2011 has been another mentally busy year for NME’s crack team of photographers.

Making the most of their unprecendented access to bands across the globe, they’ve covered every inch of the music world over the last 12 months – from Camden to Williamsburg, Ibiza, Vancouver and of course Glastonbury – to capture endless digital reels of photographic excellence.

From feather fights with Metronomy to projectile puking courtesy of Cerebral Ballzy, via intimate portraits of Florence and The Horrors plus Gerard Way and Beyonce on stage they’ve caught it all. Jarvis at Glasto? Dave Grohl in the NME Awards moshpit? It’s all here.

NME’s Photo Director Marian Paterson has picked her favourites from the last year. Enjoy…

Photo: Ed Miles/NME
The Kills pose for, and with, the camera. Photo: Ed Miles/NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME
Beady Eye play an early gig live in Milan. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Photo: Danny North/NME
Biffy Clyro, supporting the Foo Fighters at Milton Keynes in July. Photo: Danny North/NME

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Arctic Monkeys pose in Florida earlier this year. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Nicki Minaj strikes an awesome pose for us in March. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Photo: Tom Martin/NME
Another quiet and restrained Fucked Up gig. This was captured for an On The Road feature in May. Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Kasabian pose for their cover shoot in September. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Photo: Danny North/NME
Crystal Castles tear up the NME Awards Tour 2011 in February. Photo: Danny North/NME

Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME
The Strokes strike an intimate pose a month before the release of ‘Angles’. Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

Photo: Amy Brammall/NME
Everyone needs to see Friendly Fires’ Ed Macfarlane’s dancing once in their life. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Photo: Pamela Littky/NME
Tuneyards’ Merrill Garbus gets acquainted with a pavement. Photo: Pamela Littky/NME

Photo: Roger Sargent/NME
Breakout band of the year The Vaccines get wet and wild. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Noel Gallagher takes a load off in London back in September. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Photo: Amy Brammall/NME
Glasvegas, live at Manchester Academy, May. Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

Photo: Roger Sargent/NME
Hurts get beseiged by crazy fans in July. Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Florence poses in London in September. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME
Kasabian live in June. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME
Yuck shot for an On The Road feature in Seattle. Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

Photo: Danny North/NME
Kaiser Chiefs at Glastonbury. Photo: Danny North/NME

Photo: David Edwards/NME
Patrick Wolf near his Southwark home in March. Photo: David Edwards/NME

Photo: Danny North/NME
One of the final Gallows shows with Frank Carter, Sonisphere. Photo: Danny North/NME

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME
The legendary Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. U2 are on there somewhere. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME
Beyonce closes Sunday night at Glastonbury. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Tyler, The Creator during his cover shoot sessions. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Photo: Matt Salacuse/NME
This one’s entitled ‘Cerebral And The Sick’. Photo: Matt Salacuse/NME

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME
Charlie Fink from Noah And The Whale chills in Ibiza in September. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Photo: Dan Dennison/NME
The Maccabees showcase material from their forthcoming album at Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Metronomy get feathered. Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME
Dave Grohl brings the epic Foo Fighters NME Awards show into our faces back in Feb. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Justice at London’s Russian Club Studios in September. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Grimes gets a Radar shoot, Dalston, August. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME
Beady Eye doing the Beady Eye thing. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Photo: Tom Martin/NME
Trash Talk stage dive at Download. Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
The Horrors, August 2011. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Photo: Tom Martin/NME
Los Campesinos shot for On The Road in November. Photo: Tom Martin/NME

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME
Laura Marling in July. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME
The Strokes onstage at Leeds. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
The Manic Street Preachers airbourne at T In The Park. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Photo: Ed Miles/NME
St Vincent poses in July for a feature. Photo: Ed Miles/NME

Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME
Blood Orange in Williamsburg, July. Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, one of our top new dance acts, poses in Oxford. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME
Muse live at Leeds. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME
My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way jumps in the air at Leeds. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME
Cats Eyes looking suitably gothic in March. Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME

Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME
Odd Future take Camden Crawl by storm. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME
The Drums back in June. Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME
Pulled Apart By Horses take the Manics’ stage jump and raise them five feet. This was shot at the summer’s Underage festival. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Arctic Monkeys live at London’s O2. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Photo: Danny North/NME
Slipknot take Sonisphere. Photo: Danny North/NME

Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME
Cerebral Ballzy live at the Camden Crawl. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME
Patrick Wolf on stage in Spain during an On The Road feature. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Photo: David Edwards/NME
Buzz band Tribes pose at Camden’s Dingwalls in June. Photo: David Edwards/NME

Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME
Miles Kane, London, Feb. Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

Photo: Dan Dennison/NME
DZ Deathrays play the Great Escape. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

Photo: Dan Dennison/NME
PJ Harvey does Primavera. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

Photo: Danny North/NME
Pulp play a secret show at Glastonbury. Photo: Danny North/NME