Label: Rhino Records - none • Format: 2x, CDr Compilation, Promo • Country: UK • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Indie Rock
Every December, British music magazine NME compiles a list of what it considers the best albums of the year. It was started in The list is usually published in one of the issues sold before Christmas — in it was published in the issue for December the 9th. The companion list is NME single of the year. 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. Also Lorde in won both Single and Album of No.
Bob Dylan. David Bowie. Bruce Springsteen. Darkness on the Edge of Town. Grace Jones. Marvin Gaye. Elvis Costello. Bobby Womack. The Poet II. Tom Waits. Bum Rush the Show. Fire - Various - NME The Album 2009 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches. The Flaming Lips. The Soft Bulletin. Queens of the Stone Age. Rated R. The Strokes. A Rush of Blood to the Head. The White Stripes.
Franz Ferdinand. Myths of the Near Future. Oracular Spectacular. The Horrors. Primary Colours. PJ Harvey. The
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