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NME Recordings Of 2006

Albums

Arctic Monkeys

1. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
3. Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
4. Hot Chip – The Warning
5. CSS – Cansei De Sexy
6. Gnarls Barkley – St Elsewhere
7. The Long Blonds – Someone To Drive You Home
8. The Strokes – First Impressions Of Earth
9. Kasabian – Empire
10. My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
11. Howling Bells – Howling Bells
12. The Killers – Sams Town
13. Panic! At The Disco – A Feaver You Can’t Sweat Out
14. TV On The Radio – Return To Coocke Mountain
15. Thom Yoeke – The Eraser
16. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
17. The Futureheads – News & Tributes
18. The Rapture – Pieces Of The People We Love
19. The Longcut – A Call And Response
20. The Streets – The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
21. The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldures
22. The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics
23. The Knife – Silent Shout
24. Secret Machines – Ten Silver Drops
25. Mogwai – Mr Beast
26. Jarvis Cocker – Jarvis
27. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
28. Morrissey – Ringleader Of The Tormentors
29. The Spinto Band – Nice And Nicely Done
30. Cat Power – The Greatest
31. The Sunshine Underground – Raise Underground
32. Lily Allen – Alright, Still
33. The Bronx – The Bronx
34. Albert Hammond Jr. – Yours To Keep
35. Iforward Russia! – Give Me A Wall
36. Datarock – Datarock Datarock
37. Be Your Own Pet – Be Your Own Pet
38. Metric – Live It Out
39. The Young Knives – Voices Of Animals And Men
40. Midlake – The Trials PF Van Occupanther
41. The Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control
42. The Automatic – Not Accepted Anywhere
43. Beck – The Information
44. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Balled Of Broken Seas
45. Bob Dylan – Modern Times
46. Semifinalists – Semifinalists
47. Wolfmother – Wolfmother
48. Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly – The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager
49. Absentee – Schmotime
50. The Kooks – Inside In/Inside Out

Re Issues

1. Pulp – ‘Re Issues’
2. Wire – Pink Flag
3. Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
4. The Cure – Head On The Door
5. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy
6. Brian Eno & David Byrne – My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
7. Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
8. Various – The Golden Age Of Electra
9. Julian Cope – Jehovakill
10. Monty Python – ‘Re Issues’

Compilations

1. Oasis – Stop The Clocks
2. PJ Harvy – Peel Sessions
3. Various – The Record Shop: 30 Years Of Rough Trade
4. The Clash – Singles
5. Various – Digital Penetration
6. The La’s – The La’s At The BBC
7. Various – CD86
8. The Charlatans – Forever
9. Various – Litsune Maison 2
10. Various – John Peel: Right Time Wrong Speed


NME Tracks Of 2006

1. Hot Chip – Over And Over
2. Peter Bjorn & John – Young Folks
3. The Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control
4. Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
5. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
6. CSS – Lets Make Love To The Sound Of Death From Above
7. Amy Winehouse – Rehab
8. The Horrors – Sheena Is A Parasite
9. The View – Wasted Little Dj
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cheated Hearts
11. Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow
12. Metric – Monster Hospital
13. Arctic Monkeys – When The Sun Goes Down
14. The Raconteurs – Steady, As She Goes
15. The Long Blonds – Once And Never Again
16. The Holloways – Generator
17. Klaxons – Atlantis To Interzone
18. Justice Vs Simian – We Are Your Friends
19. The Streets – Prangin’ Out
20. Jarvis Cocker – Running The World
21. Gnarls Barkley – Smiley Faces
22. Muse – Starlight
23. Midlake – Roscoe
24. Lupe Fiasco – Kick, Push
25. The Flaming Lips – The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
26. Maps – Lost My Soul
27. Primal Scream – Country Girl
28. Hot Chip – Boy From School
29. The Dresden Dolls – Backstabber
30. All Love – K Hole
31. Be Your Own Pet – Adventure
32. Mates Of The States – Fraud In The 80’s
33. Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous
34. To My Boy – I Am X-Ray
35. Dan Sartain – Replacement Man
36. Kasabian – Empire
37. Panic! At The Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies
38. Muse – Knights Of Cydonia
39. The Strokes – You Only Live Once
40. The Rapture – Get Myself Into It
41. The Sunshine Underground – Put You In Your Place
42. Kellies – Bossy
43. The Rumble Strips – Motorcycle
44. Regina Spektor – Fidelity
45. Secret Machines – Alone, Jealous And Stoned
46. Tv On The Radio – Wolf Like Me
47. Howling Bells – Setting Sun
48. The Young Knives – She’s Attracted To
49. Pull Tiger Tall – Animator
50. Larrikin Love – Happy As Annie

NME Tracks of the week 2006

• Mystery Jets - Alas Agnes
• Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
• Test Icicles - What's Your Damage
• Regina Spektor - Us
• Be Your Own Pet - Let's get steady
• The Raconteurs - Steady, As she goes/Store Bought Bones
• Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - In This Home On Ice
• Delays - Valentine
• Hot Chip - Over & Over
• Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
• The Streets - When You Wasn't Famous
• Hope Of The States - Blood Meridian EP
• The Automatic - Raoul
• Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
• Arctic Monkeys - Who The Fuck Are The Arctic Monkeys EP
• Dirty Pretty Things - Bang Bang You're Dead
• Panic At The Disco - But It's Better If You Do
• The Futureheads - Skip To The End
• Primal Scream - Country Girl
• The Aliens - Alienoid Starmonica EP
• Tilly & The Wall - Night Of The Living Dead
• Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
• Razorlight - In The Morning
• Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone
• Outkast - Mighty "O"
• Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces
• Jamie T - Sheila
• Ali Love - K Hole
• Metric - Monster Hospital
• Kasabian - Empire
• The Killers - When You Were Young
• Jarvis Cocker - Running The World
• The Rapture - Get Myself Into It
• Justin Timberlake - SexyCrap
• New young Pony Club - Ice Cream
• You Say Party! We Say Die! - You Did It!
• The Automatic - Recover
• The Streets (Feat. P. Doherty)- Prangin' Out
• Switches - Lay Down The Law
• The View - Superstar Tradesman
• The Holloways - Generator
• Klaxons - Magick
• The Long Blonds - Once & Never Again
• The Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control
• CSS - Alala
• The Maccabees - First Love
• Babyshambles - The Blinding EP
• Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation EP
• Polytechnic - Man Overboard
• Pull Tiger Tail - Mr 100 Percent
• Good Shoes - Photos On My Wall

NME Pop Poll 2006

Best Live Band

Kasabian

Arctic Monkeys
Muse
My Chemical Romance
Babyshambles

Best British Band

Muse

Arctic Monkeys
Oasis
Kasabian
Babyshambles

Best International Band

My Chemical Romance

CSS
The Strokes
We Are Scientists
The Killers

Best Album

Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Kasabian – Empire
The Killers – Sams Town
Muse –
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

Best New Band

Klaxons

The Fratellis
The Horrors
The Kooks
The View

Best Solo Artist

Jamie T

Jarvis Cocker
Thom Yorke
Lilly Allen
Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly


Best Track

The View – Wasted Little DJ