The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013) United Kingdom

New Musical Express is a British music, film, gaming, and culture website and brand. These are their best albums of all time.
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1986
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38,333
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1966
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56,306
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1971
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21,690
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2001
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32,734
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1967
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45,601
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1995
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8,762
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1989
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25,694
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Year of Release:
1989
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36,707
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Year of Release:
1968
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43,021
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Year of Release:
1994
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11,795
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 16 16%
1970s 27 27%
1980s 16 16%
1990s 26 26%
2000s 12 12%
2010s 2 2%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 5 5%
Bob Dylan 4 4%
The Rolling Stones 4 4%
The Smiths 4 4%
David Bowie 4 4%
Radiohead 3 3%
Public Enemy 2 2%
Show all
Country Albums %


United Kingdom 48 48%
United States 40 40%
Canada 5 5%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Germany 2 2%
France 1 1%
Iceland 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
TitleSourceTypePublishedCountry
NME Best 500 Albums Of All Time (1-100) 2013WayneMCcustom chart2016
NME: The 100 greatest albums of all timeJohnnyocustom chart2021
Most Acclaimed Music AlbumsImaybeparanoidcustom chart2015Unknown
Top 100 Greatest Music Albums RFNAPLES2013
20th Centuryjdizzle123456custom chart2024
NME Best Albums Of All Time 2003WayneMCcustom chart2019
NME 's 100 Best Albums Of All TimeNew Music Express2003United Kingdom
Going With My Gut: The Overall Chart Top 100 Re-ranked CharlieBarleycustom chart2024
Ranking the BEA top 1000 by track scoreJohnnyocustom chart2022
My Personal Ranking of Best Ever Albums' Top 100 Xxnu99etxXcustom chart2022

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The 100 All-Time Greatest AlbumsEntertainment Weekly2013United States
The Guardian 100 Best Albums EverThe Guardian1997United Kingdom
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New Musical Express Writers Top 100 AlbumsNew Music Express1993United Kingdom
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The Greatest Rock AlbumsuDiscoverMusic2015United States
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Year charts

TitleSourceTypePublishedCountry
NME Albums Of The Year 2023New Music Express2023 year chart2023United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2022New Music Express2022 year chart2022United Kingdom
The 50 best albums of 2021New Music Express2021 year chart2021United Kingdom
The 50 best albums of 2020New Music Express2020 year chart2020United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2019New Music Express2019 year chart2019United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2018New Music Express2018 year chart2018United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2017New Music Express2017 year chart2017United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2016New Music Express2016 year chart2016United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2015New Music Express2015 year chart2015United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2014New Music Express2014 year chart2014United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2013New Music Express2013 year chart2013United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2012New Music Express2012 year chart2012United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2011New Music Express2011 year chart2011United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2010New Music Express2010 year chart2010United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2009New Music Express2009 year chart2009United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2008New Music Express2008 year chart2008United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2007New Music Express2007 year chart2007United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2006New Music Express2006 year chart2006United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2005New Music Express2005 year chart2005United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2004New Music Express2004 year chart2004United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2003New Music Express2003 year chart2003United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2002New Music Express2002 year chart2002United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2001New Music Express2001 year chart2001United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 2000New Music Express2000 year chart2000United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1999New Music Express1999 year chart1999United Kingdom
NME Albums of the Year 1998New Music Express1998 year chart1998United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1997New Music Express1997 year chart1997United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1996New Music Express1996 year chart1996United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1995New Music Express1995 year chart1995United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1994New Music Express1994 year chart1994United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1993New Music Express1993 year chart2016United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1992New Music Express1992 year chart1992United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1991New Music Express1991 year chart1991United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1990New Music Express1990 year chart1990United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1989New Music Express1989 year chart1989United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1988New Music Express1988 year chart1988United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1987New Music Express1987 year chart1987United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1986New Music Express1986 year chart1986United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1985New Music Express1985 year chart2016United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1984New Music Express1984 year chart1984United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1983New Music Express1983 year chart1983United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1982New Music Express1982 year chart1982United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1981New Music Express1981 year chart1981United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1980New Music Express1980 year chart1980United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1979New Music Express1979 year chart1979United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1978New Music Express1978 year chart1978United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1977New Music Express1977 year chart1977United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1976New Music Express1976 year chart1976United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1975New Music Express1975 year chart1975United Kingdom
NME Albums Of The Year 1974New Music Express1974 year chart1974United Kingdom

Decade charts

TitleSourceTypePublishedCountry
NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010sNew Music Express2010s decade chart2019United Kingdom
Top 100 Greatest Albums of the 2000sNew Music Express2000s decade chart2009United Kingdom
Top 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980sNew Music Express1980s decade chart1990United Kingdom
Top 100 Greatest Albums of the 1970sNew Music Express1970s decade chart1980United Kingdom
Top 50 Greatest Albums of the 1960sNew Music Express1960s decade chart1993United Kingdom

Overall charts

TitleSourceTypePublishedCountry
NME 's 100 Best Albums Of All TimeNew Music Express2003United Kingdom
The 500 Greatest Albums Of All TimeNew Music Express2013United Kingdom
NME's Best Albums Of All TimeNew Music Express1985United Kingdom
New Musical Express Writers Top 100 AlbumsNew Music Express1993United Kingdom
NME Readers' All-Time Top 100 AlbumsNew Music Express1988United Kingdom

[New Music Express was founded in 1952.]

The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ratings

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67/100 (from 96 votes)
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70/100
From 10/23/2023 10:04
No Pink Floyd, no Zepplin = no credibility. Random collection of decent albums, maybe they just pulled names out of a hat?
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From 10/24/2022 19:37
88% of the albums are British or american.
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From 09/19/2022 12:17
I like the list, not the best but it gets the job done!
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55/100
From 03/28/2022 19:09
Good list, no need for the Pixies to be higher than the bottom 400 tho.
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40/100
From 09/17/2021 02:51
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90/100
From 05/03/2021 06:40
This list suits NME's voice a lot. Surprised at the hate
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50/100
From 04/16/2021 15:09
Les smith n°1? Je crois pas non et pourquoi autant d'album par artiste ?
5 beatles, 4 rolling stones, 4 smith.... Pfff
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From 03/27/2021 11:46
Isn't this supposed to be the best 500? Why is there only 100 in the list?
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70/100
From 06/27/2020 15:28
Not sure why all the hate, this list has some of the best picks from the 1980s and 1990s, even some classics from the 2000s. Still, I understand some of the reactions because it is a bit wack in some places.
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From 06/21/2020 22:13
The Smith's doesn't belong at #1
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