These New Puritans’ ‘Hidden’ crowned NME’s album of 2010

Plus Foals' 'Spanish Sahara' crowned best track

These New Puritans‘ latest album ‘Hidden’ has been crowned NME‘s Album Of The Year for 2010.

The band saw off competition from Arcade Fire and Beach House to win the honour, voted for by NME writers.

Foals‘Spanish Sahara’ was crowned Best Track, with MIA‘s ‘XXXO’ coming second.


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NME‘s Top Ten Albums Of 2010 are:

1. These New Puritans – ‘Hidden’
2. Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’
3. Beach House – ‘Teen Dream’
4. LCD Soundsystem – ‘This Is Happening’
5. Laura Marling – ‘I Speak Because I Can’
6. Foals – ‘Total Life Forever’
7. Zola Jesus – ‘Stridulum II’
8. Salem – ‘King Night’
9. Liars – ‘Sisterworld’
10. The Drums – ‘The Drums’

NME‘s Top Ten Tracks Of 2010 are:


1. Foals – ‘Spanish Sahara’
2. MIA – ‘XXXO’
3. Janelle Monae – ‘Tightrope’
4. Kanye West – ‘Power’
5. Arcade Fire – ‘We Used To Wait’
6. Gorillaz – ‘Stylo’
7. Surfer Blood – ‘Swim’
8. Grinderman – ‘Heathen Child’
9. Zola Jesus – ‘Night’
10. The Fall – ‘Bury Pts 2 +4’

Get this week’s issue of NME, available on UK newsstands now or digitally worldwide, for new write-ups about the albums and tracks of the year and interviews with the artists who made the cut.

Plus tune to NME TV to watch a special rundown of the Top Ten albums hosted by our staff. Tune in at 9pm (GMT) on Wednesday (December 1), the same time on Friday (3) or again at 10pm on Sunday (5).

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