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NME End Of Year Lists 2015


Albums





1. Grimes - Art Angels
2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
3. Jamie XX - In Colour
4. Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
5. Tame Impala - Currents
6. Chvrches - Every Open Eye
7. Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
8. Foals - What Went Down
9. The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It
10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
11. Kurt Vile - B'live I'm Goin' Down
12. A$Ap Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$Ap
13. Sleater-Kinny - No Cities To Love
14. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
15. Blur - The Magic Whip
16. Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
17. Joanna Newsom - Divers
18. Swim Deep - Mothers
19. The Weekend - Beauty Behind The Madness
20. Us Girls - Half Free
21. Shamir - Ratchet
22. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
23. Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
24. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
25. Bjork - Vulnicura
26. Holly Herndon - Platform
27. Mac Demarco - Another One
28. Laura Marling - Short Movie
29. The Libertines - Anthems For A Doomed Youth
30. Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap
31. Slaves - Are You Satisfied?
32. Charli Xcx - Sucker
33. La Priest - Inji
34. Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again
35. Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams
36. Carly Rea Jepson - Emotion
37. Future - Ds2
38. Drenge - Undertow
39. Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too
40. Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
41. Muse - Drones
42. Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz
43. Sleaford Mods - Key Markets
44. Young Thug - Barter 6
45. The Cribs - For All My Sisters
46. Viet Cong - Viet Cong
47. Bill Ryder Jones - West Kirby County Primary
48. New Order - Music Complete
49. Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Sprit
50. Ryan Adams - 1989


Tracks Of 2015

1. Skepta - Shutdown
2. The Weekend - Can't Feel My Face
3. Justin 'Fukin' Bieber - What Do You Mean
4. Foals - What Went Down
5. The 1975 - Love Me
6. Grimes - Kill V. Maim
7. Jamie XX - I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)
8. Drake - Hotline Bling
9. Kendrick Lamar - Kinda Kunta
10. Swim Deep - Fueiho Boogie
11. Talor Swift - Bad Blood
12. The Maccabees - Marks To Proove It
13. Jack U - Where Are U Now
14. Kanye West - All Day
15. Sheer Mag - Fan The Flames
16. Jamie XX - Loud Places
17. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Can't Keep Checking My Phone
18. Foals - Mountain At My Gates
19. Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime
20. Stormzy - Know Me From


Tracks Of The Week 2015

• Laura Marling - Short Movie
• Yak - Hungry Heart
• The Cribs - An Ivory Hand
• Drenge - We Can All Do What We Want
• East India Youth - Carousel
• Slaves - Feed On The Mantaray
• Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man
• Blur - Go Out
• Kanye West - All Day
• M83 & Haim - Holes In The Sky
• Tame Impala - Let It Happen
• The Vaccines - Dream Lover
• The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It
• Yak - Smile
• Tame Impala - Cause I'm A Man
• Crystal Castles - Frail
• Swim Deep - One Great Song & I Could Change The World
• The Big Moon - Sucker
• Foxygen - 24-Hour Lover Man
• Sunflower Bean - I Hear Voices
• The Summer Moon - Happenin' (Blue Room Remix)
• Foals - What Went Down
• Beck - Dreams
• Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique - Love Ist Free
• The Libertines - Gunga Din
• Blur - Y'All Doomed
• Foals - Mountain At My Gate

At This Point (29th July 2015) NME Stopped News stand publication.
Rest of list taken from NME.com where the feature continued...

• De Lux - Oh Man The Future
• Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Andrew Wyatt and Kirin J Callinan – I Sat By The Ocean
• Lana Del Rey – High By The Beach
• Deerhunter - Snakeskin
• Sexwitch - Helelyos
• Royal Blood - Hook, Line And Sinker
• Gerard Way - Pinkish

....By the time NME returned to a giveaway print edition in September 2015, the magazine had changed from the IndieRock/Pop bible to a main stream pop Smash Hits style comic with more editorial dedicated to Film, TV & Games rather than music. The Tracks Of The Week feature descended into a 'Best for hip shaking' 'Best for slamming doors too' reviewing the likes of Justin Bieber & The Vamps. Hence, no longer relevant to these pages...so long NME.