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NME Writers All Time 100 Albums
First Published On 30th November 1985

NOTE! There Were Actually Only 99 Albums Listed. For Some Reason There Was No Number 45?
For Ease Of Compilation I’ve Numbered Them 1 To 99

STOP PRESS - From Graham Stuart, Glasgow.

If You Looked At The Cover Of The Issue, All The LPs That Were Featured On It Were Also In The List, Except One. This Was Pointed Out In A Future Issue. The LP Was (Drum Roll, Trumpets, Etc)......"All Mod Cons" By The Jam.

PLUS - From Jon Lawton

NME writers only listed their top 99 albums in the 1985 list, leaving the 100th spot free for a competition in which readers were encouraged to suggest their own choice for the album which they believed would complete the list.

About a month after the list was published one lucky reader won all 99 albums, after their suggestion - "Songs For Swinging Lovers" by Frank Sinatra - was deemed the best entry by the magazine staff.



Whats Going On

1. What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye (1971)
2. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison (1968)
3. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan (1965)
4. The Clash - The Clash (1977)
5. Marquee Moon - Television (1977)
6. Swardfishtrombones - Tom Waits (1983)
7. The Band - The Band (1969)
8. Blond On Blond - Bob Dylan (1966)
9. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon (1970)
10. Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division (1979)
11. Revolver - The Beatles (1966)
12. The Sun Collection - Elvis Presley (1975)
13. Never Mind The Bollocks... - The Sex Pistols (1977)
14. Forever Changes - Love (1967)
15. Low - David Bowie (1977)
16. The Velvet Underground And Nico - The Velvet Underground (1967)
17. Solid Gold - James Brown (1977)
18. Horses - Patti Smith (1975)
19. Live And Lowdown At The Apollo - James Brown (1962)
20. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys (1966)
21. Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis (1959)
22. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan (1965)
23. Otis Blue - Otis Redding (1966)
24. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
25. Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones (1972)
26. Anthology - The Temptations (1974)
27. Greatest Hits - Aretha Franklin (1977)
28. Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
29. The Modern Dance - Pere Ubu (1978)
30. King Of The Delta Blues Singers - Robert Johnson (1972)
31. Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
32. Anthology - Smoky Bacon And The Miracles (1974)
33. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
34. Searching For The Young Soul Rebels - Dexys Midnight Runners (1980)
35. White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground (1968)
36. Young Americans - David Bowie (1975)
37. The Poet - Bobby Womack (1982)
38. Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk (1977)
39. Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Bruce Springsteen (1979)
40. This Years Model - Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1978)
41. Another Green World - Brian Eno (1975)
42. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band (1969)
43. The Man Machine - Kraftwerk (1978)
44. The Mothership Connection - Parliament (1975)
45. The Cream Of Al Green - Al Green (1980)
46. Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye (1973)
47. There’s A Riot Going On - Sly And The Family Stone (1971)
48. Rocket To Russia - The Ramones (1977)
49. Greatest Hits - Sly And The Family Stone (1970)
50. Big 16 - The Impressions (1965)
51. Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan (1974)
52. Alan Vega/Martin Rev - Suicide (1980)
53. Another Music In A Different Kitchen - Buzzcocks (1978)
54. Closer - Joy Division (1980)
55. Mad Not Mad - Madness (1985)
56. For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music (1973)
57. The Scream - Siouxie & The Banshees (1980)
58. The Harder They Come - Soundtrack Featuring Jimmy Cliff
59. Entertainment! - Gang Of Four (1980)
60. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
61. 3+3 - The Isley Brothers (1973)
62. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns - Joni Mitchell (1975)
63. “Heroes” - David Bowie (1977)
64. Meat Is Murder - The Smiths (1985)
65. Station To Station - David Bowie (1976)
66. Clear Spot - Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band (1972)
67. Get Happy! - Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1980)
68. Fear Of Music - Talking Heads (1979)
69. Lust For Life - Iggy Pop (1977)
70. Berlin - Lou Reed (1973)
71. 20 Greatest Hits - Buddy Holly & The Crickets (1967)
72. Music From Big Pink - The Band (1968)
73. Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles (1964)
74. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
75. Leave Home - The Ramones (1977)
76. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane (1957)
77. Golden Decade Vol 1 - Chuck Berry (1972)
78. The Very Best Of.. - Jackie Wilson
79. In A Silent Way - Miles Davis (1969)
80. Stranded - Roxy Music (1973)
81. Talking Heads ‘77 - Talking Heads (1977)
82. The Correct Use Of Soap - Magazine (1980)
83. Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen (1983)
84. Court And Spark - Joni Mitchell (1974)
85. Strange Days - The Doors (1967)
86. More Songs About Buildings And Food - Talking Heads (1978)
87. LA Woman - The Doors (1971)
88. Chess Masters - Howling Wolf (1981)
89. Armed Forces - Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1979)
90. Steve Mcqueen - Prefab Sprout (1985)
91. Paris 1919 - John Cale (1973)
92. Forward Onto Zion - The Abyssinians (1977)
93. My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello (1977)
94. Rattlesnakes - Lloyd Cole & The Commotions (1984)
95. Best Of - The Beach Boys (1968)
96. King Tubbys Meets The Rockers Uptown - Augustus Pablo (1976)
97. Rubber Soul - The Beatles (1965)
98. Suicide - Suicide (1977)
99. The Undertones - The Undertones (1979)


