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NME Albums Of 2004

Franz Ferdinand

1. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
2. The Libertines – The Libertines
3. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For A Free
4. Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
5. The Futureheads – The Futureheads
6. Danger Mouse – The Greay Album
7. Kanye West – The College Dropout
8. Razorlight – Razorlight
9. The Radio Dept – Lesser Matters
10. The Dears – No Cities Left
11. Interpol – Antics
12. Morrissey – You Are The Quarry
13. The Killers – Hot Fuss
14. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus
15. Dizzie Rascal – Showtime
16. Beastie Boys – To Thr 5 Boroughs
17. TV On The Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babies
18. U2 – Ho To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
19. The Concretes – The Concretes
20. Kasabain – Kasabain
21. Keane – Hope And Fears
22. Gwen Stefani – Love Angel Music Baby
23. Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell (Pt 1 & 2)
24. Elliott Smith – From A Basement On The Hill
25. Kings Of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
26. Secret Machines – Now Here Is Nowhere
27. Mylo – Destroy Rock ‘N’ Roll
28. The Ordinary Boys – Over The Counter Culture
29. Hope Of The States – The Lost Riots
30. Dios – Dios
31. Devendra Banheart – Rejoicing In The Hands
32. Kelis – Tasty
33. Brian Wilson – Smile
34. Amplifier – Amplifier
35. Graham Coxon – Happiness In Magazines
36. The Go! Team – Thunder, Lightening, Strike
37. The Zutons – Who Killed The Zutons
38. Goldie Lookin’ Chain – Greatest Hits
39. Eminem – Encore
40. The Bees – Free The Bees
41. Mos Def – The New Danger
42. Regina Spektor – Soviet Kitsch
43. The Music – Welcome To The North
44. Wilco – A Ghost Is Born
45. Green Day – American Idiot
46. Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans
47. The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow
48. Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender
49. Selfish Cunt – No Wicked Heart Shall Prosper
50. 22-20’s – 22-20’s

Reissues

1. Manic Strre Preachers – The Holy Bible
2. The Clash – London Calling
3. Brian Eno – Before And After Science
4. Jeff Buckley – Grace
5. The Kinks – The Village Green Preservation Society
6. Weezer – Blue Album
7. Nirvana – With The Lights Out
8. Can – Monster Movie
9. The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
10. The Saints – Times Through Paradise

NME Tracks Of 2004

1. The Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now
2. Frans Ferdinand – Take Me Out
3. The Streets – Dry Your Eyes
4. J-Zee – 99 Problems
5. The Killers – Mr Brightside
6. Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama
7. Eminem – Mosh
8. Razorlight – Golden Touch
9. Britney Spears – Toxic
10. Bloc Party – Little Thoughts
11. Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
12. Graham Coxon – Freakin’ Out
13. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love
14. Johnny Boy – You Are The Generation….
15. Modest Mouse – Float On
16. Morrissey – First Of The Gang To Die
17. Interpol – Evil
18. Wolfman Ft. Pete Doherty – For Lovers
19. The Strokes – Reptile
20. Art Brut – Formed A Band
21. Kanye West – Jesus Walks
22. Snow Patrol – Run
23. Kelis – Milkshake
24. Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out
25. TV On The Radio – Staring At The Sun
26. Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
27. Belle & Sebastian – I’m A Cuckoo
28. Dizzee Rascal – Stand Up Tall
29. Kings Of Leon – The Bucket
30. The Concreats – You Can’t Hurry Love
31. The Dears – We Can’t Have It
32. Kelis – Trick Me
33. Engineers – A Given Right
34. The Killers – Somebody Told Me
35. Block Party – She’s Hearing Voices
36. The Von Bondies – C’mon C’mon
37. The Futureheads – Decent Days And Nights
38. LCD Sound System – Movement
39. Muse – Butterflies & Hurricanes
40. Block Party – Banquet
41. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – There She Goes, My Beautiful World
42. Morrissey – Irish Blood, English Heart
43. Basement Jaxx – Good Luck
44. Franz Ferdinand – Michael
45. Babyshambles – The Man Who Came To Stay
46. Dios – Starting Five
47. The Streets – Fit But You Know It
48. Pixies – Bam Thwok
49. Goldie Lookin’ Chain – Your Mothers Got A Penis
50. Delays – Long Time Coming

NME Singles/Tracks of the week 2004

• Peaches Feat. Iggy Pop - Kick It
• Franz Ferdinand - Take me out
• LCD Sound System - Yeah
• Spektrum - Kinda New (Tiefschwarz Remix)
• The Rapture - Love is all
• The Von Bondies - C'mon C'mon
• Babba Sparxxx - Delevrance
• Eastern Lane - Saffon
• No Doubt - Bathwater/It's my life
• The Vines - Ride
• Graham Coxon - Freakin' out
• Love Is All - Make Out, Fall Out, Make Up
• Art Brut - Formed a band
• Black Wire - Attack! Attack! Attack!
• The Beta Band - Assessment
• Franz Ferdinand - Matinee
• The Streets - Fit but you know it.
• Kaiser Chiefs - Oh my god
• Morrissey - Irish blood, English heart
• The Others - This Is For The Poor
• Hope Of The States - The Red The White The Black & The Blue
• Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out
• The Concretes - You Can't Hurry Love
• The Radio Dept - Why won't you talk about it?
• Shyste - One Wish
• The Open - Just Want To Live
• Radio 4 - Party Crashers
• The Hives - Walk Idiot Walk
• Annie - Chewing Gum
• The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
• The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
• The Futureheads - Decent Days & Nights
• Aberfeldy - Heliopolis By Night
• The Dears - We Can Have It
• Fierce Girl - Double Drop
• McLusky - She will only bring you happiness
• Razorlight - Vice
• Chromeo - Needy Girl
• TV On The Radio - New Health Rock
• Scissor Sisters - Mary
• Nine Black Alps - Cosmopolitan
• This Feature Became 'Track Of The Week' from this point to reflect the download aspect!
• The Strokes - Clampdown (live)
• The Dears - Lost In The Plot
• Eminem - Mosh
• Graham Coxon - Time For Heroes
• Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
• Regina Spektor - Your Honor
• Danger Mouse - Encore
• The Radio Dept - Ewan
• The Chemical Brothers - Galvanise



NME Readers Pop Poll Results 2004.

Album

1. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
2. The Libertines – The Libertines
3. Greenday – American Idiot
4. Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
5. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free


Track

1. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
2. Can’t Stand Me Now – The Libertines
3. Vertigo – U2
4. Goldan Touch – Razorlight
5. Dry Your Eyes – The Streets

Solo Artist

1. Graham Coxon
2. Morrissey
3. The Streets
4. Eminem
5. Ian Brown


Live Band

1. Muse
2. Franz Ferdinand
3. The Libertines
4. Razorlight
5. Babyshambles


British Band

1. The Libertines
2. Muse
3. Franz Ferdinand
4. Snow Patrol
5. Kasabian


International Band

1. The Killers
2. U2
3. Kings Of Leon
4. The Strokes
5. Scissor Sisters


New Band

1. Razorlight
2. The Killers
3. Kasabian
4. Block Party
5. Babyshambles


Radio DJ

1. Zane Lowe
2. Christian O’ Connell
3. Chris Moyles
4. Steve Lamacq
5. Colin Murray & Edith Bowman


Promo Video

1. American Idiot – Greenday
2. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
3. Fit But You Know It – The Streets
4. Mosh – Eminem
5. Triple Trouble – Beastie Boys