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: "This ethereal West Coast singer-songwriter, signed to the mighty True Panther Sounds label, is like an electro Joni Mitchell crossed with Cocteau Twins."
Essential Track: 'Apply'.