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As anyone who's watched ‘High Fidelity’ knows, everyone loves a good list. Pick through NME's 100 Greatest Albums Of The Decade, Best Albums Of The Year and more, right here.

Blink-182's 10 Best Songs

BLINK-182'S 10 BEST SONGS

As Blink-182 plough ahead minus singer Tom Delonge, we plunder their greatest tracks to...

Kanye West's 10 Best Lyrics

KANYE WEST'S 10 BEST LYRICS

Kanye has a special gift for enraging stuffy conservatives and Beck-loving liberals...

Madonna's Top 10 Most Headline-Grabbing Quotes

MADONNA'S TOP 10 MOST HEADLINE-GRABBING QUOTES

The queen of pop has never been a stranger to controversy. Following her divisive...

Noel Gallagher's 10 Best Songs

NOEL GALLAGHER'S 10 BEST SONGS

With Oasis and as a solo artist, Noel Gallagher has written enough beer-swilling...

Mumford & Sons' Top 20 Songs - Ranked

MUMFORD & SONS' TOP 20 SONGS - RANKED

Ahead of new record ‘Wilder Mind’, Mumford & Sons have promised to burn down the...

Kendrick Lamar's 10 Best Lyrics

KENDRICK LAMAR'S 10 BEST LYRICS

'To Pimp a Butterfly' established Kendrick Lamar as the decade's eminent rapper, a...

20 Tracks To Ease The Harshest Of Hangovers

20 TRACKS TO EASE THE HARSHEST OF HANGOVERS

We've all had those mornings (well, late afternoons) when we've woken up, bleary eyed...

10 Reunions We Want To Happen ASAP

10 REUNIONS WE WANT TO HAPPEN ASAP

In recent years, we've seen a whole glut of legendary acts put their differences aside...

Muse: Their 10 Most Batshit Songs - Ranked

MUSE: THEIR 10 MOST BATSHIT SONGS - RANKED

As Muse line up their latest opus, 'Drones', we dive into their supermassive back...

Kurt Cobain's 10 Most Inspirational Quotes

KURT COBAIN'S 10 MOST INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

As well as venting for a bummed generation with Nirvana, Kurt Cobain left us a legacy...

Drake's 10 Most Lovelorn Lyrics

DRAKE'S 10 MOST LOVELORN LYRICS

In 2010, Drake crashed the emo hip-hop party with debut LP ‘Thank Me Later’, before...

Radiohead: 10 Geeky Facts About 'Creep'

RADIOHEAD: 10 GEEKY FACTS ABOUT 'CREEP'

There comes a time in every Radiohead fan's life when, having mainlined their fix of...

The Killers' 'Mr Brightside': 10 Of The Weirdest Covers

THE KILLERS' 'MR BRIGHTSIDE': 10 OF THE WEIRDEST COVERS

With its timeless riffs and tortured lyrics, The Killers' 'Mr Brightside' has inspired...

The Libertines: Their 10 Greatest Lyrics So Far

THE LIBERTINES: THEIR 10 GREATEST LYRICS SO FAR

With a new Libertines album on the horizon, here's a look back at their most evocative...

Indie Weddings Songs: 20 Tracks Perfect For Your First Dance

INDIE WEDDINGS SONGS: 20 TRACKS PERFECT FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE

You only (hopefully) get to do it once, so making the right choice for a first dance...

Deep Cuts: Florence's 10 Best Cover Versions (Apart From 'You've Got The Love')

DEEP CUTS: FLORENCE'S 10 BEST COVER VERSIONS (APART FROM 'YOU'VE GOT THE LOVE')

Everyone knows Florence and the Machine's epic cover of Candi Staton hit 'You've Got...

Liam Gallagher On Liam Gallagher: 10 Of His Best Quips

LIAM GALLAGHER ON LIAM GALLAGHER: 10 OF HIS BEST QUIPS

If there's one thing Liam Gallagher loves, it's Liam Gallagher. Who better, then, to...

10 Key Facts About Foo Fighters' 'Best Of You'

10 KEY FACTS ABOUT FOO FIGHTERS' 'BEST OF YOU'

It's nearly ten years since Foo Fighters released their seminal anthem 'Best Of You'...

The Best Of Blur: Damon's 25 Finest Lyrics

THE BEST OF BLUR: DAMON'S 25 FINEST LYRICS

Excited for 'The Magic Whip?' Well, you certainly should be. But if April 27 seems like...