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New Musical Express Writers Top 100 Albums.
Published 2nd October 1993


Pet Sounds

1. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys (Capitol, 1966)
2. Revolver - The Beatles (Parlophone, 1966)
3. Never Mind The Bollocks - The Sex Pistols (Virgin, 1977)
4. What's Going On Marvin Gaye ( Tamla Motown, 1971)
5. The Stone Roses The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 1989)
6. The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground ( Verve, 1967)
7. London Calling The Clash (Cbs, 1979)
8. The Beatles The Beatles (Apple, 1968)
9. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Public Enemy (Def Jam, 1988)
10. The Queen Is Dead The Smiths (Rough Trade, 1986)
11. Exile On Main Street The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones,1972)
12. Nevermind Nirvana (Geffen, 1991)
13. The Clash The Clash (Cbs, 1977)
14. Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan (Columbia, 1965)
15. Astral Weeks Van Morrison (Warners, 1968)
16. Sign 'O' The Times Prince (Paisley Park, 1987)
17. Blonde On Blonde Bob Dylan (Columbia, 1966)
18. Forever Changes Love (Elektra, 1968)
19. Three Feet High And Rising De La Soul (Big Life 1989)
20. Closer Joy Division (Factory, 1980)
21. Screamadelica Primal Scream (Creation, 1991)
22. Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones (Decca, 1969)
23. Automatic For The People Rem ( Wea, 1992)
24. The Elvis Presley Sun Collection Eivis Presley (Rca, 1975)
25. The Doors The Doors (Elektra, 1967)
26. Marquee Moon Television (Elektra 1977)
27. Psychocandy Jesus & Mary Chain (Blanco Y Negro, 1985)
28. Blue Joni Mitchell (Reprise 1972)
29. Are You Experienced? The Jimi Hendrix Experience ( Track 1967)
30. Live At The Apollo James Brown (London 1963)
31. Horses Patti Smtth (Arista 1975)
32. Innervisions Stevie Wonder (Tamla Motown 1973)
33. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band The Beatles ( Parlophone, 1967)
34. Songs For Swinging Lovers Frank Sinatra (Capitol 1955)
35. Otis Blue Otis Redding (Atcon 1966)
36. A Love Supreme John Coltrane (Lmpulse 1967)
37. Fear Of A Black Planet Pubic Enemy (Def Jam 1990)
38. Hunky Dory David Bowle (Rca 1971)
39. Blood And Chocolate Elvis Cosleilo & The Attractions (Imp 1986)
40. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spioers From Mars David Bowie (Rca 1972)
41. Hatful Of Hollow The Smiths (Rough Trade 1984)
42. Technioue New Order (Factory 1989)
43. Unknown Pleasures Joy Division (Factory 1979)
44. Surfer Rosa Pixies (4AD 1985)
45. Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld The Orb ( Wau Mr Modo1991)
46. Surf's Up The Beach Boys (Stateside 1971)
47. Lust For Life Iggy Pop (RCA 1977)
48. Bringing It All Back Home Bob Dylan (Cbs 1965)
49. Warehouse: Songs And Stories Husker Du ( Warners 1987)
50. Low-Life New Order (Factory 1985)
51. Meaven Up Here Echo And The Bunnymen (Korova 1987)
52. Parallel Lines Blondie (Chrysalis 1978)
53. Grievous Angel Gram Parsons (Reprise 1974)
54. Dusty In Memphis Dusty Springfield (Philips, 1969)
55. Transformer Lou Reed (RCA 1973)
56. Led Zeppelin Iv Led Zeppelin (Atlantic. 1971)
57. All Mod Cons The Jam (Polydor 1978)
58. The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground (Mgm 1969)
59. We’re Only In It For The Money Mothers Of Invention ( Mgm 1967)
60. Harvest Neil Young (1972)
61. Scott Scott Walker (Philips 1967)
62. The Stooges The Stooges (Eiekira 1969)
63. Everybody Knows This Is Knowhere Neil Young (Repfise 1969)
64. Rubber Soul The Beatles (Parlophone 1967)
65. Greatest Hits Aretha Franklin (Atlantic 1971)
66. After The Goldrush Neii Young (Reprise, 1970)
67. Low David Bowie ( Rca, 1977)
68. Remain In Light Talking Heads (Sire, 1980)
69. Marcus Garvey Burning Spear (Island, 1975)
70. Raindogs Tom Waits (Island, 1985)
71. Dry Harvey ( Too Pure, 1992)
72. The Smiths The Smiths (Rough Trade, 1984)
73. Lazer-Guided Melodies Spiritualized (Dedicated, 1992)
74. Five Leaves Left Nick Drake (Island, 1969)
75. Clear Spot Captain Beefheart (Reprise, 1972)
76. 16 Lovers Lane The Go-Betweens (Beggars Banquet, 1988)
77. Pink Flag Wire (Harvest, 1977)
78. Natty Dread Bob Marley (Island, 1975)
79. Sound Affects The Jam (Polydor 1980)
80. Slster Sonic Youth (Blast First 1987)
81. The White Room The Klf (Klf Communications, 1991)
82. Junkyard The Birthday Party (4ad, 1982)
83. The Kick Inside Kate Bush (Emi 1978)
84. Searching For The Young Soul Rebels Dexy's Midnight Runners (Parlophone, 1980)
85. Blood On The Tracks Bob Dylan (Cbs, 1975)
86. Rum, Sodomy & The Lash The Pogues (Stiff, 1985)
87. Give 'Em Enough Rope The Clash (Cbs, 1978)
88. King Of America Costello Show (F-Beat, 1986)
89. Talking With The Taxman About Poetry Billy Bragg (Go! Discs, 1986)
90. Third/Sister Lovers Big Star (Ardent, 1978)
91. Like A Prayer Madonna (Sire 1959)
92. Reading, Writing And Arithmetic The Sundays (Rough Trade, 1990)
93. Off The Wall Michael Jackson (Epic 1979)
94. Tonight's The Night Neil Young (Reprise, 1975)
95. This Nation's Saving Grace The Fall ( Beggars Banquet 1985)
96. Metal Box Pil ( Virgin 1979)
97. Blue Lines Massive Attack ( Wild Bunch, 1991)
98. Younger Than Yesterday The Byrds (Cbs 1967)
99. Who's Next? The Who ( Track 1971)
100. To Be Announced ???????

