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The 20 best debut albums of 2020

These artists made memorable first statements with their debut albums

The 50 best albums of 2020

We’ve collated our writers’ ‘best of’ lists and crunched the numbers in a big old music ranking machine. You can’t argue with science

The 50 best albums of 2019

End-of-year stuff is always a big deal for us here at NME, so it’s extremely exciting to unveil our pick of the best albums...

The 15 best debut albums of 2017

It's clearly Grime Time. As the latest, reinvigorating wave of UK rappers unleashed their debut albums onto 2017 in a hail of 'blud's and...

The ultimate 50 best albums of 2016: We crunched every end-of-year poll into one mega list

It's now far enough into 2016 that all of the end of year lists are out – including NME's own 50 best albums of 2016 – and...

The best debut albums of 2016

If the top end of many end-of-year album lists hailed 2016 as a prime year for cutting-edge rap and pop, isolating the best debut...

NME’s best albums and tracks of 1975

Albums Of The Year 1 Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks 2Bob Marley And The Wailers Natty Dread 3Bob Marley And The Wailers Live 4Little Feat The Last Record Album 5Nils Lofgren Nils Lofgren 6Bob Dylan The...

NME’s best albums and tracks of 1976

Albums Of The Year 1 Bob Dylan Desire 2Bavid Bowie Station To Station 3Dr Feelgood Stupidity 4Graham Parker Heat Treatment 5The Ramones The Ramones 6Blue Oyster Cult Agents Of Fortune 7Kate & Anna McGarrigle Kate & Anna McGarrigle 8Jackson Browne The...

NME’s best albums and tracks of 1977

Albums Of The Year 1 David Bowie Heroes 2Ian Dury New Boots And Panties 3Elvis Costello My Aim Is True 4Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks 5Television Marquee Moon 6Bob Marley Exodus 7The Clash The Clash 8Iggy Pop Lust For Life 9The...

NME’s best albums and tracks of 1978

Albums Of The Year 1 Bruce Springsteen Darkness On The Edge Of Town 2The Jam All Mod Cons 3Elvis Costello This Year’s Model 4Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings And Food 5Culture Africa Stand Alone 6Peter...
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