Oasis' 10 Best Covers - from Slade To (Of Course) The Beatles

OASIS' 10 BEST COVERS - FROM SLADE TO (OF COURSE) THE BEATLES

Over the years, the Gallagher brothers have taken on a fair whack of classic tracks -...

Arctic Monkeys' Top Ten Album Tracks (No Singles Allowed)

ARCTIC MONKEYS' TOP TEN ALBUM TRACKS (NO SINGLES ALLOWED)

Sure, everyone loves 'Do I Wanna Know?' and 'Fluorescent Adolescent', but Arctic...

Must Try Harder: 75 Terrible Album Sleeves

MUST TRY HARDER: 75 TERRIBLE ALBUM SLEEVES

Cover art can be a beautiful thing. From 'Sgt Pepper...' to the Velvet Underground's...

Florence + The Machine: 25 Of Her Best Lyrics

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: 25 OF HER BEST LYRICS

Death. Love. Sex. Religion. When it comes to lyrics, Florence Welch isn't afraid to...

Surreal Album Covers: 20 Of The Best

SURREAL ALBUM COVERS: 20 OF THE BEST

For when 'The White Album's stark simplicity just doesn't cut it, here are 20...

Scandal! 40 Of Music's Most Controversial Moments

SCANDAL! 40 OF MUSIC'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOMENTS

As Pete Doherty's frequent court trips will attest, musicians aren't above the law. But...

Miley, Matt Cardle And More: 30 Of The Worst Cover Versions Ever

MILEY, MATT CARDLE AND MORE: 30 OF THE WORST COVER VERSIONS EVER

Maybe it's ego, maybe it's booze or maybe it's just a complete dislocation from...

50 Of The Best Festival Performances Ever

50 OF THE BEST FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES EVER

Blur at Glasto? Arctic Monkeys at Reading and Leeds? Stone Roses at Spike Island?...

30 Motivational Songs To Jump Start Your Day

30 MOTIVATIONAL SONGS TO JUMP START YOUR DAY

We all need a little help in the morning sometimes, and who better to give you that...

Instruments Speak Louder Than Words: 30 Killer Instrumentals

INSTRUMENTS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS: 30 KILLER INSTRUMENTALS

All the acts on this list feature fine singers with admirable talents, but here are the...

15 Triumphant Homecoming Gigs, From Oasis to Muse

15 TRIUMPHANT HOMECOMING GIGS, FROM OASIS TO MUSE

There's nothing like a hometown crowd to kick a gig into the next dimension and it's no...

Nicky Wire's Most Memorable Quips

NICKY WIRE'S MOST MEMORABLE QUIPS

James Dean Bradfield might be the frontman, but Manic Street Preachers' bassist Nicky...

Dave Grohl's 15 Best Collaborations

DAVE GROHL'S 15 BEST COLLABORATIONS

Dave Grohl may have chalked up two of the world's biggest rock bands on his CV (Nirvana...

Music To De-Stress To: NME Readers Pick Their Choices

MUSIC TO DE-STRESS TO: NME READERS PICK THEIR CHOICES

In times of turmoil (or when you're just getting really angsty waiting for the bus),...

30 Of The Greatest Concert Films, From Led Zeppelin to Nirvana And More

30 OF THE GREATEST CONCERT FILMS, FROM LED ZEPPELIN TO NIRVANA AND MORE

From The Velvet Underground directed by Andy Warhol to LCD Soundsystem's final farewell...

20 Of The Most Controversial Music Videos Ever

20 OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL MUSIC VIDEOS EVER

Sex! Drugs! Rock'n'roll! Here are 20 music videos that would make your mother blush...

Liam Gallagher - A Career In Quotes

LIAM GALLAGHER - A CAREER IN QUOTES

Motormouth Mancunian Liam G has been one of music's most outspoken and hilarious...

50 Great Fictional Characters In Music - Chosen By You

50 GREAT FICTIONAL CHARACTERS IN MUSIC - CHOSEN BY YOU

From Eleanor Rigby to Major Tom - NME readers pick the best fictional characters at the...

Musicians And Their Side Projects: 30 Of The Best

MUSICIANS AND THEIR SIDE PROJECTS: 30 OF THE BEST

They might be more known for their day jobs, but these musicians have got more than one...

Courtney Love: 30 Of Her Most Candid Quotes

COURTNEY LOVE: 30 OF HER MOST CANDID QUOTES

Say what you will about Courtney Love but whether revealing plans for a Kurt Cobain...

Small But Perfectly Formed: 50 Must-Have EPs

SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED: 50 MUST-HAVE EPS

Good things come in small packages as they say, and there's none finer proof than this...