The 100th Album Was Voted By The Readership Of NME, It Was Happy Mondays - Bummed.
Thanks To David Langan Of Iraland For Reminding Me Of This.

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NME Writers All Time Top 100 - 1974

Only 99 Were Listed, The 100th Was Chosen By The Readership.

The 100th Was : The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup
Thanks To Steve Wallis For Supplying This Piece Of Info.
Thanks To Gavin Jones Of OZ For Supplying The 50 To 99 Part Of The List.

Sgt Pepper


1. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
2. Blond On Blond - Bob Dylan
3. Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
4. Revolver - The Beatles
5. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
6. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
7. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendeix
8. Abby Road - The Beatles
9. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
10. Music From Big Pink - The Band
11. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
12. Layla - Derek & The Dominoes
13. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
14. Golden Decade Vol 1 - Chuck Berry
15. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
16. Tommy - The Who
17. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
18. Hunky Dory - David Bowie
19. Beggar’s Banquet - The Rolling Stones
20. Disraeli Gears - Cream
21. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Pink Floyd
22. My Generation - The Who
23. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash
24. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
25. Imagine - John Lennon
26. Tapestry - Carole King
27. Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
28. Freewheelin’ - Bob Dylan
29. Back In The USA - MC5
30. Deja Vu - Crosby, Stills & Nash
31. The Band - The Band
32. Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart
33. A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
34. Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart
35. Led Zeppelin 4 - Led Zeppelin
36. The Doors - The Doors
37. In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson
38. Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones
39. The Beatles - The Beatles
40. The Soft Machine - Soft Machine
41. Hot Rats - Frank Zappa
42. Traffic - Traffic
43. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart
44. Music From A Dolls House - Family
45. Talking Book - Stevie Wonder
46. Anthology - Smoky Bacon & The Miracles
47. Strange Days - The Doors
48. Led Zeppelin 2 - Led Zeppelin
49. Otis Blue - Otis Redding
50. Stand Up - Jethro Tull
51. Impressions, The - Big 16
52. Love - Forever Changes
53. Young, Neil - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
54. Taylor, James - Sweet Baby James
55. Byrds, The - Fifth Dimension
56. Wings - Band On The Run
57. Bowie, David - The Man Who Sold The World
58. Mothers Of Invention, The - We're Only In It For The Money
59. Rolling Stones, The - Get Your Ya-Yas Out
60. Beck, Jeff, Group - Beck-Ola
61. Stooges, Iggy & The - Raw Power
62. Beach Boys, The - Smiley Smile
63. Morrison, Van - Astral Weeks
64. Velvet Underground, The - Loaded
65. Franklin, Aretha - Greatest Hits
66. Beatles, The - With The Beatles
67. Mitchell, Joni - Blue
68. Mothers Of Invention, The - Freak Out
69. Young, Neil - After The Gold Rush
70. Stills, Stephen - Stephen Stills
71. Winter, Johnny - Johnny Winter And
72. Cocker, Joe - With A Little Help From My Friends
73. Yes - The Yes Album
74. Morrison, Van - Moondance
75. Rundgren, Todd - A Wizard, A True Star
76. Lennon, John - Plastic Ono Band
77. Jefferson Airplane, The - Crown Of Creation
78. Doors, The L.A. Woman
79. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Going On
80. Who, The - Who's Next
81. Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind & Body
82. Johnson, Robert - King Of The Delta Blues Singers
83. Beach Boys, The - Best Of The Beach Boys Volume 1
84. Mitchell, Joni - Songs For A Seagull
85. Mayall's, John, Bluesbreakers - Bluesbreakers
86. Traffic - Mr Fantasy
87. Dylan, Bob - Bringing It All Back Home
88. Presley, Elvis - Greatest Hits Volume 2
89. Velvet Underground, The - White Light/White Heat
90. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
91. Big Brother & The Holding Co. - Cheap Thrills
92. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
93. Doctor John - Gris-Gris
94. Wonder, Stevie - Music Of The Mind
95. Roxy Music - Stranded
96. Beach Boys, The - Surf's Up
97. Newman, Randy - 12 Songs
98. Spirit - The 12 Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus
99. Miller, Steve, Band - Sailor


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Readers & Writers Choice For The Most Heartbreak Albums Of All Time.
16 September 2000.

