Now we're over halfway through the year, we thought it was high time we looked back and rounded up the most exciting new acts to surface in 2010.
Here, then, are the 50 bands who've blown our minds over the past few months. Do you agree with our choices? Let us know who we've overlooked over on the Radar blog. You can also listen to every band on the list via our Soundcloud player.
Oh, and if you're in a new band yourself, make sure you sign up to NME Breakthrough - it's a great way of sharing your music with others and, just maybe, earning a write-up in the pages of NME.
From: Los Angeles.
NME said: "Piano chords rising from the synth swirls, freefalling harps and operatic croons like a beautiful apparition."
Essential track: 'She Was A Vision'.