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NME Top 50 Albums Of The Decade

With another year just around the corner it’s that time again where every media source known to man fills up their pages with their best of the year lists. First up is the NME and their always controversial Top Albums of the last 12 months. But with next year being 2010 (doesn’t it sound futuristic?) the clever indie sods have released their ‘Top 50 Albums Of The Decade’.

The list is made up of 100 music industry figures (how many people work at the NME again?) Bands such as Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Glasvegas, Paul Weller and Robert Smith are in there, as well as producers, label owners and NME staff past and present (naturally). The Strokes debut album ‘Is This It?’ released in 2001 is this decade's top of the pops.

There were other predictable high entries too: The Libertines, ‘Up The Bracket’ at 2; Arctic Monkeys, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not’ at 4; ‘Radiohead ‘In Rainbows’ at 10, and ‘Kid A’ at 14.

As always there are notable exceptions: there was no Sigur Ros or Gorillaz or Bon Iver - that will stir the music masses.

The only way to please everyone it seems, is to release a list called ‘Every Album Of The Noughties In No Particular Order’.

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 - The 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 - Illinoise
18. The White Stripes - Elephant
19. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
20. Blur - Think Tank
21. The Coral - The Coral
22. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
23. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
24. The Libertines - The Libertines
25. Rapture - Echoes
26. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
27. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
28. Johnny Cash - Man Comes Around
29. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
30. Elbow - Asleep In the Back
31. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
33. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
34. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
35. Babyshambles - Down in Albion
36. Spirtualized - Let It Come Down
37. The Knife - Silent Shout
38. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
39. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
40. Ryan Adams - Gold
41. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
42. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
43. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
44. Outkast - Loveboxxx/The Love Below
45. Avalanches - Since I Left You
46. Delgados - The Great Eastern
47. Brendan Benson - Lapalco
48. Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
49. Muse - Absolution
50. MIA - Arular

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