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NME Staff Pick Their Top 10 Greatest Albums Of All Time

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Posted on 22 Oct 13

 
NME Staff Pick Their Top 10 Greatest Albums Of All Time
 

In this week's NME we mark a new era of the magazine with a definitive list of the best 500 albums ever made. Alumni from across the NME generations were asked to submit lists of their favourite 50 albums of all time and from there our team of number-crunchers deduced the best. Here's a peek at some of the Top Tens from the NME office. You'll have to pick up the magazine to see which other albums took the prime spots...

Eve Barlow
1. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
2. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
3. The Beatles - Revolver
4. David Bowie - Station To Station
5. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
6. Joni Mitchell - Blue
7. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
8. Daft Punk - Discovery
9. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
10. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks

David Renshaw
1. The Strokes - Is This It?
2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
3. The White Stripes - The White Stripes
4. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
5. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
6. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
7. The Smiths - The Smiths
8. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
9. Weezer – Blue
10. Nirvana - In Utero


Dan Stubbs

1. Daft Punk - Discovery
2. The Beatles - The White Album
3. David Bowie - Let's Dance
4. Neil Young - After The Goldrush
5. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
6. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
7. The Knife - Deep Cuts
8. Pulp - His 'N' Hers
9. Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine
10. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Too Rye-Ay

Mark Beaumont
1. The Beatles - Revolver
2. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
3. Tindersticks - Tindersticks
4. The Beatles - The Beatles
5. Pixies - Doolittle
6. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
7. This Mortal Coil - Blood
8. The Wedding Present - Seamonsters
9. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
10. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

Tom Howard
1. Nirvana - In Utero
2. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
3. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
4. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
5. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
6. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
8. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
9. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
10. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

Rhian Daly
1. The Clash - London Calling
2. Blondie - Parallel Lines
3. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
4. John Lennon - Imagine
5. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
6. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
7. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
8. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
9. Nirvana - In Utero
10. Leonard Cohen - New Skin For The Old Ceremony

Lucy Jones
1. Radiohead - OK Computer
2. Radiohead - Kid A
3. Prince - Purple Rain
4. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
5. Pixies - Doolittle
6. Nas - Illmatic
7. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
9. Al Green - Let's Stay Together
10. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

Laura Snapes
1. The National - Boxer
2. The National - Alligator
3. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
4. The National - High Violet
5. Mogwai - Young Team
6. Papa M - Live From A Shark's Cage
7. The National - Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers
8. Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold
9. Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts Of The Great Highway
10. The Microphones - The Glow II

Kevin EG Perry
1. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
2. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
3. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
4. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
5. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
6. Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon
7. The Beatles - Revolver
8. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen
9. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
10. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

Mike Williams
1. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
2. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
3. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
4. Nirvana - In Utero
5. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
6. Jarcrew - Jarcrew
7. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
8. Nirvana - Nevermind
9. Bob Dylan - Desire
10. The Beatles - Revolver

Jenny Stevens
1. Patti Smith - Horses
2. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part
4. Sonic Youth - Goo
5. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
6. Pulp - His 'N' Hers
7. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
8. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
9. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
10. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Alan Woodhouse
1. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2. Television - Marquee Moon
3. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle
4. Love - Forever Changes
5. The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lan
6. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
7. REM - Murmur
8. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
9. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
10. Nick Drake - Bryter Later

Matt Wilkinson
The La's – The La's
The Beatles – Revolver
Jeff Buckley – Grace
The Beatles – The Beatles
AC/DC - Powerage
The Who – Live At Leeds
Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
Dexy's Midnight Runners – Don't Stand Me Down
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Rattlesnakes

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