NME 's 100 Best Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2003)

New Music Express, better known as NME, is a weekly music magazine in the UK. It is often credited as the starting point for many successful British bands and it was also responsible for the first UK Singles Chart. NME published their list of the 100 best albums of all time in 2003.
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1989
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33,219
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1989
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1966
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57,529
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1977
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26,985
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75,310
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1967
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20,638
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41,996
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48,132
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1967
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60,672
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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NME 's 100 Best Albums Of All Time composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 15 15%
1970s 30 30%
1980s 17 17%
1990s 25 25%
2000s 13 13%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Smiths 4 4%
The Rolling Stones 3 3%
David Bowie 3 3%
The Beatles 2 2%
Radiohead 2 2%
Bob Dylan 2 2%
Eminem 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 51 51%
United States 40 40%
Canada 3 3%
Australia 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
Jamaica 1 1%
Mixed Nationality 1 1%
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73/100 (from 163 votes)
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65/100
From 07/22/2020 17:46
7 in the top 10 that I wouldn't put in the top 100.
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From 12/14/2019 20:39
This is a really weird turn for the chart considering their older one available on this website... seems like at some point they just decided to become complete rockists. To be fair though, there are some bold rock picks on here even if the whole list is lacking in any sort of variety, so I'll let it off without a terrible score.
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80/100
From 08/04/2017 11:58
Decent enough although, as you'd expect from NME, rather odd choices here and there incl. No. 1
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From 07/04/2017 18:34
Love the variety on this list! A little Britain-heavy, but not that much of a problem seeing as the music is good.
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From 06/23/2017 03:06
Nice list - good mix of taste. Obvious British bias with Stone Roses upfront, and extensive Smith and and Rolling Stones. But not a bad thing.
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From 03/27/2017 21:06
Little heavy on the British side but that's to be expected from NME. Otherwise a really cool and diverse list
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From 07/16/2016 03:21
Pretty good representative chart. Parochialism well tempered unlike some of the RS and Pitchfork charts.
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From 07/06/2016 02:09
Marquee #1 Please
New Music Express NME!
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From 05/12/2014 16:23
Not a bad list considering who came up with it
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Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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