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NME Albums Of 2008

MGMT

1.MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
2.TV On The Radio – Dear Science
3.Glasvegas – Glasvegas
4.Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
5.Foals – Antidotes
6.Metronomy – Nights Out
7.Santogold – Santogold
8.Mystery Jets – Twenty One
9.Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
10.Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires
11.Neon Neon – Stainless Style
12.Crystal Castles – Crystal Styles
13.Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
14.Laura Marling – Alas I Cannot Swim
15.The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatements
16.Ladyhawk – Ladyhawk
17.Elbow – The Seldem Seen Kid
18.Late Of The Pier – Fantasy Black Channel
19.Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Common Life
20.Spritualized – Songs In A&E
21.Lightspeed Champion – Falling Off The Lavinder Bridge
22.Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul
23.Scarlett Johansson – Anywhere I Lay My Head
24.Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
25.Portishead – Third
26.The Verve – Forth
27.Hercules And Love Affair – Hercules And Love Affair
28.British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music
29.Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Dig!! Lazaurus Dig!!
30.Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
31.Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
32.Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling
33.Deerhunter – Microcastle
34.Los Champesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
35.Cass McCombs – Dropping The Writ
36.Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight
37.Primal Scream – Beautiful Scream
38.Beck - Modern Guilt
39.Chairlift – Does You Inspire You
40.The Kills – Midnight Boom
41.The New Puritans – Beat Pyramid
42.School Of Seven Bells – Alpinisms
43.Black Kids – Partie Tramatic
44.Lykke Li – Youth Novels
45.The Black Keys – Attack & Release
46.Blood Red Shoes – Box Of Secrets
47.The Gaslight Anthem – The '59 Sound
48.Ida Maria – Fortress Round My Heart
49.Bloc Party – Intimacy
50.Heartbreak – Lies


Tracks & Singles 2008

1.MGMT – Kids
2.Glasvegas – Geraldine
3.Mystery Jets – Two Doors Down
4.MGMT – Timr To Pretend
5.MGMT – Electric Feel
6.Metronomy – Heartbreaker
7.Friendly Fires – Paris
8.Mia – Paper Planes
9.Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
10.Vampire Weekend – A-Punk
11.The Verve – Love Is Noise
12.Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor
13.Elbow – One Day Like Today
14.Florence + The Machine – Kiss With A Fist
15.Ladyhawk – Paris Is Burning
16.Oasis – The Shock Of The Lighning
17.Spritualized - Soul On Fire
18.Hercules And Love Affair – Blind
19.Oasis – I'm Outta Time
20.Chairlift – Bruses
21.Tv On The Radio – Goldan Age
22.The Last Shadow Puppets – Standing Next To Me
23.Fucked Up – Year Of The Pig
24.Santogold – Les Artistes
25.Mystery Jets – Young Love
26.Amazing Baby – Head Dress
27.The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement
28.Elbow – Grounds For Divorce
29.DJ Mujava – Township Funk
30.Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
31.Laura Marling – Ghosts
32.Black Kids – I'm Not Going To Teach You Boyfriend How To Dance With You
33.Vampire Weekend – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
34.Late Of The Pier – Space And The Woods
35.Ladyhawk – Back Of The Van
36.Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat
37.Wiley – Wearing My Rolex
38.Sam Sparro – Black And Gold
39.Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma
40.Heartbreak – We're Back
41.Dizzy Rascal – Dance Wiv Me
42.Late Of The Pier – Focker
43.Glasvegas – It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
44.Crystal Castles – Courtship Dating
45.Crystal Castles Vs Health – Crimewave
46.Mogwai – Batcat
47.Portishead – Machine Gun
48.Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Dig!! Lazarus Dig!!
49.Glasvegas – Flowers & Football Tops
50.Ida Maria – Oh My God


Tracks Of The Week 2008

• Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor
• The Magnetic Fields - California Girls
• Black Kids - Wizard Of Ahhhs
• Lightspeed Champion - Tell Me What It's Worth
• Glasvegas - It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry
• The Ting Tings - Great DJ
• Team Waterpolo - Letting Go
• Fucked Up - Year Of The Pig
• Hercules & Love Affair - Blind
• MGMT - Time To Pretend
• Does It Offend You, Yeah? - We Are Rockstars
• The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of Understatement
• Crystal Castles - Courtship Dating
• Future Of The Left - Manchasm
• Sam Sparro - Black & Gold
• White Lies - Unfinished Business
• Wiley - Wearing My Rolex
• The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
• Black Lips - Bad Kids
• Spritualized - Soul On Fire
• Lilly Allen - I Could Say/I Don't Know
• Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down
• Beck - Chemtrails
• Jay Reatard - Always Wanting More
• Glasvegas - Geraldine
• Pharrell Williams, Julian Casablancas & Santogold - My Drive Thru
• Primal Scream - Can't Go Back
• Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius pip - Letter From God To A man
• The Verve - Love Is Noise
• Magistrates - Make This Work
• The Joy Formidable - Austere
• Telepathe - Devil's Trident
• Oasis - The Shock Of The Lightning
• Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
• Chairlift - Planit Of Health
• TV On The Radio - Golden Age
• Toddla T - Manabadman
• Danananananaykroyd - Pink Sabbath
• Fucked Up - No Epiphany
• MIA - Paper Planes
• The View - 5 Rebecca's
• Cheeky Cheeky & The Nosebleeds - You Let Me Go
• Mumford & Sons - Love Your Ground EP
• Howling Bells - Into The Chaos
• Florence + The Machine - Dog Days
• Dinosaur Pile-up - My Rock 'N' Roll
• Young Fathers - Straight Back On It
• The Bright Chorus - She Was Always Cool

Pop Poll results for 2008

Best Live Band - Muse
Best DVD - Arctic Monkeys At The Apollo
Best New Act - MGMT
Best Album - Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
Best Live Event - Glastonbury
Best Solo Artist - Pete Doherty (solo???)
Outstanding Contribution To British Music - Elbow
Best International Band - The Killers
Best Track - MGMT - Time To Pretend
Best Video - The Last Shadow Puppets - My Mistakes Were Made For You
Best British Band - Oasis
Best Dancefloor Filler - Dizzzzzeee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me
Godlike Genius Award - The Cure