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›› NME 50 Albums To Hear Before You Die - 2016




NME End Of Year Lists 2018

Albums

1975



1. The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
2. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
3. IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance
4. Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo In Blue
5. Pusha T – Daytona
6. Shame – Songs of Praise
7. Kali Uchis – Isolation
8. Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
9. Mitski – Be the Cowboy
10. Christine and the Queens – Chris
11. Robyn – Honey
12. Blood Orange – Negro Swan
13. Dream Wife – Dream Wife
14. Snail Mail – Lush
15. Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts
16. BROCKHAMPTON – Iridescence
17. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!
18. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs
19. Travis Scott – Astroworld
20. Slaves – Acts of Fear & Love
21. Ariana Grande – Sweetener
22. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
23. SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearls Un-Insides
24. Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar
25. Tommy Cash – ¥€$
26. Matt Maltese – Bad Contestant
27. Jon Hopkins – Singularity
28. Ezra Furman – Transangelic Exodus
29. Troye Sivan – Bloom
30. Vince Staples – FM!
31. Amen Dunes – Freedom
32. J. Cole – KOD
33. Years & Years – Palo Santo
34. Kanye West – ye
35. Turnstile – Time and Space
36. Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
37. Parcels – Parcels
38. Mac Miller – Swimming
39. Soccer Mommy – Clean
40. Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt
41. Tirzah – Devotion
42. Tom Misch – Geography
43. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food
44. David Byrne – American Utopia
45. The Story So Far – Proper Dose
46. Father John Misty – Gods Favourite Customer
47. Gorillaz – The Now Now
48. The Prodigy – No Tourists
49. Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie
50. Jack White – Boarding House Reach
51. Ross From Friends – Family Portrait
52. Maribou State – Kingdoms In Colour
53. Pale Waves – My Mind Makes Noises
54. Confidence Man – Confident Music For Confident People
55. Mastersystem – Dance Music
56. Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams
57. Viagra Boys – Street Worms
58. Kurt Vile – Bottle It In
59. Earl Sweatshirt – SRS
60. Architects – Holy Hell
61. Agar Agar – The Dog & The Future
62. Lil Peep – Come Over When Youre Sober Pt II
63. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
64. Connan Mockasin – Jassbusters
65. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
66. The Breeders – All Nerve
67. Lets Eat Grandma – Im All Ears
68. Jpegmafia – Veteran
69. Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile
70. Muse – Simulation Theory
71. Superorganism – Superorganism
72. The Garden – Mirror Might Steal Your Charm
73. The Good The Bad The Queen – Merrie Land
74. Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch
75. U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited
76. Greta Van Fleet – Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
77. Iceage – Beyondless
78. Ghetts – Ghetto Gospel (The New Testament)
79. Octavian – Spaceman
80. Noname – Room 25
81. Jay Rock – Redemption
82. Goat Girl – Goat Girl
83. Nakhane – You Will Not Die
84. Florence + the Machine – High As Hope
85. Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still
86. Eminem – Kamikaze
87. Blossoms – Cool Like You
88. Lykke Li – So Sad, So Sexy
89. Vein – Errorzone
90. Anderson .Paak – Oxnard
91. The Carters – Everything Is Love
92. Kamasi Washington – Heaven & Earth
93. Vinyl Williams – Opal
94. Rosalía – El Mal Querer
95. Hovvdy – Cranberry
96. Genghar – Where Wildness Grows
97. Peace – Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll
98. Rae Morris – Someone Out There
99. Natalie Prass – The Future and The Past
100. Interpol – Marauder



Tracks Of The Year


1. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry
2. The 1975 – Love It If We Made It
3. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
4. Arctic Monkeys – Four Out Of Five
5. Childish Gambino – This Is America
6. Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo
7. IDLES – Never Fight A Man With A Perm
8. Robyn – Missing U
9. Christine and the Queens ft. Dâm-Funk – Girlfriend
10. SOPHIE – Immaterial
11. Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel
12. Cardi B – I Like It
13. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
14. Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – Tints
15. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight
16. Pusha T – If You Know You Know
17. Bring Me The Horizon – MANTRA
18. IDLES – Danny Nedelko
19. Mitski – Nobody
20. Kids See Ghosts – Freeee (Ghost Town Pt 2)
21. Matt Maltese – Greatest Comedian
22. St Vincent – Fast Slow Disco
23. A$AP Rocky ft. Skepta – Praise The Lord (Da Shine)
24. Shame – Friction
25. Vince Staples – Get The Fuck Off My Dick
26. David Byrne – Everybodys Coming To My House
27. Brockhampton – 1998 Truman
28. Travis Scott – Sicko Mode
29. Ariana Grande – thank u, next
30. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
30. The 1975 – Its Not Living (It Its Not With You)
32. Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar + James Blake – Kings Dead
33. King Princess – Pussy is God
34. Bodega – How Did This Happen?!
35. Post Malone – Better Now
36. Kanye West – Ghost Town
37. Grimes – We Appreciate Power
38. Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
39. Lily Allen ft. Giggs – Trigger Bang
40. Years & Years – Sanctify
41. Rejjie Snow ft. Anna Of The North – Charlie Brown
42. Mac Miller – Ladders
43. Kali Uchis – After The Storm
44. Charli XCX – Girls Night Out
45. J Hus – Dark Vader
46. Millie Turner – The Shadow
47. Purple Disco Machine – Dished (Male Stripper)
48. Blood Orange – Charcoal Baby
49. The 1975 – Give Yourself A Try
50. Sigrid – Sucker Punch