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Albums Of The Year And
End Of Year Critic Lists

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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





1995 NME Albums

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs


1. Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
2. Psychocandy - The Jesus And Mary Chain
3. Vu - The Velvet Underground
4. Steve Mcqueen - Prefab Sprout
5. Mad Not Mad - Madness
6. This Nations Saving Grace - The Fall
7. Live At The Harlem Club - Sam Cooke
8. So Many Rivers - Bobby Womack
9. New Day Rising - Husker Du
10. Hounds Of Love - Kate Bush
11. Meat Is Murder - The Smiths
12. Centerfield - John Fogerty
13. Don't Stand Me Down - Dexys Midnight Runners
14. Black Codes - Wynton Marsalis
15. Intimate Storm - Shirley Brown
16. Up To The Sun - Meat Puppets
17. Bad Moon Rising - Sonic Youth
18. Rum, Sodomy & The Lash - The Pogues
19. Water Under The Bridge - Matilde Santing
20. Our Favourite Shop - The Style Council
21. Old Rotten Hat - Robert Wyatt
22. Low Life - New Order
23. Going Away - Al Green
24. Will The Wolf Survive - Los Lobos
25. There Are Eight Million Stories - The June Brides
26. Caravan Of Love - Isley, Jasper, Isley
27. Little Creatures - Talking Heads
28. A Secret Wish - Propaganda
29. Nail - Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
30. Fables Of The Reconstruction - Rem
31. Single Life - Cameo
32. Kings Of Rock - Run Dmc
33. Flip Your Wig - Husker Du
34. Radio Musc Man - Womack & Womack
35. Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega
36. Dream Of A Lifetime - Marvin Gaye
37. Escenas - Ruben Blades
38. Lost And Found - Jason And The Scorchers
39. Decode Yourself - Ronald Shannon Jackson
40. Halber Mensch - Einsturzende Neubauten
41. The Evening Visits - The Apartments
42. Boys And Girls - Bryan Ferry
43. You're Under Arrest - Miles Davis
44. Father's Lying Dead Upon The Ironing Board - Agnes Bernelle
45. Live In Stockholm - Miles Davis & John Coltrane
46. Shoulder To Shoulder - Test Department And The South Wales Miners Choir
47. Rockin And Romance - Jonathan Richman
48. Lilly Of My Valley - Ijahman Levi
49. The Clock Comes Down The Stairs - Microdisney
50. The First Born Is Dead - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

NME Singles 1985

1. Never Understand - The Jesus & Mary Chain
2. Just Like Honey - The Jesus & Mary Chain
3. Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
4. How Soon Is Now - The Smiths
5. Tupelo - Nick Cave
6. You Trip Me Up - The Jesus & Mary Chain
7. Yesterday's Men - Madness
8. Single Life - Cameo
9. A Pair Of Brown Eyes - The Pouges
10. Death Valley '69 - Sonic Youth & Lynda Lunch
11. Death Of A European - The Three Johns
12. Here I Come - Barrington Levy
13. Nightshift - The Commodores
14. Caravan Of Love - Isley, Jasper, Isley
15. Back In Stride - Maze
16. Johnny Come Home - Fine Young Cannibals
17. Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
18. Into The Groove - Madonna
19. Status Quo - Donald Banks
20. Blue - Fine Young Cannibals
21. All Fall Down - Primal Scream
22. Sho' Nuff Bumpin' - Eu
23. Makes No Scence At All - Husker Du
24. Bonzo Goes To Bitburg - Ramones
25. Jumping Into Love - Champion Doug Veitch
26. Cruiser's Creek/La - The Fall
27. Still Smokin' - Troublefunk
28. The Wind Of Change - Robert Wyatt & The Swapo Singers
29. Time After Time - Miles Davis
30. Up The Hill Down The Slope - The Loft
31. Under Me Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith
32. Born In The Usa - Bruce Springsteen
33. Lover Girl - Teena Marie
34. Let My People Go - The Winans
35. King Of Rock - Run Dmc
36. Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads
37. Motor Slug - Wiseblood
38. Let Them Eat Bogshed - Bogshed
39. Turn It Up - Conway Brothers
40. Raspberry Beret - Prince
41. Move Closer - Phyllis Nelson
42. How Will The Wolf Survive?/Don't Worry Baby - Los Lobos
43. Raping A Slave - The Swans
44. Set It Off - Strafe
45. Fields Of Glass - Thetriffids
46. Movin' 'N' Groovin' - Redds And The Boys
47. Ironmasters - Men They Couldn't Hang
48. Uncle Sam - Madness
49. Birthday Girl - Microdisney
50. Yu Gung - Einsturzende Neubauten

New Musical Express Compiled Other Lists This Year Including :

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