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NME End Of Year Lists 2014


Albums




1. St Vincent - St Vincent
2. Mac Demarco - Salad Days
3. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
4. Aphex Twin - Syro
5. Carabou - Our Love
6. La Roux - Trouble In Paradise
7. Merchandise - After The End
8. Jamie T - Carry On The Grunge
9. Sleaford Mods - Divide And Exit
10. Ex Hex - Rips
11. Future Islands - Singles
12. DFA 1979 - The Physical World
13. Samon Albarn - Everyday Robots
14. Run The Jewels - RTJ2
15. Eagulls - Eagulls
16. Iceage - Plowing Ito The Field Of Love
17. Todd Terje - It's Album Time
18. Kate Tempest - Everybody Down
19. Royal Blood - Royal Blood
20. Jack White - Lazaretto
21. FKA Twigs - LP1
22. Swans - Be Kind
23. Kasabian - 48:13:00
24. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
25. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolance
26. Perfume Genius - Too Bright
27. Jungle - Jungle
28. Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business
29. Alvvays - Alvvays
30. Warpaint - Warpaint
31. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
32. Childhood - Lacuna
33. Wild Beasts - Present Tense
34. Sun Kill Moon - Benji
35. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
36. Goat - Commune
37. Thom Yorke - Tomorrows Modern Boxes
38. Alt-J - All This Is Yours
39. Protomartyr - Under Color Of Official Right
40. Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
41. Manic Street Preachers - Futureology
42. Hookworms - The Hum
43. Freddie Gliibs & Madlib - Pinata
44. Perfect Pussy - Sey Yes To Love
45. Honeyblood - Honeyblood
46. Twin Peaks - Wild Onion
47. Gruff Rhys - American Interior
48. Temples - Sun Structures
49. Interpol - El Pintor
50. Julian Casablancus + The Voids - Tyranny



Tracks Of The Year

1. Future Islands - Seasons
2. Carobou - Can't Do Without You
3. The Fat White Family - Touch The Leather
4. The War On Drugs - Red Eyes
5. Run The Jewels - Blockbuster Night Part 1
6. Kasabian - Eez-Ea
7. St Vincent - Digital Witness
8. Jamie T - Zombie
9. Royal Blood - Little Monster
10. Mac Demarco - Chambers Of Reflection
11. Lana Del Rey - West Coast
12. Merchandise - Little Killer
13. Jungle - Busy Earmin
14. Jack White - Lazaretto
15. Kate Temprst - Marshall Law
16. Shamir - I Know It's A Good Thing
17. Iceage - The Lords Favourite
18. Aphex Twin - Mini Pops 67
19. Alvvays - Archie Marry Me
20. Honyblood - Super Rat
21. Jamie T - Love Is Only A Heartbeat Away
22. Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes
23. Damon Albarn - The Selfish Giant
24. St Vincent - Prince Johnny
25. Warpaint - Disco//Very
26. Mat Demarco - Passing Out Pieces
27. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
28. Interpol - All The Rage Back Home
29. Slaves - Where's Your Car Debbie?
30. Perfume Genius - Queen
31. Cherry Glazerr - Had Ten Dollaz
32. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolance
33. DFA 1979 - White Is Red
34. The War On Drugs - Under The Pressure
35. Manic Street Preachers - Futureology
36. Noel Gallagher - In The Heat Of The Moment
37. Sharon Van Etten - Every Time The Sun Comes Up
38. Morrissey - Kiss Me A Lot
39. Protomartyr - Scum Rise
40. Sleater-Kinney - Bury Our Friends
41. La Roux - Uptight Downtown
42. Ex Hex - Hot And Cold
43. Sbtrkt - New Dorp New York
44. Juice - Call You Out
45. Sun Kill Moon - Ben's My Friend
46. Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me
47. Gruff Rhys - American Interior
48. Arial Pink - Put Your Number On My Phone
49. David Bowie - Sue (Or Season Of Crime)
50. Alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine


Tracks Of The Week 2014

• Wild Beasts - Wanderlust
• Bombay Bicycle Club - Luna
• Mac DeMarco - Passing Out Pieces
• Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
• Klaxons - There Is No Other Time
• Radkey - Feed My Brain
• Brody Doyle - Meet The Foetus/Oh Joy
• The Horrors - I See You
• Sharon Van Etten - Taking Chances
• Lykke Li - Love Me Like I'm Not Made Of Stone
• Tune-Yards - Water Fountain
• Peace - World Pleasure
• Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
• Jack White - High Ball Stepper
• Baby Strange - Distance Yourself
• Kasabian - Eez-Eh
• FKA Twigs - Give Up
• Public Access TV - Middle Child
• La Roux - Let Me Down Gently
• Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business
• White Lung - Face Down
• Merchandise - Little Killer
• Real Lies - North Circulal
• Fat White Family - These Hands
• Josh Homme - Villains Of Circumstance
• Grimes - Go
• The Vines - Out The Loop
• Interpol - All The Rage Back Home
• Jamie T - Don't You Find
• Foxygen - How Can You Really
• Karen O - Rapt
• Merchandise - Green Lady
• Alt-J - Every Other Freckle
• Peaking Lights - Breakdown
• Julian Casablancas + Voidz - Human Sadness
• TV On The Radio - Happy Idiot
• Deers - Castigadas En El Granero
• Telegram - Regatta
• Kendrick Lamar - i
• Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
• Foo Fighters - Someting For Nothing
• Sleater-Kinney - Bury Old Friends
• Mini Mansions - Vertigo (Reat. Alex Turner)
• The Districts - 4th And Roebling
• Mark Ronson - Daffodills
• Peace - Gen Strange
• St Vincent - Pieta
• Dave Grohn - Hooker On The Street
• The Districts - Father Christmas

NME Awards 2015

Best New Band - Royal Blood
Best Live Band - Royal Blood
Best Album - Kasabian 48:13
Best British Band - Kasabian
Best Track - Zombie - Jamie T
Best Video - Zombie - Jamie T
Best Solo Artist - Jake Bugg
Godlike Genius - Suede
Best Re Issue - Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible