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›› 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
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›› The NME 100: How Rock Shook The World… - 1999 
›› Readers & Writers Choice For The Most Heartbreak Albums Of All Time 2000
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›› 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
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›› John Lennon - 20 Most Underrated Tracks
›› NME 100 Greatest Albums You've Never Herd
›› NME 50 Darkest Albums Of All Time - 2011
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›› 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  30 Killer B-Side & Raraties Albums - 2014
›› NME Bowie: His Real Greatest Hits - 2014





1984 NME Albums

Bobby Womack - The Poet 2

1. Poet 2 - Bobby Womack
2. Born In The Usa - Bruce Springsteen
3. In The Studio - The Special Aka
4. Love Wars - Womack And Womack
5. Climate Of The Hunter - Scott Walker
6. Brewing Up With.. - Billy Bragg
7. The Reckoning - Rem
8. Purple Rain - Prince
9. The Smiths - The Smiths
10. The Magazine - Rickie Lee Jones
11. Spring Hill Fair - The Go Betweens
12. Goodbye Cruel World - Elvis Costello
13. Keep Moving - Madness
14. Wonderful & Frightening World Of.. - The Fall
15. Cafe Bleu - The Style Council
16. Making History - Linton Kwesi Johnson
17. Immigres - Youssou Ndour
18. Cover - Tom Verlane
19. Jonathan Sings - Jonathan Richman
20. Eden - Everything But The Girl
21. Rattlesnakes - Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
22. A Bunch Of Foulness In The Pit - Holger Hiller
23. Hatful Of Hollow - The Smiths
24. Texas Fever - Orange Juice
25. Swoon - Prefab Sprout
26. Change Of Heart - Change
27. Red Roses For Me - The Pogues
28. A Walk Across The Rooftops - The Blue Nile
29. From Her To Eternity - Nick Cave
30. Hole - Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
31. Neville-Ization - Neville Brothers
32. Ocean Rain - Echo And The Bunnymen
33. Mister Heartbreak - Laurie Anderson
34. Atom Drum Bop - The Three Johns
35. The Unforgettable Fire - U2
36. Der Orten Is Rot - Holger Czukay
37. Treasure - Cocteau Twins
38. Age Of Consent - Bronski Beat
39. Knife - Aztec Camera
40. Diamond Life - Sade
41. Brilliant Trees - David Sylvian
42. She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
43. A Pagan Place - The Waterboys
44. No Frills - The Persuasions
45. Essar - Smoky Robinson
46. Showdown Vol 2 - Frankie Paul & Sugar Minot
47. Historic Concerts - Cecil Taylor/Max Roach
48. Let The Music Play - Shannon
49. Mirror Moves - Psychedelic Furs
50. Sisters - The Bluebells

NME Singles 1984

1. Love Wars - Womack And Womack
2. I Wanna Be Loved - Elvis Costello
3. Free Nelson Mandella - Special Aka
4. Don't Look Any Further - Dennis Edwards
5. Slippery People - Staple Singers
6. Yah Mo Be There - James Ingram
7. What Difference Does It Make - The Smiths
8. Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
9. When Doves Cry - Prince
10. Jump - Van Halen
11. I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
12. No Sell Out/Malcolm X - Malcolm X
13. Hey Dj - World's Famous Supreme Team
14. War Is In The Dance - Frankie Paul
15. And I Don't Love You - Smoky Robinson
16. Love Has Finally Come At Last - Bobby Womack/Patti Labelle
17. Bachelor Kisses - The Go Betweens
18. Keep On Keeping On - The Redskins
19. Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
20. We Need Money - Chuck Brown
21. You're The Best Thing - Style Council
22. Venceremos (We Will Win) - Working Week
23. Taxi - J Blackfoot
24. Madam Butterfly - Malcolm Mclaren
25. Track Three - Scott Walker
26. What Presence? - Orange Juice
27. Tinsel Town In The Rain - The Blue Nile
28. Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cindy Lauper
29. Calamity Crush - Foetus Art Terrorism
30. Small-Town Boy - Bronski Beat
31. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend - The Special Aka
32. In The Ghetto - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
33. Dark Streets Of London - The Pogues
34. Sensoria - Cabaret Voltaire
35. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
36. Don't Go Lose It Baby - Hugh Masekela
37. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
38. Peace In Our Time - The Imposter
39. It's A Man's Man's Man's World - The Residents
40. Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
41. Ain't Nobody - Rufus & Chuka Khan
42. I Bloodbrother Be - Shock Headed Peters
43. Do The Square Thing - The Three Johns
44. The Big Music - The Waterboys
45. The Killing Moon - Echo And The Bunnymen
46. Michael Caine - Madness
47. Abele Dance - Manu Dibango
48. Honey At The Core - Friends Again
49. Each And Every One - Everything But The Girl
50. Out Of The Flesh - Chakk

New Musical Express Compiled Other Lists This Year Including :

• Compilation Albums
• Video
• Re-Issues
• Reggae 45's
• Reggae Albums
• African Albums
• Us Black 45's
• Us Black Albums
• Country Albums
• Hardcore Albums
• Jazz & Improvised Albums