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Critic And Reader Lists

›› NME Writers Tracks Of The Decade (2000-2009)
›› NME Writers Top 100 Albums Of The Deacde (2000-2009)

›› 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 1976

Dylan - Desire


1. Desire - Bob Dylan
2. Station To Station - David Bowie
3. Stupidity - Dr. Feelgood
4. Heat Treatment - Graham Parker
5. The Ramones - The Ramones
6. Agents Of Fortune - Blue Oyster Cult
7. Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Kate & Anna McGarrigle
8. The Pretender - Jackson Browne
9. Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading
10. Cry Tough - Nils Lofgren
11. Elite Hotel - Emmylou Harris
12. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
13. The Royal Scam - Steely Dan
14. Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller
15. Chicken Skin Music - Ry Cooder
16. Rastaman Vibration - Bob Marley
17. Hejira - Joni Mitchell
18. Man In The Hills - Burning Spear
19. Stretchin' Out - Bootsy's Rubber Band
20. Hard Rain - Bob Dylan
21. Faithful - Todd Rundgren
22. Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows - Neil Ardley
23. War In A Babylon - Max Romeo
24. Old No. 1 - Guy Clark

Also Recommended:

Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder
Home Of The Hits - The Modern Lovers
Johnny The Fox - Thin Lizzy
You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind - Joe Walsh
A New World Record - E.L.O.
Kingfish - Kingfish
Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon
Resolution - Andy Pratt
Howlin' Wind - Graham Parker
Those Southern Knights - The Crusaders


NME Singles - 1976

1. The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
2. Live At The Marquee (EP) - Eddie & The Hot Rods
3. Anarchy In The U.K. - Sex Pistols
4. Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
5. So It Goes - Nick Lowe
6. Police And Thieves - Junior Murvin
7. Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
8. Love And Affection - Joan Armatrading
9. I'll Be Good To You - Brothers Johnson
10. Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
11. War In A Babylon - Max Romeo
12. Take The Money And Run - Steve Miller
13. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
14. Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
15. Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry
16. Little Johnny Jewel - Television
17. I Want More - Can
18. Shake Some Action - Flamin' Groovies
19. Roast Fish And Corn Bread - Lee Perry
20. Boogie On The Street - Lew Lewis