Writers

1. Big Star – Sister Lovers/Third -1978
2. Joy Division – Closer - 1980
3. Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - 1997
4. Nirvana – In Utero -1993
5. Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Love And Hate – 1971
6. Billie Holiday – Lady In Satin – 1958
7. Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours
8. Nick Drake – Pink Moon 1972
9. Sebadoh – Bubble And Scrape – 1993
10. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures – 1981
11. REM – Automatic For The People – 1992
12. Jeff Buckley – Grace – 1993
13. Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks – 1975
14. Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night – 1975
15. The Verve – A Northern Soul – 1995
16. Scott Walker – Scott 3 – 1969
17. Husker Du – Candy Apple Grey – 1986
18. Mazzy Star – She Hangs Brightly – 1990
19. Pj Harvey – Rid Of Me – 1993
20. Smokey Robinson And The Miracles – The Ultimate Collection – 1998
21. Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel – 1973
22. Slint – Spiderland – 1991
23. Michael Head Introducing The Strands – The Magical World Of The Strands – 1998
24. The Cure – Pornography – 1982
25. Mogwai – Come On Die Young – 1999
26. Manic Street Preachers – Gold Against The Soul – 1993
27. Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York – 1994
28. Lou Reed – Berlin – 1973
29. Portishead – Dummy – 1994
30. Radiohead – The Bends – 1995

Readers Choices – In No Particular Order...

• Bonnie Prince Billy – I See Darkness – 1999
• Tindersticks – The Second Album 1995
• Afghan Whigs – Black Love – 1996
• Ride – Nowhere – 1990
• Public Image Ltd – Metal Box – 1979
• Low – Secret Name – 1999
• Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A Changing – 1964
• Primal Scream – Give Up But Don’t Give Up – 1994
• The Smiths – The Smiths – 1984
• New Order – Technique – 1989
• Sophia – Fixed Water – 1996
• Catatonia – International Velvet – 1997
• Eels – Electro Shock Blues – 1998
• Lee Hazlewood – Requiem For An Almost Lady – 1971
• Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions – 1999
• The Replacements – All Shook Down – 1990
• Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman – 1988
• The Smashing Pumpkins – Adore – 1998
• Joni Mitchell – Blue – 1971
• The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up – 1971
• The Beach Boys – Smile – 1967
• Apex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92’ – 1992
• Nick Cave – The Boatman’s Call – 1997
• John Lennon – John Lennon Plastic Ono Band – 1970
• Labradford – Mi Media Naranja – 1997
• Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Sessions – 1998

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117 Songs To Soundtrack Your Summer
Published In NME 10th May 2003

Not So Much A List, But Recordings Suggested By A Selection Of Currant Pop Stars For The Perfect Summer Soundtrack.

The Suggestions Were Condensed Into Four CD Size Chunks.

Mud On The Dancefloor

• Queens Of The Stoneage – Feelgood Hit Of The Summer
• Canned Heat – Going Up The Country
• Coldplay – Yellow
• 50 Cent – In Da Club
• The Band – The Weight
• The Strokes – New York City Cops
• Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
• The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
• Led Zeppelin – Dazed And Confused
• Love – Alone Again Or
• Liam Lynch – United States Of Whatever
• The Streets – Don’t Mug Yourself
• Oasis – Champagne Supernova
• Sharon Forrester – Here Comes The Sun
• Pulp – Sorted For E’s And Wiz

So I Walked Down To The Beach

• The 5th Dimension – Let The Summertime In
• Blur – Girls And Boys
• The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
• The Avalanches – Since I Left You
• Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Californiacation
• Ramones – Rockaway Beach
• The Stranglers – Peaches
• The Donnas – Take It Off
• 2pac Feat Dr Dre – California Love
• Blondie – The Tide Is High
• The Shangri-Las – Remember (Walking In The Sand)
• Love – Bummer In The Summer
• The Vines – Mary Jane
• Muse – Sunburn
• Martha And The Muffins – Echo Beach

Music For An Out Of Hand Barbecue

• Eric Dolphy – Out To Lunch
• Black Sabbath – Rat Salad
• The Sonics – Strychnine
• Ramones – Now I Want To Sniff Some Glue
• Iggy And The Stooges – Search And Destroy
• Manic Street Preachers – Die In The Summertime
• James Brown – Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine)
• Wayne County And The Electric Chairs – Fuck Off
• Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy
• Laura Nyro – You Don’t Love Me When I Cry
• King Kurt – Wreck A Party Rock
• Captain Big Wheel – Barbecue Gone Bad
• The Vines – Fuck The World
• Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills

