NME Got It Wrong (for the most part)

Below you’ll find England’s NME’s Top Albums Of The Year, starting with 1974 and ending with 2011. Out of 37 years I agree with them 5 times on their #1 pick. My choice is in parenthesis next to their choice. Let me know what you think!

1974: Pretzel Logic – Steely Dan (E’s: Radio City, Big Star)

1975: Blood On The Tracks – Bob Dylan (E’s: A Night At The Opera, Queen)

1976: Desire – Bob Dylan (E’s: The Ramones Debut)

1977: Heroes – David Bowie: (E’s: My Aim Is True, Elvis Costello)

1978: Darkness On The Edge Of Town – Bruce Springsteen (E’s: Man Machine, Kraftwerk)

1979: Fear Of Music – Talking Heads (E’s: London Calling, The Clash)

1980: Closer – Joy Division (E’s: I Just Can’t Stop It, The Beat)

1981: Nightclubbing – Grace Jones (E’s: Dare, Human League)

1982: Midnight Love – Marvin Gaye (E’s: Lexicon Of Love, ABC)

1983: Punch The Clock – Elvis Costello (E’s: Soul Mining, The THE)

1984: Poet 2 – Bobby Womack (E’s: The Smiths, The Smiths)

1985: Rain Dogs – Tom Waits (E’s: Steve McQueen, Prefab Sprout)

1986: Parade – Prince & The Revolution (E’s: Please – Pet Shop Boys)

1987: Yo Bum Rush The Show – Public Enemy (E’s: Ditto)

1988: It Takes A Nation Of Millions.. – Public Enemy (E’s: Introspective – Pet Shop Boys)

1989: 3 Feet High & Rising – De La Soul (E’s: This Is The Day..The Hour..This Is. – Pop Will Eat Itself)

1990: Pills ‘N’ Thrills And Bellyaches – Happy Mondays (E’s: Ditto)

1991: Nevermind – Nirvana (E’s: Screamadelica, Primal Scream)

1992: Copper Blue – Sugar (E’s: Lazer Guided Melodies – Spiritualized)

1993: Debut – Bjork (E’s: Giant Steps, Boo Radleys)

1994: Definitely Maybe – Oasis (E’s: His ‘N’ Hers – Pulp)

1995: Maxinquaye – Tricky (E’s: Grand Prix – Teenage Fanclub)

1996: Beck – Odelay (E’s: Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Stereolab)

1997: Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating In Space (E’s: Ditto)

1998: Mercury Rev – Deserters Songs (E’s: Ditto)

1999: The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (E’s: Ditto)

2000: Queens Of The Stone Age – Rated R (E’s: The Sophtware Slump, Grandaddy)

2001: The Strokes ‘Is This It’ (Rough Trade) (E’s: Rings Around The World, Super Furry Animals)

2002: Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head (E’s: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Flaming Lips)

2003: The White Stripes – Elephant (E’s: Magic and Medicine, The Coral)

2004: Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (E’s: A Ghost Is Born, Wilco)

2005: Bloc Party – Silent Alarm (E’s: Z, My Morning Jacket)

2006: Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (E’s: The Information, Beck)

2007: Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future (E’s: Sound Of Silver, LCD Soundsystem)

2008: MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (E’s: ditto)

2009: The Horrors – Primary Colours (E’s: The Liberty Of Norton Folgate, Madness)

2010: These New Puritans – Hidden (E’s: This Is Happening, LCD Soundsystem)

2011: PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (E’s: The English Riviera, Metronomy)

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