The new issue of NME is devoted to rating and celebrating the last 12 months in music. It’s on sale Wednesday 9 December, and here’s what’s in it.

The best albums and tracks of 2009.

In Live this week: Florence, Jarvis and Beth join forces in London.

Voting for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 is now open. Who’s in the running?

All about Lil Wayne’s massive new documentary.

All the funniest goings-on from the last seven days in music.