles Kane - First Of My Kind
• Hot Chip - Flutes
• Florence + The Machine & Josh Homme - Jackson
• Liars - No 1 Against The Rush
• MGMT - Alien Days
• Frank Ocean - Math/PDA
• Maximo Park - Hips And Lips
• Niki And The Dove - All That Youth
• The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made The Radio
• Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - American Dream Pt. II
• Azealia Banks - Jumanji
• The XX - Untitled Track
• The Vaccines - No Hope
• Passion Pit - I'll Be Alright
• Frank Ocean - Pyramids
• Enter Shikari - Call Me Maybe/Juggernaughts
• Milk Music - Violence Now
• The Killers - Runaway
• The XX - Angels
• Crystal Castles - Plague
• Peace - California Daze
• Egyptian Hip Hop - SYH
• Merchandise - In Nightmare Room
• Everything Everything - Cough Cough
• Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
• Bat For Lashes - Marilyn
• Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Swim & Sleep
• Savages - City's Full
• Crystal Castles - Wrath Of God
• Josh Homme - Nobody To Love
• Frankie & The Heartstrings - I Still Follow You
• Palma Violets - Last Of The Summer Wine
• Christopher Owens - Here We Go
• Foals - Inhaler
• Haim - Send Me Down
• Biffy Clyro - Black Chandelier
• Wu Lyf - Triumph
• Bo Ningen & Savages - Nichijyou


NME Readers Pop Poll Results


• Best British Band - Biffy Cliro
• Best International Band - The Killers
• Best Solo Artist - Florence Welch
• Best New Band - Palma Violets
• Best Live Band - The Rolling Stones
• Best Album - The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
• Best Track - Foals - Inhaler
• Best Video - Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine
• Best Re Issue - Blur - 21
• Best Music Film - The Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane
• Outstanding Contribution - The Cribs
• Godlike Genius - Johnny Marr