50 Albums NME Writers And Readers Want To See Played In Full

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50 Albums NME Writers And Readers Want To See Played In Full

NME cover stars Manic Street Preachers have been talking again about playing their classic 1994 album 'The Holy Bible' in full. What other albums would NME readers and writers want to see played live in their entirety? Twitter's @aimee_122 was keen for 'The Holy Bible', but summed up a key issue with her comment: "And while I'm wishing for the impossible: WITH Richey, of course!"

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Reader Carl Barnes would love to see Nirvana's 'Nevermind': "impossible as that idea is now, you know it'd leave you breathless." The closest we've come to this since Kurt Cobain's death was at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April 2014, where the surviving members of the band played with the likes of Lorde, Kim Gordon and St Vincent up front.

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Primal Scream, 'XTRMNTR' WLDN'T THT B MZNG, says NME writer Matt Horton. “For all the occasional merits of this year's 'More Light' and 2002's 'Evil Heat', Primal Scream haven't released an end-to-end beast of an album since 'XTRMNTR' at the turn of the millennium.”

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Kate Bush - 'The Kick Inside' “Hearing 'Wuthering Heights' live which would be like swimming with dolphins or visiting the pyramids or seeing the Northern Lights or one of the other wonders of the world,” says NME’s Lucy Jones.

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Mogwai – 'Young Team' Laura Snapes would love to see 'Young Team', in full, “complete with Mari Myren reading the translation of a Norwegian student paper review of the band, Barry Burns' weird backmasking, Aidan Moffat singing 'R U Still In 2 It', and re-enactments of the fake prank calls about inter-band fights.”

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Elastica - 'Elastica' "In a world where reunions are tediously predictable as soon as a band breaks up, Elastica's would easily be the most exciting and worthwhile," says Rhian Daly.

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Tears For Fears - 'Songs From The Big Chair' NME's Dan Stubbs wants to see “an album that skirts the bounds of credibility with overblown production and squealing saxophones, but always stays on the right side”.

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Madonna - 'The Immaculate Collection' Nick Levine picks this classic by Madonna, saying “imagine a gig that included 'Like A Prayer' and 'Vogue' and 'Holiday' and 'Into The Groove'.” Hard to argue with that.

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Aphex Twin - 'Drukqs' "The fact that Mr. Richard D. James barely ever plays live any more would make it all the more special,” writes Al Horner.

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Daft Punk - 'Random Access Memories' “Following their disco reinvention, and with Pharrell and the inimitable Nile Rodgers joined by Giorgio Moroder and the rest of the all-star cast that made the record such a trip, this would be the sort of show you'd be telling your grandkids about in hushed tones for decades to come,” writes Kevin EG Perry.

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Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ was nominated by NME's Greg Cochrane. "Not his biggest-seller but undisputedly his best album," he says. "I'd love to see it - guests 'n' all - played out with Ye presiding over it like a tortured conductor. It'd be spectacular, and exhausting."

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David Bowie - 'Station to Station' Now on to the albums you suggested. @NickZPollard on Twitter went for Bowie’s ‘Station To Station’, writing “1. It’s my fave Bowie album and 2. It would mean that he was playing live again!” True dat

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The Smiths regularly top polls of the bands we’d most like to see reform, so no surprises that there were a lot of votes for their masterpiece ‘The Queen Is Dead’. Forget the autobiography, Mozza, and get on this.

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Over on Twitter, 'That Metal Man' made a big shout for Kiss - 'Destroyer'.

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At the other end of the musical spectrum, @Jack_HardwickSP would like to see Coldplay – Parachutes in full.

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While The Manic Shine nominated Pink Floyd's classic 'Wish You Were Here'.

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Halloween Jack, aka ‏@nikidoog. asked: "Got to be Ziggy. Can u sort it out for me please." Believe us, if we could get David Bowie to play 'Ziggy Stardust' in full, we wouldn't do anything else.

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Rhys Hawke, ‏@ThatsMeTweeting, was among those of you who nominated The Killers - 'Hot Fuss'.

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Somebody voted for almost every album Muse have ever released, with 'Showbiz' particularly popular.

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If Pulp are to return once more, a few of you would relish seeing their Britpop-killing album 'This Is Hardcore' in full.

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Commenting on NME.com, Boy.Matinee.Idol wrote: "Neil Young - On The Beach. It'd be utterly spellbinding. The whole band could be on for most of it, playing all those genius, rarely heard gems, but having Neil, on his own, doing "Ambulance Blues" right at the end? Fuck me would that be unbelievable."

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NME.com reader aaron24wood suggested: Mansun - Six. "I mean, I would also take Attack Of The Grey Lantern or Little Kix, but I wouldn't just give every penny I had, but also body parts to see Six performed in full."

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NME.com reader simon.l.vickers said: "Muse did Origins of Symmetry at Leeds fest a couple of year ago but I'd definitely love to hear Absolution."

