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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
›› NME 50 Greatest Artists of all time - 2002 - 50th Anniversary issue
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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
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›› NME/Uncut 501 Lost Songs - 2011
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›› 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
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›› 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





1987 NME Albums

Public Enamy


1. Yo Bum Rush The Show - Public Enemy
2. Sign 'O' The Times - Prince
3. Strangeways Here We Come - The Smiths
4. Sister - Sonic Youth
5. Frank's Wild Years - Tom Waits
6. The Joshua Tree - U2
7. Criminal Mind - Scott La Rock
8. Paid In Full - Eric B & Rakim
9. The People Who Grinned Themselves.. - The Housemartins
10. Actually - The Pet Shop Boys
11. In My Tribe - 10,000 Maniacs
12. Songs About Fucking - Big Black
13. This Is The Story - The Proclaimers
14. George Best - The Wedding Present
15. Darklands - The Jesus & Mary Chain
16. Licensed To Ill - Beastie Boys
17. Document - R.E.M.
18. Hot, Cool & Vicious - Salt 'N' Pepper
19. Children Of God - Swans
20. Saturday Night - Schoolly D
21. Hearsay - Alexander O' Neal
22. Bigger And Deffer - Ll Cool J
23. Soro - Salif Keita
24. Babble - That Petrol Emotion
25. Rhythm Killers - Sly & Robbie
26. Mother Juno - The Gun Club
27. Voice Of Reason - The Sect
28. Mainstream - Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
29. Warehouse: Songs And Stories - Husker Du
30. Locust Abortion Technician - Butthole Surfers
31. Kool And Deadly - Just Ice
32. Paul Johnson - Paul Johnson
33. In All Languages - Ornette Coleman
34. Time Boom X Be Devil Dead - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
35. St Julian - Julian Cope
36. Up For A Bit - The Pastels
37. Tacky Souvenirs Of Pre-Revolutionary America - Culturcide
38. Ragin’ Full On - Firehose
39. The Poison Boyfriend - Momus
40. Qareeb - Najma
41. Calenture - The Triffids
42. No More Cocoons - Jello Biafra
43. Wicked Women, Wicked Men & Wicket Keepers - Blyth Power
44. An Attitude Hits - Dan
45. Good Music - Joan Jett
46. Famous Blue Raincoat - Jennifer Warnes
47. Crooked Mile - Microdisney
48. Pleased To Meet Me - The Replacements
49. Box Frenzy - Pop Will Eat Itself
50. The Girl Who Runs The Beat Hotel - Biff Bang Pow!
51. Rooms Of The Magnificent - Ed Keupper
52. Sentimental Hygiene - Warren Zevon
53. Babylon And On - Squeeze
54. Tunnel Of Love - Bruce Springsteen
55. Trouble Over Here, Trouble Over There - Trouble Funk
56. Foxheads Stalk This Land - Close Lobsters
57. Tallulah - Go-Betweens
58. Heaven’s End - Loop
59. You’re Living All Over Me - Dinosaur Jr.
60. Squirrel & G-Man, Etc. - Happy Mondays

NME Singles 1987

1. Sign 'O' The Times - Prince
2. Paid In Full - Eric B & Rakim
3. Big Decision - That Petrol Emotion
4. Rebel Without A Pause - Public Enemy
5. Pump Up The Volume - M/A/R/R/S
6. I Know You Got Soul - Eric B & Rakim
7. Hit The North - The Fall
8. Birthday - The Sugercubes
9. True Faith - New Order
10. Females - Cookie Crew
11. Girlfriend In A Coma - The Smiths
12. Hey Love - King Sun D Moet
13. Rent - Pet Shop Boys
14. Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys
15. If I Was Your Girlfriend - Prince
16. Get Down - Derek B
17. Fairy Tale Of New York - The Pogues
18. Boops(Here To Go) - Sly And Robbie
19. Birth School Work Death - The Godfathers
20. He's A Whore/The Model - Big Black
21. The Albums Of Jack - The Bachelor Pad
22. First We Take Manhattan - Jennifer Warnes
23. This Brutal House - Nitro Deluxe
24. April Skies - The Jesus And Mary Chain
25. You're Gonna Get Yours - Public Enemy
26. Someday - Ce Ce Rogers
27. My Favourite Dress - The Wedding Present
28. Saturday Night - Schoolly D
29. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
30. It's A Sin - Pet Shop Boys
31. Alex Chilton - The Replacements
32. The Godfather - Spoonie Gee
33. New Mind - Swans
34. Downtown - Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu
35. I Am The Law - Anthrax
36. Beaver Patrol - Pop Will Eat Itself
37. Letter From America - The Proclaimers
38. All You Need Is Love - Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu
39. There’s A Ghost In My House - The Fall
40. It’s Not Heaven - Blind Mice
41. Beats And Pieces - Cold Cut
42. Rock Da House - Cookie Crew
43. What Have I Done To Deserve This - Pet Shop Boys
44. There Ain’t Nothin’ Like Shaggin’ - The Tams
45. Chasin A Dream - Tashan
46. Indians - Anthrax
47. Lolita - Ar Kane
48. What’s My Scene? - The Hoodoo Gurus
49. La Isla Bonita - Madonna
50. The Kray Twins - Renegade Sound Wave
51. Brilliant Disguise - Bruce Springsteen
52. Sho’ You Right - Barry White
53. Jump Start - Natalie Cole
54. Mary’s Prayer - Danny Wilson
55. Shoplifters Of The World Unite - The Smiths
56. Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Noise - Age Of Chance
57. Walk Away - Surf Drums
58. Build - The Housemartins
59. Touch Of Grey - The Grateful Dead
60. If You Let Me Stay - Terence Trent D’arby