Happy When It Rains

• Interpol – Untitled
• Radiohead – Paranoid Android
• The Beatles – Rain
• The Vines – Sun Child
• The Verve – Stormy Clouds
• The White Stripes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
• Eminem – Stan
• The Doors – Riders Of The Storm
• The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing
• The Libertines – The Good Old Days
• Beck – Paper Tiger
• Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
• Johnny Cash – Hurt
• The Streets – The Irony Of It All
• Nelly – Hot In Herre
• The Beta Band – Dry The Rain
• Kate Bush – Cloudbusting

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NME’s 50 Top Cover Versions Of All Time
Issue 25th May 2005

For A Similar List See: Telegraph Covers


1. Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
2. Johnny Cash – Hurt
3. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love
4. The Slits – I Herd It Through The Grapevine
5. The White Stripes – Jolene
6. Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
7. Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
8. The Clash – Police And Thieves
9. Sid Vicious – My Way
10. Sinead ‘O Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
11. Tricky – Black Steel (In The Hour Of Chaos)
12. Grace Jones – She’s Lost Control
13. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower
14. Ryan Adams – Wonderwall
15. Patti Smith Group – Gloria
16. Tatu – How Soon Is Now?
17. Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night
18. Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding
19. Soft Cell – Tainted Love
20. Gary Jules – Mad World
21. Muse – Feeling Good
22. Manic Stret Preachers – Suicide Is Painless
23. Dakar & Grinser – I Wanna Be Your Dog
24. Lemonheads – Mrs Robinson
25. Oasis – I Am The Walrus
26. Isaac Hays – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
27. Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone
28. Elbow – Independent Woman Pt1
29. The Flying Burrito Brothers – Dark End Of The Street
30. The Stranglers – Walk On By
31. This Mortal Coil – Song For The Siren
32. Sheer Terror – Boys Don’t Cry
33. Ramones – Needles And Pins
34. Run Dmc – Walk This Way
35. Little Richard – Brown Sugar
36. Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World
37. Quicksand – How Soon Is Now?
38. Le Tigre – I’m So Excited
39. R.E.M. – Superman
40. Luna – Sweet Child Of Mine
41. Pixies – Head On
42. Johnny Cash – The Mercy Seat
43. Schneider Tm – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
44. Tavares – More Than A Woman
45. Langley Schools Project – God Only Knows
46. Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus
47. Shirley Bassy – Light My Fire
48. The White Stripes – Love Sick
49. The White Stripes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
50. Homer Simpson – The Joker


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NME Originals – The Beatles 1970 – 1980 – The Solo Years
Summer 2005

The Beatles


Ten Solo Gems

John Lennon

1. Cold Turkey
2. Instant Karma
3. Working Class Hero
4. It’s So Hard
5. How Do You Sleep?
6. New York City
7. Well (Baby Please Don’t Go)
8. Bless You
9. #9 Dream
10. Fame – With David Bowie

Paul Mccartney

1. Junk
2. Every Night
3. Maybe I’m Amazed
4. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
5. My Love
6. Arrow Through The Heart
7. Warm And Beautiful
8. Some People Never Know
9. I’m Crying
10. Single Pigeon

George Harrison

1. What Is Life
2. Bangle Dash
3. My Sweet Lord
4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
5. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
6. Party Seacombe
7. Pure Smoky
8. If Not For You
9. Woman Don’t You Cry For Me
10. Try Some Buy Some

Ringo Star

1. Back Off Boogaloo
2. It Don’t Come Easy
3. Early 1970
4. I’m The Greatest
5. You’re Sixteen
6. Photograph
7. Sunshine Life For Me (Sale Away Raymond)
8. Goodnight Vienna
9. Devil Woman
10. Snookeroo

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The 20 Most Underrated John Lennon Tracks
NME 11th Decemner 2010

• How Do You Sleep – Imagine
• I Found Out – John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
• I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier Mama – Imagine
• Out Of The Blue – Mind Games
• New York City – Some Time In New York City
• John Sinclair – Some Time In New York City
• Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! – Sgt Pepper
• Real Love – Anthology 2
• #9 Dream – Walls And Bridges
• One After 909 – Let It Be
• Grow Old With Me – Milk And Honey
• Going Down On Love – Walls And Bridges
• Mind Games – Mind Games
• Yes It Is – Past Masters Vol. 1
• Bring On The Lucie (Freda People) Mind Games
• One Day At A Time – Mind Games
• Glass Onion – The Beatles
• I’m So Tired – The Beatles
• I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party – Beatles For Sale
• Meat City – Mind Games

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NME: 75 Tunes That Defined Rock ‘N’ Roll

This List Was Presented In A Supplement To Mark The 3000th Edition Of NME

…And Please Don’t Email Me Complaining There Is No Beatles Track..Or Bay City Rollers…JW

The Basics…

• Artic Monkeys – Fake Tales Of San Francisco
• Blue – Girls And Boys
• Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
• Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel
• Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
• Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
• Manic Street Preachers – You Love Us
• Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Sprit
• Oasis – Live Forever
• Pixies – Debaser
• Radiohead – I Want None Of It
• Razorlight – Golden Touch
• Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
• The Clash – London Calling
• The Killers – Somebody Told Me
• The Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now
• The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
• The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
• The Stone Roses – Love Spreads
• The Streets – Dry Your Eyes
• The Strokes – Last Night
• The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man
• The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
• The Who – My Generation
• U2 – New Years Day

