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›› NME Writers Top 50 albums of 60’s, 70's & 80's.
›› NME Writers All time top 100 - 1974.
›› NME Writers All time top 100 Singles - 1976
›› NME Readers All time top 100 singles - 1976
›› NME Writers All time 100 LP’s - 1985
›› NME Writers All time top 150 singles - 1987
›› NME Readers All time top 100 albums - 1988
›› Debut & Doubles - The best and worst debut (1992) and double albums ever. (1991)
›› 40 Records That Captured the Moment - 40th Anniversary issue 9th May 1992
›› NME 100 Best independent singles ever from 1992.
›› NME Writers all time 100 best albums - 1993
›› NME Best Soundtrack albums of all time - 1995
›› The NME 100: How Rock Shook The World… - 1999 
›› Readers & Writers Choice For The Most Heartbreak Albums Of All Time 2000
›› NME 50 Greatest Artists of all time - 2002 - 50th Anniversary issue
›› NME’s 100 Greatest Singles Of All Time - 2002
›› NME 100 best albums 2003
›› NME 10 Great Live Albums - 2003
›› NME’s 100 Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Films - 2003
›› 117 Songs to soundtrack your summer - 2003
›› NME' 50 Greatest Cover Versions Of All  Time - 2005
›› 100 Greatest British Albums Of All Time - 2006
›› Radiohead - The National Anthems 2006
›› The Greatest Tracks Of The Decade (1996 – 2006)
›› NME Classic Albums & Singles - 2006 - 07
›› NME- The Greatest Indie Anthems Ever - 2007
›› NME Hall Of Fame - 2007
›› NME Albums Of The Year...So Far - July 2010
›› NME 50 Greatest Debut Albums - Nov 2010
›› John Lennon - 20 Most Underrated Tracks
›› NME 100 Greatest Albums You've Never Herd
›› NME 50 Darkest Albums Of All Time - 2011
›› NME 50 Greatest Live Albums - 2011
›› NME/Uncut 501 Lost Songs - 2011
›› NME.COM 150 Best Tracks Of Last 15 Years - 2011
›› NME 100 Greatest Albums You've Never herd...Pt 2 - 2012
›› NME - 60 Years Of NME: Best Of The Decades
›› 100 Greatest Songs Of NME's Lifetime - 2012
›› Readers Top Songs Of NME's Lifetime - 2012
›› 60 Most Important Albums Of NME's Lifetime - 2012
›› NME Greatest No 1 Singles In History - 2013
›› NME - 50 Albums That Built Punk - 2013
›› NME - 100 Greatest Britpop Songs - 2013
›› NME The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time - 2013
›› NME 60 Greatest Soundtrack Albums - 2014
›› NME - The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time - 2014





NME Albums 1974

Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic


1. Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - Rolling Stones
3. Before The Flood - Bob Dylan
4. 461 Ocean Boulevard - Eric Clapton
5. Todd - Todd Rundgren
6. On The Beach - Neil Young
7. Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt
8. Fulfillingness First Finale - Stevie Wonder
9. Country Life - Roxy Music
10. Average White Band - Average White Band
11. Future Days - Can
12. Smiler - Rod Stewart
13. Secret Treaties - Blue Oyster Cult
14. Maria Muldaur - Maria Muldaur
15. Another Saturday Night - Various
16. Sold American - Kinky Friedman
17. On The Border - Eagles
18. Court And Spark - Joni Mitchell
19. Odds And Sods - The Who
20. Kimono My House - Sparks
21. Okie - J.J. Cale
22. Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons
23. Radio City - Big Star
24. Mysterious Traveller - Weather Report
== Sheer Heart Attack - Queen
== Big Fun - Miles Davis
27. Rock 'n' Roll Animal - Lou Reed
28. Deal Gone Down - Michael Chapman
== I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight - Richard And Linda Thompson
== It's Too Late To Stop Now - Van Morrison
31. Teasin' - Cornel Dupree
== Close Up The Honky Tonks - Flying Burrito Brothers
33. Feats Don't Fail Me Now - Little Feat
== Veedon Fleece - Van Morrison
35. Paradise And Lunch - Ry Cooder
== Dreamer - Bobby Bland
37. In Concert - Beach Boys
== Fear - John Cale
== For Everyman - Jackson Browne
== His California Album - Bobby Bland
41. Limited Edition - Can
42. The Psychomodo - Cockney Rebel
== Good For You Too - Toni Brown
== Live - Marvin Gaye
45. Live From Deep In The Heart Of Texas - Commander Cody
46. All American Boy - Rick Derringer
== Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash - Mike Nesmith
== Streetwalkers - Chapman-Whitney
== Keep On Smilin' - Wet Willie
== Planet Waves - Bob Dylan
51. Anthology - Marvin Gaye
52. Soon Over Babaluma - Can
== Spyglass - Greenslade
54. Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley - Robert Palmer
55. Propaganda - Sparks
56. The Shipbuilder - Bob Pegg & Nick Strutt
== Learn To Love It - Jesse Winchester
== Guitar Solos - Fred Frith
59. Angel's Egg - Gong
== Good Old Boys - Randy Newman


NME Singles 1974


No listing, but some writers mentioned a few:

Spinnin' And Spinnin' - Syreeta
Until You Come Back To Me - Aretha Franklin
How Long - Ace
Promised Land - Johnnie Allen
Central Park Arrest - Thunderthigh
I Know What I Like - Genesis
I'm A Believer - Robert Wyatt
Pinball - Brian Protheroe
Everything I Own - - Ken Boothe
Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
It's Better To Have - Don Covay
Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
After The Show - Kevin Ayers
I've Been Born Again - Johnnie Taylor