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1996 NME Albums

Beck

1. Beck - Odelay
2. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
3. Orbital - In Sides
4. Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic
5. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
6. Screaming Trees - Dust
7. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
8. Tricky - Pre-Millennium Tension
9. Rocket From The Crypt - Scream, Draculs, Scream!
10. Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
11. The Bluetones - Expecting To Fly
12. Suede - Coming Up
13. Placebo - Placebo
14. Kula Shaker - K
15. The Boo Radleys - C'mon Kids
16. R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi Fi
17. Babybird - Ugly/Beautiful
18. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
19. The Divine Comedy - Casanova
20. Aphex Twin - Richard D James
21. Fun Lovin' Criminals - Come Find Yourself
22. Fugees - The Score
23. The Lemonheads - Car, Button, Cloth
24. Beth Orton - Trailer Park
25. Ash - 1977
26. New Kingdom - Paradise Don't Come Cheap
27. Nicolette - Let No One Live Rent Free In Your Head
28. Alex Reece - So Far
29. Ghostface Killah - Ironman
30. Gallon Drunk - In The Long Still Night
31. The Afghan Whigs - Black Love
32. Tiger - We Are Puppets
33. Plug - Drum 'N' Bass For Papa
34. Baby Fox - A Normal Family
35. Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
36. The Black Crows - Three Snakes And One Charm
37. Underworld - Second Toughest In The Infants
38. Sebadoh - Harmacy
39. Animals That Swim - I Was The King, I Relay Was The King
40. Lilys - Better Can't Make Your Life Better
41. Nas - It Was Written
42. The Olivia Tremor Control - Dusk At Cubist Castle
43. The Cardigans - The First Band On The Moon
44. John Parish/Polly Harvey - Dance Hall At Louse House
45. Red Snapper - Prince Blimey
46. Radar Brothers - Radar Brothers
47. The Future Sound Of London - Dead Cities
48. Dodgy - Free Peace Sweet
49. Urusei Yatsura - We Are Urusei Yatsura
50. Spice Girls - Spice

NME Singles 1996

1. Underworld -Born Slippy (Junior Boy's Own)
2. Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life (Epic)
3. Beck - Where It's At (Geffen)
4. The Prodigy- Firestarter (Xl)
5. Orbital - The Box (Lnternal)
6. Folk Implosion- Natural One (London)
7. Beck - Devils Haircut (Geffen)
8. Tiger - Race (Trade2)
9. 2pac - California Love (Death Row)
10. Suede - Trash (Nude)
11. The Bluetones - Slight Return (Superior Quality)
12. Super Furry Animals - The Man Don't Give A Fuck (Creation)
13. Fugees - Ready Or Not (Columbia)
14. Oasis - Don't Took Back In Anger (Creation)
15. Ash - Oh Yeah (Infectious)
16. The Charlatans - One To Another (Beggars Banquet)
17. Rocket From The Crypt - Born In '69 (Elemental)
18. Spice Girls - Wannabe (Virgin)
19. Babybird - You're Gorgeous (Echo)
20. The Lemonheads - If I Could Talk I'd Tell You (East West)
21. Rem - E-Bow The Letter (Wea)
22. Supergrass - Going Out (Parlophone)
23. The Prodigy - Breathe (Xl)
24. The Divine Comedy - The Frog Princess (Setanta)
25. Bis - The Secret Vampire Soundtrack (Chemikal Underground)
26. CJ Bolland - Sugar Is Sweeter (Internal)
27. Busta Rhymes - Woo-Hah !! (Got You All In Check) (Elektra)
28. Catatonia - You've Got A Lot To Answer For (Blanco Y Negro)
29. Nas - If I Ruled The World (Columbia)
30. Fugees - Killing Me Softly (Columbia)
31. Third Eye Foundation - Semtex (Domino)
32. The Boo Radleys - C'mon Kids (Creation}
33. Mogwai - Summer (Love Train)
34. Dose Featuring Mark E Smith - Plug Myself In (Coliseum)
35. Aphex Twin - Girl/Boy Ep (Warp)
36. The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun (Virgin)
37. Super Furry Animals - If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You (Creation)
38. The Divine Comedy - Something For The Weekend (Setanta)
39. The Lightning Seeds + Baddiel & Skinner - Three Lions (Epic)
40. Space - Female Of The Species (Gut)
41. Blackstreet - No Diggity (Mca)
42. Sebadoh - Beauty Of The Ride (Domino)
43. Sparklehorse - Someday I Will Treatyou Good (Capitol)
44. Super Furry Animals - God! Show Me Magic (Creation)
45. George Michael - Fast Love (Virgin)
46. The Cardigans - Lovefool (Polydor)
47. Kula Shaker - Tattva (Columbia)
48. DJ Shadow - Stem (Mo'wax)
49. Ash - Goldfinger (Infectious)
50. Black Grape - England's Irie (Radioactive)