Next Steps…

• Blondie – One Way Or Another
• Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
• Coldplay – Yellow
• Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
• David Bowie – Changes
• Eminem – My Name Is
• Happy Mondays – Step On
• Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe
• Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
• Kraftwerk – Autobahn
• Marvin Gaye – I Herd It Through The Grapevine
• Primal Scream – Loaded
• Public Enemy – Fight The Power
• Pulp – Common People
• Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
• Roxy Music – Street Life
• T.Rex – Jeepster
• The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
• The Birds – Turn Turn Turn
• The Cure – In Between Days
• The Jesus And Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
• The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
• The La’s – There She Goes
• The Prodigy – Firestarter
• The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
• Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps


Deep Cuts…

• ABC – The Look Of Love
• Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy
• Arcade Fire – Power Out
• Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love…
• Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
• Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
• Grandmaster Flash – White Lines (Don’t Do It)
• Lcd Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
• Madonna – Into The Groove
• Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough
• Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
• Morrissey – Suedehead
• Prince – When Doves Cry
• Queens Of The Stoneage – The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
• Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
• The Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
• The Breeders – Cannonball
• The Doors – People Are Strange
• The Flaming Lips – Race For The Prize
• The Human League – Love Action
• The Jam – Going Underground
• The Rapture – House Of Jealous Lovers
• Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town
• Underworld – Born Slippy

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Radiohead - The National Anthems

NME Radiohead Top 25 - August 2006

1. Just
2. Let Down
3. Fake Plastic Trees
4. Creep
5. Paranoid Android
6. Exit Music (For A Film)
7. Karma Police
8. My Iron Lung
9. Lucky
10. 2+2=5
11. Pyramid Song
12. How I Made My Millions
13. The National Anthem
14. High And Dry
15. Talk Show Host
16. The Bends
17. Black Star
18. Airbag
19. No Surprises
20. Anyone Can Play Guitar
21. Everything In It’s Right Place
22. Street Sprit (Fade Out)
23. How To Disappear Completely
24. There There
25. Where I End And You Begen

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The Greatest Tracks Of The Decade 1996 – 2006
NME – (10 Years Of NME.Com) Sept 2006


1. Last Night – The Strokes
2. Time For Heroes – The Libertines
3. Paranoid Android – The Radiohead
4. Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve
5. 7 Nation Army – The White Stripes
6. House Of Jealous Lovers – The Rapture
7. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
8. Fake Tales Of San Francisco – Arctic Monkeys
9. Fix Up Look Sharp – Dizzee Rascal
10. A Design For Life – Manic Street Sweepers
11. Plug In Baby – Muse
12. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
13. No One Knows – Queens Of The Stoneage
14. The Man Don’t Give A Fuck – Super Furry Animals
15. Hounds Of Love – The Futureheads
16. Hey Ya! – Outcast
17. American Idiot – Greenday
18. Where It’s At – Beck
19. Celebrity Skin – Hole
20. Losing My Edge – LCD Soundsystem
21. Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
22. Goddess On A Hiway – Mercury Rev
23. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
24. Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
25. Beetlebum – Blur
26. Get Yr Freak On – Missy Elliott
27. Banquet – Block Party
28. Windowlicker – Aphex Twin
29. Freak Like Me – Sugababes
30. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie
31. Yellow – Coldplay
32. Sexy Boy – Air
33. I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
34. Dry Your Eyes – The Streets
35. 99 Problems – Jay-Z
36. Do You Realize – The Flaming Lips
37. Mr Brightside – The Killers
38. Dry The Rain – The Beta Band
39. My Star – Ian Brown
40. Brimful Of Asha – Cornershop
41. Crazy For Love – Beyonce
42. For Lovers – Pete Doherty
43. Shoot Speed! Kill Light – Primal Scream
44. Frozen – Madonna
45. This Is Hardcore – Pulp
46. The Real Slim Shady – Eminem
47. Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
48. Milkshake – Kelis
49. Born Slippy – Underworld
50. Hurt – Johnny Cash

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NME: The 25 Greatest Alterative Love Songs
From 14th Feb 2009 Issue

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
2. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
3. Blur – To The End
4. The Smiths – I Know It’s Over
5. The Beatles – Here There & Everywhere
6. Wolfman – For Lovers
7. Tindersticks – City Sickness
8. My Bloody Valentine – Sometimes
9. John Martyn – Couldn’t Love You More
10. The Jam – English Rose
11. The Walkman – The Rat
12. Laura Marling – Night Terror
13. Pj Harvey – This Is Love
14. The Afghan Whigs – When We Two Parted
15. Pulp – Bad Cover Version
16. Ramones – I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
17. Nick Drake – Which Will
18. Spritualized – Broken Heart
19. The Streets – Dry Your Eyes
20. Buffalo Tom – Taillights Fade
21. The White Stripes – It’s True That We Love One Another
22. Huggy Bear – Concrete Life
23. Pantra – This Love
24. Descendents – I’m The One
25. Jose Feliciano – Light My Fire

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NME Tracks of the Decade (2000-2009)
Did Not Appear In The Magazine, But On The Web Site In November 2009

