Me and the NME

I don’t really “get” the NME and I don’t think that really matters to either of us. But I find The NME Top 50 albums of the decade suprisingly relevant and in line with my taste/record collection. I could argue about the actual ranking and some of the individual records, but overall I would recommend this to anyone wanting to catch up on good music of the last 10 years. Find the top 20 here, or the full top 50 at

1. The Strokes ‘Is This It’
2. The Libertines ‘Up The Bracket’
3. Primal Scream ‘XTRMNTR’
4. Arctic Monkeys ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Fever To Tell’
6. PJ Harvey ‘Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea’
7. Arcade Fire ‘Funeral’
8. Interpol ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’
9. The Streets ‘Original Pirate Material’
10. Radiohead ‘In Rainbows’
11. At The Drive In ‘Relationship Of Command’
12. LCD Soundsystem ‘Sound Of Silver’
13. The Shins ‘Wincing The Night Away’
14. Radiohead ‘Kid A’
15. Queens Of The Stone Age ‘Songs For The Deaf’
16. The Streets ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’
17. Sufjan Stevens ‘Illinois’
18. The White Stripes ‘Elephant’
19. The White Stripes ‘White Blood Cells’
20. Blur ‘Think Tank’