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Critic And Reader Lists

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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





1983 NME Albums

Elvis - Punch The Clock


1. Punch The Clock - Elvis Costello
2. Swordfishtrombones - Tom Waits
3. Life's A Riot With Spy Vs Spy - Billy Bragg
4. The Art Of Falling Apart - Soft Cell
5. Thriller - Michael Jackson
6. You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess - Yellow
7. Colour By Numbers - Culture Club
8. Think Of One - Wynton Marsalis
9. Duck Rock - Malcolm Mclaren
10. Synchro System - King Sunny Ade
11. The Crackdown - Cabaret Voltaire
12. High Land Hard Rain - Aztec Camera
13. Let's Dance - David Bowie
14. One From The Heart - Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle
15. Cold-Blooded - Rick James
16. Power Corruption & Lies - New Order
17. Subterranean Jungle - The Remones
18. Trouble In Paradise - Randy Newman
19. Classified - James Booker
20. Alive She Cried - The Doors
21. Choc Choc Choc - Franco & Rocherau
22. Touch - Eurythmics
23. Ballad Of The Fallen - Charlie Haden
24. Blow The House Down - Junior Walker
25. Soul Mining - The The
26. Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This - Eurythmics
27. Zeichnung Des Patienten O.T. - Einsurzende Neubaten
28. 1999 - Prince
29. Synchronicity - The Police
30. Blues & Jazz - Bb King
31. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart - Van Morrison
32. Porcupine -Echo And The Bunnymen
33. Murmur - R.E.M
34. Babes In Arms - Mc5
35. Waiting - Fun Boy Three
36. Born To Laugh At Tornadoes - Was (Not Was)
37. Legendary Hearts - Lou Reed
38. Before Hollywood - Go Betweens
39. Whammy! - B62s
40. Burlap And Satin - Dolly Parton
41. From Gardens Where We Feel Secure - Virginia Astley
42. Lazy Ways - Marine Girls
43. The Photographer - Philip Glass
44. Priestess - Gill Evans
45. Stonekiller - Prince Charles And The City Beat Band
46. Live In An American Time Spiral - George Russel Ny Big Band
47. You And Me Both - Yazzoo
48. Future Shock - Herbie Hancock
49. Tell Mr Bland - Bobby Bland
50. Rock For Light - Bad Brains

Bubbling Under


• The Crossing - Big Country
• Proof Through The Night - T Bone Burnett
• Field Day - Marshall Crenshaw
• Milo Goes To College - Descendents
• Construction Time Again - Depeche Mode
• Portrait - Gwen Guthrie
• Iyole - Kanda Bango Man
• Visions - Gladys Knight And The Pips
• Come 0n Let's Party - Lanler And Co.
• I Can Make It Happen - Michael Lovesmlth
• Confrontation - Bob Marley And The Wallers
• Engine Shudder - The Moodlsts
• River Of Desire - Orson Family
• Where Ls The Pleasure - Poison Girls
• Everywhere At Once - Plimsouls
• A Fireside Chat With Lucifer - Sun Ra
• Attitude - Rip Rig And Panic
• Merry Christmas Mr, Lawrence - Ryulchl Sakamoto
• Hearts And Bones - Paul Simon
• White Heat - Dusty Springfleld
• You Broke My Heart In 17 Places - Tracey Ullman
• Saturn Strip - Alan Vega
• Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
• The Young Lions - The Young Lions
• Zungguzungguguzungguzeng - Yellowman

NME Singles 1993

1. Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
2. Bring It On - James Brown
3. Pills & Soap - The Imposter
4. Bad Seed - The Birthday Party
5. Blue Monday - New Order
6. Lean On Me - The Redskins
7. All Night Long - Lionel Richie
8. Church Of The Poison Mind - Culture Club
9. This Charming Man - The Smiths
10. Gimme All Your Lovin' - Zz Top
11. 1999 - Prince
12. Every Day I Write The Book - Elvis Costello
13. Looking For The Perfect Beat - Afrika Bambaataa
14. The Cutter - Echo And The Bunnymen
15. Jucy Fruit - M'tume
16. Hand In Glove - The Smiths
17. I Love You - Yellow
18. Who's That Girl - Eurythmics
19. Soweto - Malcolm Mclaren
20. Long Hot Summer - The Style Council
21. Let's Dance - David Bowie
22. Right By Your Side - Eurythmics
23. Wherever I Lay My Hat - Paul Young
24. Men Like Monkeys - Three Johns
25. I'm Still Standing - Elton John
26. Synchro System - King Sunny Ade
27. Every Breath You Take - The Police
28. Wanna Be Startin' Something - Michael Jackson
29. Bad Day - Carmel
30. Oblivious - Aztec Camera
31. Go Deh Yaka - Monyaka
32. Cold Steel Gang - High Five
33. Tour De France - Kraftwerk
34. One More Shot - C Bank
35. It's Raining Men - Weather Girls
36. Mutiny - Birthday Party
37. Between The Sheets - Lsley Brothers
38. Little Red Corvette - Prince
39. Money Go Round - Style Council
40. You Brought The Sunshine - Clark Sisters
41. Lost Again - Yello
42. Dark Is The Night - Shakatak
43. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
44. Hot Hot Hot - Arrow
45. Never Stop - Echo And The Bunnymen
46. Alice - Sisters Of Mercy
47. New Year's Day - U2
48. Everything Counts - Depeche Mode
49. Racist Friend - Special Aka
50. This Is Not A Love Song - Pil.

Bubbling Under


• Cutty Sark - John Barry Seven
• Walkin' The Line - Brass Construction
• Revolution - Dennis Brown
• The Crown - Gary Byrd
• Time Clock Of The Heart - Culture Club
• Kicker Conspiracy/Wings - The Fall
• Man O' Sand - Go Betweens
• White Lines - Grandmaster Flash & Melee
• Rokit - Herbie Hancock
• Beat It - Michael Jackson
• Just Got Lucky - Jo Boxers
• Let's Stay Together - Bobby M & Jean Cam
• Hip Hop Be Bop - Man Parrish
• Calling Your Name - Marilyn
• Buffalo Soldiers - Bob Marley And The Wailers
• Rip It Up - Orange Juice
• Lions In My Garden - Prefab Sprout
• Revolution Times - Red London
• War Baby - Tom Robinson
• Soul Inside - Soft Cell