1. Beyoncé – Crazy In Love
2. MGMT – Time To Pretend
3. The Strokes – Hard To Explain
4. Mia – Paper Planes
5. Outkast – Hey Ya!
6. The Rapture – House Of Jealous Lovers
7. Klaxons – Golden Skans
8. Blur – Out Of Time
9. Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
10. Arctic Monkeys – A Certain Romance
11. The Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now
12. The Streets – Dry Your Eyes
13. The Walkmen – The Rat
14. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Bang
16. Rihanna – Umbrella
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
18. Outkast – Ms Jackson
19. Radiohead – Reckoner
20. Hot Chip – Over And Over
21. The White - Stripes Fell In Love With A Girl
22. The Strokes – Last Night
23. Muse – Kings Of Cydonia
24. Doves – There Goed The Fear
25. Arcade Fire – Wake Up
26. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Y Control
27. Justice – We Are Your Friends
28. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
29. LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
30. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
31. Bloc Party – Banquet
32. Art Brut – Formed A Band
33. Queens Of The Stonage – No One Knows
34. The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So
35. At The Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
36. Missy Elliott – Get Yr Freak On
37. Crystal Castles – Alice Practice
38. Doves – The Cedar Room
39. Girls Aloud – Sound Of The Underground
40. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero
41. The Killers – Somebody Told Me
42. Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control
43. Coldplay – Clocks
44. Battles – Atlas
45. Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up Look Sharp
46. Mogwai – Friend Of The Night
47. Britney Spears – Toxic
48. Sebastien Teller – Le Ritournelle
49. Jay-Z – 99 Problems
50. Kasabian – Empire
51. Klaxons – Magick
52. The Shins – New Slang
53. Libertines – Time For Heroes
54. Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
55. The Sleepy Jackson – Good Dancers
56. The Coral – Dreaming Of You
57. Elbow – One Day Like This
58. Radiohead – Everything In It’s Right Place
59. Interpol – Evil
60. Rigina Spektor – Us
61. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
62. The Long Blonds – Giddy Stratopheres
63. Babyshambles – Fuck Forever
64. Jamie T – Sheila
65. Wolfman & Pete Doherty – For Lovers
66. Friendly Fires – Paris
67. The Vines – Highly Evolved
68. Kings Of Leon – Red Morning Light
69. Super Furry Animals – Slow Life
70. Primal Scream – Accelerator
71. Kelis – Milkshake
72. The Knife – Heartbeat
73. Eminem – Without Me
74. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
75. TV On The Radio – Staring At The Sun
76. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
77. The Cribs – Men S Needs
78. Glasvegas – Daddy S Gone
79. Muse – Plug In Baby
80. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love
81. Fuck Buttons – Olympians
82. Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
83. Destiny S Child – Independent Woman Pt1
84. Pulp – Bad Cover Versions
85. Yeasayer – Sunrise
86. Foals – Balloons
87. Black Lips – Katrina
88. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea
89. Beck – Chemtrails
90. Jay-Z – Empite State Of Mind
91. CSS – Let S Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
92. Johnny Cash – Hurt
93. Gang Gang Dance – House Dance
94. Animal Collective – My Girls
95. The Killers – All The Things I Ve Done
96. Oasis – The Shock Of The Lightning
97. Sugarbabes – Round Round
98. Morrissey – Irish Blood, English Heart
99. The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
100. Maximo Park – Apply Some Pressure


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NME – The 50 Greatest Debut Albums Ever
Published 6th November 2010


1960. Joan Baez – Joan Baez
1961. The Shadows – The Shadows
1962. Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan
1963. The Beatles – Please Please Me
1964. Dusty Springfield – A Girl Called Dusty
1965. The Who – My Generation
1966. The Mothers Of Invention – Freak Out
1967. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground
1968. The Band – Music From Big Pink
1969. The Stooges – The Stooges
1970. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
1971. Thin Lizzy – Thin Lizzy
1972. Neu! – Neu!
1973. New York Dolls – New York Dolls
1974. Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets
1975. Patti Smith – Horses
1976. Ramones – Ramones
1977. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks…
1978. Devo – Q: Are We No Men? A: We Are Devo!
1979. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
1980. Killing Joke – Killing Joke
1981. Dépêche Mode – Speak And Spell
1982. ABC – The Lexicon Of Love
1983. R.E.M. – Murmur
1984. The Smiths – The Smiths
1985. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy
1986. Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill
1987. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
1988. My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
1989. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
1990. The La’s – The La’s
1991. Massive Attack – Blue Lines
1992. Manic Street Preachers – Generation Terrorists
1993. Suede – Suede
1994. Oasis – Definite Maybe
1995. Elastica – Elastica
1996. Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic
1997. Roni Size – New Forms
1998. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
1999. Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
2000. Coldplay – Parachutes
2001. The Strokes – Is This It
2002. The Libertines – Up The Bracket
2003. Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner
2004. Kanye West – The College Dropout
2005. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2006. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
2007. Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
2008. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
2009. The XX – The XX

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NME Classic Albums & Singles

This Section Has Been Added Due To Popular Demand. Unfortunately I Only Started Adding Them In October 2006. The Feature Began In NME Early 2006. So Many Thanks To Masafumi Shikanai [Martians@Bf6.So-Net.Ne.Jp] For Sending The Missing Entrees. The Feature Ended In March 2007.

