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Every December, British music magazine NME compiles a list of what it considers the best albums of the year. It was started in 1974. The list is usually published in one of the issues sold before Christmas – in 2006 it was published in the issue for December the 9th. The companion list is NME single of the year.

The NME Album of the Year list is compiled by the music reviewers and independent journalists who work for the magazine and for NME.com. Each picks his or her top 20 albums of the year and hands them in to the editor. An album marked at Number One gets 20 points, Number Two gets 19 points and so on until the 20th, which gets one point. All of the points from the various top 20s are then gathered together and the overall favourites are worked out and ranked for publication in the official list. The album with the most points overall is Number One in the list, the one with the second most points is Number Two and so on.

No 1 albums by year

1974 - Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan

1975 - Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan

1976 - Desire - Bob Dylan

1977 - "Heroes" - David Bowie

1978 - Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen

1979 - Fear of Music - Talking Heads

1980 - Closer - Joy Division

1981 - Nightclubbing - Grace Jones

1982 - Midnight Love - Marvin Gaye

1983 - Punch The Clock - Elvis Costello

1984 - The Poet II - Bobby Womack

1985 - Rain Dogs - Tom Waits

1986 - Parade - Prince & the Revolution

1987 - Yo! Bum Rush the Show - Public Enemy

1988 - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy

1989 - 3 Feet High and Rising - De La Soul

1990 - Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches - Happy Mondays

1991 - Nevermind - Nirvana

1992 - Copper Blue - Sugar

1993 - Debut - Björk

1994 - Definitely Maybe - Oasis

1995 - Maxinquaye - Tricky

1996 - Odelay - Beck

1997 - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space - Spiritualized

1998 - Deserter's Songs - Mercury Rev

1999 - The Soft Bulletin - The Flaming Lips

2000 - Rated R - Queens of the Stone Age

2001 - Is This It - The Strokes

2002 - A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay

2003 - Elephant - The White Stripes

2004 - Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

2005 - Silent Alarm - Bloc Party

2006 - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

2007 - Myths of the Near Future - Klaxons

2008 - Oracular Spectacular - MGMT

References

  • NME magazine, 9 December 2006




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