NME’s best albums and tracks of 1978

Albums Of The Year

9X-Ray Spex
Germ Free Adolescents

Tracks Of The Year

Ever Fallen In Love
2Public Image Ltd
Public Image
3Ian Dury
What A Waste
4Rolling Stones
Miss You
5Elvis Costello
Radio Radio
6Elvis Costello
I Don’t Want To Go To Chelsea
7Siouxsie And The Banshees
Hong Kong Garden
8The Clash
White Man In Hammersmith Palais
Shot By Both Sides
10Bryan Ferry
Sign Of The Times
  1. Evelyn “Champagne” King – Shame
  2. Ian Dury – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  3. Tom Robinson Band – Rising Free
  4. Devo – Satisfaction
  5. Subway Sect – Ambition
  6. Talking Heads – Take Me To The River
  7. The Fall – It’s The New Thing
  8. Nick Lowe – I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
  9. Buzzcocks – What Do I Get
  10. X Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents
  11. Wire – I Am The Fly
  12. Patti Smith – Because The Night
  13. Gang Of Four – Damaged Goods
  14. Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Know It All
  15. Allen Toussaint – Night People
  16. Sylvester – Mighty Real
  17. Thomas Leer – Private Plane
  18. The Mekons – Where Were You
  19. Captain Beefheart – Hard Workin’ Man
  20. Dr. Feelgood – Down At The Doctors