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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 101 Albums To Hear Befour You Die - 2014
›› NME 50 Must Have EP's - 2014





NME Albums 1977

Bowie - Miniture  Heroes

1. Heroes - David Bowie
2. New boots & Panties - Ian Dury
3. My aim is true - Elvis Costello
4. Never Mind the Bollocks - Sex Pistols
5. Marquee Moon - Television
6. Exodus - Bob Marley & the Wailers
7. The Clash - The Clash
8. Lust for life - Iggy Pop
9. Leave Home - The Ramones
10. Rattus Norvegicus - The Stranglers
11. Rocket to Russia - The Ramones
12. Get It - Dave Edmunds
13. When two sevens clash -Culture
14. Before & after science - Brian Eno
15. In the City - The Jam
16. Little Criminals - Randy Newman
17. Talking heads '77 - Talking Heads
18. In Colour - Cheap trick
19. Blank generation - Richard Hell
20. Aja - Steely Dan
21. One World - John Martyn
22. Live! - Burnin Spear
23. Rock n' Roll with the Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
24. Spectres - Blue Oyster Cult
25. Bad reputation - Thin Lizzy
26. Pink Flag - Wire
27. Low - David Bowie
28. Blondie - Blondie
29. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
30. Hard Again - Muddy Waters

Honourable Mentions to...

Stick to me - Graham Parker & The Rumour
Out of our skulls - The Pirates
Feelin’ bitchy - Millie Jackson
Music to kill by - Afrika korps
Listen now - 801
American stars and bars - Neil young
Heavy weather - Weather report
Live at the Hollywood bowl - The Beatles
Twilley don’t mind - Dwight Twilley
Trans-Europe express - Kraftwerk
Police and thieves - Junior Murvin
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
Joe Ely - Joe Ely
Greg Kihn Again - Greg Kihn
Ahh, The name Bootsy, Baby - Bootsy’s rubber band
African dub - Joe Gibbs

NME Singles 1977

1. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
2. Watchin' The Detectives - Elvis Costello
3. Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll - Ian Dury
4. God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols
5. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - The Ramones
6. Heroes - David Bowie
7. 2 4 6 8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band
8. Waiting in Vain - Bob Marley & The Wailers
9. Do anything you wanna do - The Rods
10. Alison - Elvis Costello
11. Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman
12. Spiral scratch - The buzzcocks
13. Sweet Gene Vincent - Ian Dury
14. In the City - The Jam
15. All around the world - The Jam
16. Complete control - The Clash
17. Looking after No. One - The Boomtown rats
18. Peaches - The Stranglers
19. Oh Bondage! Up Yours - X Ray Spex
20. Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
21. Looking through Gary Gimore's eyes - The Adverts
22. More than a feeling - Boston
23. American Girl - Tom Petty
24. Short People - Randy Newman
25. Showroom Dummies - Krafwerk
26. Dirty Pictures - Radio stars
27. Orgasm Addict - The Buzcocks
28. Red Shoes - Elvis Costello
29. Sound & Vision - David Bowie
30. Jamming - Bob Marley & The Wailers

Honourable Mentions to...

Blank Generation - Richard Hell
White riot - The Clash
Do the standing still - The table
Daddy cool - Darts
Dancing in the moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Baby don’t change your mind - Gladys Knight
Whole wide world - Wreckless Eric
Psycho killer - Talking heads
Tryin’ to love two - William Bell
My baby does good sculptures - The rezillos
Prove it - Television
Cokane - Dillinger
Don’t dictate - Penetration
Lovers of today - The only ones
Love lies limp - Alternative TV
Uptown top ranking - Althea & Donna
Two headed dog - Roky Erikson
Straighten out - The Stranglers
Born for a purpose - Dr Alimantado
Ain’t gonna bump no more - Joe Tex