ALBUMS

• New York Dolls - New York Dolls,1973
• Dry - PJ Harvey,1992
• Metal Box - Public Image Ltd,1979
• Around The World In A Day - Prince & The Revolution,1985
• Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones,1968
• Nuggets:Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 - Various,1972
• Maggot Brain - Funkadelic,1971
• A Northern Soul - The Verve,1995
• Axis:Bold As Love - The Jimi Hendrix Experience,1967
• Hounds Of Love - Kate Bush,1985
• Odessey & Oracle - The Zombies,1968
• The Pleasure Principle - Gary Newman,1979
• The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Pink Floyd,1967
• Bandwagonesque - Teenage Fanclub,1991
• Spunk - Sex Pistols,1976
• The Head On The Door - The Cure,1985
• Forever Changes - Love,1967
• Reirn In Blood - Slayer,1986
• Dusty In Memphis - Dusty Springfield,1969
• This Is Hardcore - Pulp,1998
• Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John,1975
• Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen,1984
• Deserter's Songs - Mercury Rev,1998
• Experience - The Prodigy,1992
• The Who Sell Out - The Who,1967
• Sandinista! - The Clash,1980
• The Man-Machine - Kraftwerk,1978
• Pretenders - Pretenders,1980
• The Human League - Travelogue,1980
• Various - C86 - 1986
• Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go - 1996
• Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man - 1971
• The Doors - LA Woman - 1971
• Lou Reed - Berlin - 1973
• The Breeders - Last Splash - 1993
• James Brown - Live At The Apollo - 1963
• David Bowie - Stationtostation - 1976
• The Velvet Underground - Loaded - 1970
• Bob Dylan - Desire - 1976
• NEU! - NEU! - 1972
• Sonic Youth - Sister - 1987
• Nick Drake - Bryter Later - 1970

Singles

• The Weeping Song - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds,1990
• Kinky Afro - Happy Mondays,1990
• Angel Interceptor - Ash,1995
• Caught By The Fuzz - Supergrass,1994
• (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon,1980
• There She Goes - The La's,1990
• Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders,1979
• I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles,1963
• Sure Shot - Beastie Boys,1994
• All Together Now - The Farm,1990
• The Power Of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood,1984
• Merry Christmas Everybody - Shakin' Stevens,1986
• My Girl - Madness,1980
• My Star - Ian Brown,1998
• Trampoline - Julian Cope,1987
• Nancy Boy - Placebo,1997
• Telegram Sam - T Rex,1972
• Killing An Arab - The Cure,1979
• There's No Other Way - Blur,1991
• Brimful Of Asha - Cornershop,1997
• Billie Jean - Michael Jackson,1983
• Yellow - Coldplay,2000
• Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP - Yeah Yeah Yeahs,2002
• Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack,1991
• The Modern Age EP - The Strokes,2001
• Darts Of Pleasure - Franz Ferdinand,2003
• Purple Rain - Prince,1984
• Llanfwrog EP - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci,1995
• All In The Mind - Verve,1992
• Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers,1990
• Going Underground - The Jam,1980
• Rocks - Primal Scream,1994
• Champion Versions - The Beta Band,1997
• Shine On - The House Of Love,1987
• Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana,1991
• Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads,1985
• Come To Daddy - Aphex Twin,1997
• 100% - Sonic Youth,1992
• Lady Madonna/The Inner Light - The Beatles,1968
• The Only One I Know - The Charlatans,1990
• Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello,1979
• Golden Brown - The Stranglers,1982
• Panic - The Smiths,1986
• Yes - Mcalmont & Butler,1995
• My Legendary Girlfriend - Pulp,1991
• Dancing Queen - ABBA,1976
• Country House - Blur,1995
• Roll With It - Oasis,1995
• Walk This Way - Run-DMC,1986
• Stereo - Pavement,1997
• The Sidewinders Sleeps Tonite - REM,1993
• There She Goes - The La's,1990
• Roxanne - The Police,1979
• The Way I Am - Eminem,2000
• Devil's Haircut - Beck,1996
• God! Show Me Magic - Super Furry Animals,1996
• This Is The Modern World - The Jam,1977
• Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas,1964
• Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Sprit,1991


The Classic Single Feature Took A Rest In November 2006!

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NME Hall Of Fame - The Greatest Albums Ever!

This Short Lived Feature Began On 17 March 2007 And Is Expected To Run For 50 Issues (But Not Necessarily Consecutive Weeks). The Hall Of Fame Rules Are:

1) Albums Must Be Over 10 Years Old.
2) Have Influenced The Next Generation.
3) Still Sound As Fresh Today.
4) Albums Are In No Particular Order.

• Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique - 1989
• The Clash - London's Calling - 1979
• Primal Scream - Screamadelica - 1991
• Wire - Pink Flag - 1977
• Blondie - Parallel Lines - 1978
• Joy Division - Closer - 1980
• Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish - 1993
• Marvin Gaye - What's Going On - 1971
• The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead - 1986
• Gang Of Four - Entertainment - 1979
• Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express - 1977
• Bjork - Debut - 1993
• Pixies - Doolittle - 1989


This Feature Seems To Have Gone AWOL!