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Also on NME.com, randomchapstick commented: "Oasis - Be Here Now, because its tracks were so neglected even though it's a great album. My dream is a live version of I Hope, I Think, I Know."

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Over on NME's Facebook, Jason Parkes said that if I could see one artist play one LP in full it would be: Henry's Dream by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. "Mainly as the original LP is fine, but let down by the production and everytime I've seen them live, those songs always seem better."

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Lots of votes for Queens Of The Stone Age's epic 'Songs For The Deaf'. @ScottDCoates said: "Minds would be blown." @ThatGeoffChap added: "There are others, but this one is feasible (they're alive for a start). With Dave Grohl on drums!"

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@MsEmmaGill on Twitter was among those of you shouting for a live run through of Weezer - 'Pinkerton'. Come on, Rivers!

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Luke Cutliffe on Facebook wants Mike Skinner to dust off The Streets and play his incredible debut 'Original Pirate Material' in full.

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NME’s Andy Welch’s suggestion of Nick Drake’s ‘Bryter Layter’ was well supported on Twitter - but of course sadly he’s been dead since 1974. One for the hologram festival, perhaps?

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Unsurprisingly The Strokes’s era-shaking debut ‘Is This It?’ was requested by half-a-dozen or so different people. As good as much of their later material has been, this would be truly special – but as they haven’t even toured their most recent album this could be a big ask.

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The Clash’s ‘London Calling‘ was a popular choice, and the double LP would certainly represent value for money. Mick Jones and Paul Simonon still play regularly in various different projects and Topper Headon might be game, but we’re going to have to get cracking on the Joe Strummer hologram.

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Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ was another record that was much in demand from NME readers on Facebook and Twitter. Roger Waters has toured the album in its entirety within the last decade, but it would be even more impressive if the old band were back together.

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Oasis’ 1994 debut ‘Definitely Maybe’ was in high demand – and it would certainly be a thrill to see the Gallaghers reunite to tear through tracks like ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’, ‘Supersonic’ and ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’. Next year is the 20th anniversary… will they make it happen?

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As much as we’re loving ‘AM’, it would be difficult to resist Arctic Monkeys playing ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ in full, and lots of you voted for it. Alex would have to cut the quiff off to complete the look, though.

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If The Libertines could ever be persuaded back together – perhaps by luring Pete in with a trail of lovely drugs – many of you said you’d want to hear their ramshackle debut ‘Up The Bracket’ in full. That would be really something.

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Lots of you, including @creamycanarie98 and @zlggystardust on Twitter, voted for My Bloody Valentine’s epic and beautiful wall-of-noise ‘Loveless’. We hope you’ve brought your ear plugs, it’s gonna get loud.

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@RuaidhriPadraig and @carloskromero on Twitter were among those of you nominating Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. But will you still be saying that after you hear ‘Reflektor’?

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No surprises that Oasis - 'What's The Story) Morning Glory?' came up again and again in our Facebook comments. A classic.

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Quite a few shouts on Twitter for this one, as @LouisJopling put it: "I'd love to see The Verve do Urban Hymns all the way through. Huge album."

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Quite a few of you named The White Album (or rather 'The Beatles') as the album you'd liked to hear in full. Even more of you displayed your inner Alan Partridge by nominating 'The Best Of The Beatles'.

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Lots and lots of votes for 'Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols'. Sid Vicious wouldn't be able to play, of course, but then he never really could anyway.

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Several of you used your computers to nominate Radiohead's 'OK Computer'. NME's Lucy Jones may have ended up voting for Kate Bush but you can be sure she'd be there if this happened.

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Loads of votes for The Stone Roses - 'The Stone Roses', including from Russ Patterson ‏on Twitter who called picking one album a "brutally difficult question". Maybe Ian Brown & co. have the answer?

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Primal Scream have played 'Screamadelica' live, but loads of you still nominated it. As Travellers Tunes ‏put it on Twitter: "Seeing Screamadelica at Bestival was mind blowing. defo that again."

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"can we call "Funeral" by Arcade Fire a classic album?" asked ‏@BadNarrator on Twitter. "Yep I think we can. So I would like to listen to it". We wholeheartedly agree.

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Paul McQuilter on Facebook was among those to nominate Kasabian's first album.

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Jim Haworth on Facebook suggested: The Cure "Kiss me Kiss me Kiss me"

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Lee Cocking on Facebook would kick things off with The Prodigy's 'Music For The Jilted Generation'.

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On Twitter, @BerniceC, @RobSealy and @hillviewspecial all nominated The Rolling Stones' 'Exile on Main St.' It's a huge shout that NME's Kevin EG Perry agrees with 100%.

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Fun for all the family to finish: Fleetwood Mac - 'Rumours' would be one everyone could enjoy, and was nominated by too many of you to mention.

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