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1989 NME Albums

De La Soul


1. 3 Feet High & Rising - De La Soul
2. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
3. New York - Lou Reed
4. Doolittle - Pixies
5. Technique - New Order
6. Yellow Moon - Neville Brothers
7. Club Classics Vol I - Soul Ii Soul
8. Hup - The Wonder Stuff
9. Maria Mckee - Maria Mckee
10. Spike - Elvis Costello
11. Pauls Boutique - Beastie Boys
12. Paradise - Inner City
13. Avalon Sunset - Van Morrison
14. Oh Mercy - Bob Dylan
15. Automatic - The Jesus & Mary Chain
16. Raw Like Sushi - Neneh Cherry
17. The Sensual World - Kate Bush
18. Hats - The Blue Nile
19. Freedom - Neil Young
20. Straight Outta Compton - Nwa
21. Love Is Hell - Kitchens Of Distinctions
22. This Is The Day..The Hour..This Is. - Pop Will Eat Itself
23. Disintegration - The Cure
24. Mlah - Les Negresses Vertes
25. Why Should I Stand Up? - The Colour-Blind James Experience
26. Bizarro - The Wedding Present
27. Candleland - Ian Mcculloch
28. Freaky Trigger - Win
29. Workbook - Bob Mould
30. The Black Swan - The Triffids
31. The Cinderella Theory - George Clinton
32. 33 45 78 - Stereo Mc’s
33. Hunkpapa - Throwing Muses
34. Moss Side Story - Barry Adamson
35. Megatop Phoenix - Big Audio Dynamite
36. Indigo Girls - Same
37. Steel Wheels - Rolling Stones
38. Batman - Prince
39. Tranzophobia - Mega City 4
40. Don’t Stop The Night - Momus
41. The Raw And The Cooked - Fine Young Cannibals
42. Up - The Perfect Disaster
43. Don’t Tell A Soul - The Replacements
44. Results - Liza Minnelli
45. Magnum Cum Louder - The Hoodoo Gurus
46. Playing With Fire - Spacemen 3
47. Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty
48. Def Dumb And Blond - Deborah Harry
49. Hope And Despair - Edwin Collins
50. Captain Swing - Michelle Shocked

NME Singles 1989

1. She Bangs The Drums - The Stone Roses
2. Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
3. Can't Be Sure - The Sundays
4. Made Of Stone - The Stone Roses
5. Pacific State - 808 State
6. Fight The Power - Public Enemy
7. The Third Time We Opened The Capsule - Kitchens Of Distinctions
8. Back To Life - Soul Ii Soul
9. Last Of The Famous Int. Playboys - Morrissey
10. All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield
11. Round And Round - New Order
12. I Don't Know Why I Love You - The House Of Love
13. Dowutchulike - Digital Underground
14. Madchester Rave On Ep - Happy Mondays
15. Closer To Fine - Indigo Girls
16. Like A Prayer - Madonna
17. WFL - Happy Mondays
18. Keep On Movin' - Soul Ii Soul
19. Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc
20. Dont Let Me Down - The Wonderstuff
21. Orange Crush - Rem
22. Monkey Gone To Heaven - Pixies
23. Tears - Frankie Knuckles
24. Less Than Senseless - Mega City Four
25. Interesting Drug - Morrissey
26. Sleep Talk - Allyson Williams
27. Barging Into The Presence Of God - Pail Saints
28. Sit Down - James
29. Move - Inspiral Carpets
30. Tom Verlaine - The Family Cat
31. Me, Myself And I - De La Soul
32. Pure - Lightning Seeds
33. Eye Know - De La Soul
34. The Phantom - Renegade Soundwave
35. The Sensual World - Kate Bush
36. Warning - Adeva
37. All’s Well In The World - The Sandkings
38. She Drives Me Crazy - Fyc
39. Leeds Station - The Parachute Men
40. Ride On Time - Black Box
41. Getting Away With It - Electronic
42. Losing My Mind - Lisa Minelli
43. Kennedy - The Wedding Present
44. Veronica - Elvis Costello
45. Too Much Kissing - The Senseless Things
46. People Hold On - Coldcut & Lisa Stansfield
47. Blue Moon Revisited - Cowboy Junkies
48. Say No Go - De La Soul
49. Have I Told You Lately? - Van Morrison
50. Joe - Inspiral Carpets