NME‘s Albums And Singles Of ’06

NME‘s Albums And Singles Of ’06

‘Tis the season for music journos and bloggers to rank and rate their favorite musical discoveries of the year. And thanks to a fine transcribing soul at ILM, we have NME’s rankings right here. By their lists, this was the year of Hot Chip:

50 The Kooks – Inside In / Inside Out
49 Absentee – Schmotime
48 Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – The Chronicles of A Bohemian Teenager
47 Wolfmother – s/t
46 Semifinalists – s/t
45 Bob Dylan – Modern Times
44 Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Ballard of The Broken Seas
43 Beck – The Information
42 The Automatic – Not Accepted Anywhere
41 The Gossip – Standing In The Way of Control
40 Midlake – The Trials Of Van Occupanther
39 The Young Knives – Voices Of Animals and Men
38 Metric – Live It Out
37 Be Your Own Pet – s/t
36 Datarock – Datarock Datarock
35 Forward Russia – Give Me A Wall
34 Albert Hammond Jr. – Yours To Keep
33 The Bronx – s/t
32 Lily Allen – Alright, Still
31 The Sunshine Underground – Raise The Alarm
30 Cat Power – The Greatest
29 The Spinto Band – Nice and Nicely Done
28 Morrissey – Ringleader of The Tormentors
27 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! – s/t
26 Jarvis – That Jarvis Cocker Record

Read on for the rest of the album list and their singles selections.

25 Mogwai – Mr Beast
24 Secret Machines – Ten Silver Drops
23 The Knife – Silent Shout
22 The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics
21 The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
20 The Streets – The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
19 The Longcut – A Call And Response
18 The Rapture – Pieces of The People We Love
17 The Futureheads – News and Tributes
16 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
15 Thom Yorke – The Eraser
14 TV On The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain
13 Panic! At The Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
12 The Killers – Sam’s Town
11 Howling Bells – s/t
10 My Chemical Romance – Welcome To The Black Parade
09 Kasabian – Empire
08 The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth
07 The Long Blondes – Someone To Drive You Home
06 Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
05 CSS – Cansei De Ser Sexy
04 Hot Chip – The Warning
03 Muse – Black Holes and Revelations
02 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
01 Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Top 50 Singles
50 Larrikin Love – “Happy As Annie”
49 Pull Tiger Tail – “Animator”
48 The Young Knives – “She’s Attracted To”
47 Howling Bells – “Setting Sun”
46 TV On The Radio – “Wolf Like Me”
45 Secret Machines – “Alone, Jealous and Stoned”
44 Regina Spektor – “Fidelity
43 The Rumple Strips – “Motorcycle”
42 Kelis – “Bossy”
41 The Sunshine Underground – “Put You In Your Place”
40 The Rapture – “Get Myself Into It”
39 The Strokes – “You Only Live Once”
38 Muse – “Knights Of Cydonia”
37 Panic! At The Disco – “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
36 Kasabian – “Empire”
35 Dan Sartain – “Replacement Man”
34 To My Boy – “I Am X-Ray”
33 Nelly Furtado – “Promiscuous”
32 Mates of State – “Fraud in the 80’s”
31 Be Your Own Pet – “Adventure”
30 Ali Love – “K Hole”
29 The Dresden Dolls – “Back Stabber”
28 Hot Chip – “Boy From School”
27 Primal Scream – “Country Girl”
26 Maps – “Lost My Soul”
25 The Flaming Lips – “The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song”
24 Lupe Fiasco – “Kick, Push”
23 Midlake – “Roscoe”
22 Muse – “Starlight”
21 Gnarls Barkley – “Smiley Faces”
20 Jarvis – “Running The World”
19 The Streets Ft, P . Doherty – “Prangin’ Out”
18 Justice Vs Simian – “We Are Your Friends”
17 Klaxons – “Atlantis To Interzone”
16 The Holloways – “Generator”
15 The Long Blondes – “Once and Never Again”
14 The Raconteurs – “Steady, As She Goes”
13 Arctic Monkeys – “When The Sun Goes Down”
12 Metric – “Monster Hospital”
11 Klaxons – “Gravity’s Rainbow”
10 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Cheated Hearts”
09 The View – “Wasted Little DJ’s”
08 The Horrors – “Sheena Is A Parasite”
07 Amy Whinehouse – “Rehab”
06 CSS – “Let’s Make Love and Listen To Death From Above”
05 Gnarls Barkley – “Crazy”
04 Muse – “Supermassive Black Hole”
03 The Gossip – “Standing In The Way Of Control”
02 Peter Bjorn and John ft. Victoria Bergsmen – “Young Folks”
01 Hot Chip – “Over and Over”

Looks like Gnarls and CSS were bathed in NME affection as well. The main way this list differs from an American mag’s? It’s not hung-up on “cool.” And since you guys have so much better taste than England, cast your vote in the Gummys!

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