The 50 Greatest Live Albums Ever

THE 50 GREATEST LIVE ALBUMS EVER

Keeping the thrill of a live performance when putting it onto tape is a tricky art -...

50 Mysterious Pseudonyms Adopted By Your Favourite Bands

50 MYSTERIOUS PSEUDONYMS ADOPTED BY YOUR FAVOURITE BANDS

Next time you see a listing for Spaniel, Spaniel, Lombard and Razzcocks, we'd suggest...

20 Rolling Stones Name-Checks From Other Artists

20 ROLLING STONES NAME-CHECKS FROM OTHER ARTISTS

Proof that you're a massive band? Get a name-check from another artist in their song....

30 Incredible Album Closers, Picked By NME Readers

30 INCREDIBLE ALBUM CLOSERS, PICKED BY NME READERS

Sure, it's great to leap out of the starting blocks, but a really timeless album will...

25 Break-Up Albums To Tug At Your Heartstrings

25 BREAK-UP ALBUMS TO TUG AT YOUR HEARTSTRINGS

There's nothing like a romantic relationship dashed to bring out a musician's most...

30 Double Albums You Need To Hear

30 DOUBLE ALBUMS YOU NEED TO HEAR

Proving that sometimes more is more, here are 30 of the music world's finest double...

Morrissey's 50 Most Memorable Quotes

MORRISSEY'S 50 MOST MEMORABLE QUOTES

Never one to shy away from stating his opinions, Stephen Patrick Morrissey has been...

50 Awesome Music Moments on TV Shows

50 AWESOME MUSIC MOMENTS ON TV SHOWS

From guest stars to gigs, soundtracks to spoofs - loads of your favourite TV shows have...

The Greatest Bassists Of All Time - As Chosen By You

THE GREATEST BASSISTS OF ALL TIME - AS CHOSEN BY YOU

Kim Deal? Mani? Macca? Which four-string maestro gets your vote?

The 50 Worst Album Titles Ever

THE 50 WORST ALBUM TITLES EVER

Just because you can call an album 'Hey Man, Smell My Finger', doesn't mean you...

Alex Turner: His 35 Greatest Lyrics So Far

ALEX TURNER: HIS 35 GREATEST LYRICS SO FAR

Over the last decade, Alex Turner has proven himself to be one of Britain's finest...

Music's Greatest Losses, Remembered

MUSIC'S GREATEST LOSSES, REMEMBERED

Today's musicians pay tribute to the people that inspired them, who are sadly no longer...

The Greatest Indie Labels Of All Time

THE GREATEST INDIE LABELS OF ALL TIME

20 indie imprints you need to know.

40 Essential Manic Street Preachers Tracks

40 ESSENTIAL MANIC STREET PREACHERS TRACKS

The Welsh heroes have had tonnes of hits - but which are the best?

100 Lost Albums You Need To Know

100 LOST ALBUMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

100 cult classics that deserve your love, picked by NME writers and your favourite bands

25 Memorable Rock 'n' Roll Bust-Ups

25 MEMORABLE ROCK 'N' ROLL BUST-UPS

It's not easy, being in a band, and often tempers flare. Here's 25 of the most...

Muse: Matt Bellamy's Top 10 Greatest Lyrics

MUSE: MATT BELLAMY'S TOP 10 GREATEST LYRICS

Muse are back in 2015 with a new album and host of big festival headline performances -...

Oasis Lyrics: Their Top 10 Best Lines

OASIS LYRICS: THEIR TOP 10 BEST LINES

The Gallaghers' most iconic lines exposed and explored...

101 Albums To Hear Before You Die

101 ALBUMS TO HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE

These days, there's more good music available at your fingertips than you could ever...

100 Best Songs Of The 00s

100 BEST SONGS OF THE 00S

The turn of the century may have begun with a glut of Toploader and Travis-shaped...

100 Best Songs Of The 1990s

100 BEST SONGS OF THE 1990S

Ahhh, the 90s. A decade of laddy excess, musical class battles (hey Blur v Oasis), US...

100 Best Songs Of The 1980s

100 BEST SONGS OF THE 1980S

From C86 twee to bombastic stadium rock, shoulder pads and polished pop to acid house -...

100 Best Songs of the 1970s

100 BEST SONGS OF THE 1970S

The Sex Pistols and The Clash searing out of London's disaffected underground. Marc...

100 Best Songs of the 1960s

100 BEST SONGS OF THE 1960S

OK OK, we all know The Beatles - but the 60s were far more than just John, Paul, George...

