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›› NME  30 Killer B-Side & Raraties Albums - 2014
›› NME Bowie: His Real Greatest Hits - 2014





NME Albums Of 2003

Elephant

1. The White Stripes – Elephant
2. The Rapture – Echoes
3. The Strokes – Room On Fire
4. Elbow – Cast Of Thousands
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell
6. Rufus Wainwright – Want One
7. Kings Of Leon – Youth & Young Manhood
8. Outkast – Spekerboxxx/The Love Below
9. Radiohead – Hail To The Thief
10. My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves
11. Evan Dando – Baby I’m Bored
12. The Coral – Magic And Medicine
13. Spritualized – Amazing Grace
14. The Distillers – Coral Fang
15. Hot Hot Heat – Make Up The Breakdown
16. Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner
17. Funereal For A Friend – Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation
18. The Sleepy Jackson – Lovers
19. Muse – Absolution
20. Jet - Get Born
21. Blur – Think Tank
22. The Hidden Cameras – The Smell Of Our Own
23. The Cooper Temple Clause – Kick Up The Fire, And Let The Flames Break Loose
24. Four Tet – Rounds
25. The Darkness – Permission To Land
26. The Kills – Keep On Your Mean Side
27. Super Furry Animals – Phantom Power
28. The Mars Volta – De-Loused In The Comatorium
29. Peaches – Fatherfucker
30. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Take Them On, On Your Own
31. 50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Trying
32. The Thrills – So Much For The City
33. Mogwai – Happy Songs For Happy People
34. Jay-Z – The Black Album
35. Nick Cave – Nocturama
36. British Sea Power – The Decline Of British Sea Power
37. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Master And Everyone
38. 22-20’s – 05/03
39. Patrick Wolf – Lycanthropy
40. Devendra Banheart – Oh Me Oh My..The Way The Day Goes By The Sun Is Setting….
41. Soledad Brothers – Voice Of Treason
42. Stellastarr* - Stellerstar*
43. Ten Grand – This Is The Way To Rule
44. Basement Jaxx – Kish Kash
45. Cat Power – You Are Free
46. The Ravonettes – Chain Gang Of Love
47. Canyon – Empty Rooms
48. Jane’s Addiction – Strays
49. The Duke Sprit – Roll, Sprit, Roll
50. Starsailor – Starsailor


Reissues Of The Year

1. Television – Marquee Moon
2. Neil Young – On The Beach
3. Jeff Buckley – Live At Sin-E
4. Gene Clarke – No Other
5. The Beatles – Let It Be…Naked

Compilations

1. Johnny Cash – Unearthed
2. Various – Channel 2
3. Various – Sex: Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die
4. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Let’s Make This Precious
5. Various – Sympathetic Sound Of London

NME Singles 2003

1. Beyonce – Crazy In Love
2. The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
3. Outkast – Hey Ya!
4. The Libertines – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
5. Franz Ferdinand – Darts Of Pleasure
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
7. The Rapture – House Of Jealous Lovers
8. The Strokes – 12:51
9. Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage
10. The Coral – Pass It On
11. 50 Cent – In Da Club
12. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River
13. Hot Hot Heat – Bandages
14. Panjabi Mc – Mundian To Bach Ke
15. The Ravonettes – That Great Love Sound
16. Blur – Out Of Time
17. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
18. Interpol – Say Hello To The Angles/Nyc
19. Tatu – All The Things She Said
20. Super Furry Animals - Golden Retriever
21. !!! – Me And Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard: A True Story
22. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Psychosis Safari
23. The Libertines – Time For Heroes
24. Coldplay – Clocks
25. Kings Of Leon – What I Saw Ep
26. Girls Aloud – No Good Advice
27. The Cooper Temple Clause – Promises Promises
28. Elliott Smith – Pretty [Ugly Before]
29. The Sleepy Jackson – Good Dancers
30. 22-20’s – Such A Fool
31. Richard X Feat. Kelis – Finest Dreams
32. Johnny Cash – Hurt
33. The Datsund – Harmonic Generator
34. Queens Of The Stoneage – Go With The Flow
35. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date With The Night
36. Kings Of Leon – Holy Roller Novercaine Ep
37. The Hidden Cameras – Ban Marriage
38. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
39. Jane’s Addiction – Just Because
40. Muse – Stockholm Syndicate
41. Sean Paul – Like Glue
42. The Cooper Temple Clause – Blind Pilots
43. Queens Of The Stoneage – First It Giveth
44. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Stop
45. Are Weapons – Hey World
46. The Coral – Don’t Think You’re The First
47. Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl
48. Hope Of The States – Black Doller Bills
49. Wayne Wonder – No Letting Go
50. Ambershades – Clap Clap Clap

NME Singles Of The Week 2003

• Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
• The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Psychosis Safari
• Jay-Z -'03 Bonny & Clyde
• The Warlocks - Hurricane Heart Attack
• The Datsuns - Harmonic Generator
• Polyphonic Spree - Light & Day
• The Hiss - Triumph
• Junior Sensor - Move Your Feet
• The Coral - Don't Think You're The First
• 50 Cent - In Da Club
• Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag
• Hot Hot Heat - Bandages
• Mew - Comforting Sounds
• The Faint - Agenda Suicide
• Blur - Out Of Time
• The White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
• Interpol - Say Hello To The Angels/Nyc
• The Dandy Warhols - We Used To Be Friends
• 22-20s - Such A Fool
• Stellastarr* - Somewhere Across Forever
• Are Weapons - Hey World
• Kinks Of Leon - What I Saw Ep
• The Thrills - Big Sur
• Colder - Shiny Star/The Slow Descent
• Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Pin
• 50 Cent - 21 Questions
• Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z - Crazy In Love
• Burning Brides - Arctic Snow
• Thrice/Thursday - Under A Killing Moon/For The Workforce, Drowning
• Hot Hot Heat - No Not Now
• The Ravonettes - That Great Love Sound
• Razorlight - Rock 'N' Roll Lies
• The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun
• Grafiti - What Is The Problem?
• Trash Money - You Lied Satan
• Franz Ferdinhand - Darts Of Pleasure
• Stellastar* - Jenny
• Outkast - Ghetto Music
• Chicks On Speed - We Don't Play Guitars
• The Strokes - 12:15
• 50 Cent - Pimp
• Chingy - Right Thurr
• Eastern Lane - Feed Your Addiction
• Desert Sessions - Crawl Home
• Outkast - Hey Ya!
• My Red Cell - My Red Cell Ep
• The Rapture - Sister Saviour
• The Ravonettes - Heartbreak Stroll/The Christmas Song
• Selfish Cunts - Britain Is Shit/Fuck The Poor
• The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)


NME Pop Poll Results 2003

Album

• Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
• Muse - Absolution
• The White Stripes - Elephant
• The Strokes - Room On Fire
• Kings Of Leon - Youth And Young Manhood

Single

• White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
• Outkast - Hey Ya!
• The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun
• Radiohead - There There
• The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love

Best Band - International

• Kings Of Leon
• The White Stripes
• The Strokes
• Foo Fighters
• Queens Of The Stoneage

British Band

• The Libertines
• Radiohead
• Muse
• Coldplay
• The Darkness

Best New Band

• Kings Of Leon
• Franz Ferdinand
• The Thrills
• Jet
• Funeral For A Friend

Solo Artist

• Ryan Adams
• Damien Rice
• Justin Timberlake
• Har Mar Superstar
• Pink

Live Act

• Queens Of The Stoneage
• Muse
• Radiohead
• The Darkness
• The Libertines