50 Of The Greatest Producers Ever

50 OF THE GREATEST PRODUCERS EVER

Producers are an often overlooked but always integral part of the recording process....

100 Best Songs Of The 1950s

100 BEST SONGS OF THE 1950S

The first decade that really put rock'n'roll into the real world, the 1950s might not...

50 Most Explosive Choruses

50 MOST EXPLOSIVE CHORUSES

A great chorus is like take-off: the bit in the song that makes you a) sing, b) cry, or...

50 Greatest Guitar Solos

50 GREATEST GUITAR SOLOS

Jimmy Page. Jack White. Jimi Hendrix: some of the music world's greatest ever...

50 Best Tracks Of 2011

50 BEST TRACKS OF 2011

It's been another spectacular year for music, but what were the highlights? Here's our...

50 Best Music Videos Of 2011

50 BEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2011

2011 has been a memorable year for music video. From Best Coast to Beyonce, Azealia...

50 Worst Music Videos Ever

50 WORST MUSIC VIDEOS EVER

Old women dancing, over-animated tweens, over-sexed jocks, it's all here. We present...

150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years

150 BEST TRACKS OF THE PAST 15 YEARS

NME.com has been running for more than fifteen years now, and in that time we've seen...

100 Greatest Music Videos

100 GREATEST MUSIC VIDEOS

Whether it's Jacko creating a mini-movie with 'Thriller', Madonna causing uproar with...

Ultimate Cult Heroes

ULTIMATE CULT HEROES

As featured in the 28 May issue of NME...

25 Stunning Live Collaborations

25 STUNNING LIVE COLLABORATIONS

It's like the song says: it takes two to make a thing go right. So here's a run-down of...

50 Druggiest Albums Ever

50 DRUGGIEST ALBUMS EVER

As featured in the February 5 issue of NME, we present the most wired, warped...

Darkest Albums Ever: 50 Of The Best

DARKEST ALBUMS EVER: 50 OF THE BEST

Originally featured in the 22 January issue of NME, it's the 50 most depressing (but...

20 New Acts For 2011

20 NEW ACTS FOR 2011

As featured in the January New Music Issue of NME, here are the 20 acts we're...

50 Best Music Videos Of 2010

50 BEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2010

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50 Best Tracks Of 2010

50 BEST TRACKS OF 2010

Special offer: download any of our 50 tracks of the year from

Christmas Gift Guide

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Stuck for ideas this Christmas? Got loads of people to buy for but lacking inspiration?...

50 Greatest Debut Albums

50 GREATEST DEBUT ALBUMS

This is NME’s celebration of the best debut albums from the last 50 years. It's not a...

Cool List 2010

COOL LIST 2010

It's NME's favourite time of year, as we herald the dudes du jour....

50 Best New Bands Of 2010

50 BEST NEW BANDS OF 2010

Now we're over halfway through the year, we thought it was high time we looked back and...

The Ultimate Summer Playlist

THE ULTIMATE SUMMER PLAYLIST

Summer is finally here, so what better time to ask a load of musicians to name the...

NME Festival Guide 2010

NME FESTIVAL GUIDE 2010

Festival season is almost upon us. Yay! But which one is best for you? ...

The Greatest Lyricists In The World Today

THE GREATEST LYRICISTS IN THE WORLD TODAY

Every generation needs its poets and here's the 23 musical scribes who define 2010....

The 10 Biggest Buzzes At SXSW

THE 10 BIGGEST BUZZES AT SXSW

There's no festival quite like South By Southwest. For four days a year, anyone with...

50 Awesome Music Movies

50 AWESOME MUSIC MOVIES

Some of the best pieces of cinema have been defined by music - whether they be biopics...

Music's 20 Greatest Cult Heroes

MUSIC'S 20 GREATEST CULT HEROES

The names you'll find here are musicians whose artistic ability - genius, in some cases...

NME's New Music Tips For 2010

NME'S NEW MUSIC TIPS FOR 2010

If you've seen the new issue you'll know it's...

50 Best Tracks of 2009

50 BEST TRACKS OF 2009

Welcome to the tracks that rocked our world over the past year. Disagree with our...

50 Best Albums of 2009

50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2009

Welcome to the albums that rocked our world over the past year. Disagree with our...

100 Tracks of the Decade

100 TRACKS OF THE DECADE

We've already shared our

The Top 100 Greatest Albums Of The Decade

THE TOP 100 GREATEST ALBUMS OF THE DECADE

The Top 100 albums released between January 2000 and December 2009, as voted for by NME...



 
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