NME: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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500. OutKast - Stankonia

OutKast - Stankonia
October 31, 2000
Hip Hop
Critic Score
89
8 reviews
User Score
88
269 reviews

499. Belly - Star

Belly - Star
January 25, 1993
Dream Pop
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
83
10 reviews

498. Lou Reed - Berlin

Lou Reed - Berlin
July 1, 1973
Art Rock
Critic Score
84
3 reviews
User Score
87
42 reviews

497. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
May 21, 2013
Nu-Disco
Critic Score
83
37 reviews
User Score
80
726 reviews

By assembling a cast of their favourite musicians and delving into their adolescent memories, Daft Punk have created something as emotionally honest as any singer-songwriter confessional – and a lot more fun to dance to. 

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496. Girls - Album

Girls - Album
September 22, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
84
19 reviews
User Score
83
155 reviews

495. The Killers - Hot Fuss

The Killers - Hot Fuss
June 15, 2004
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
68
10 reviews
User Score
78
184 reviews

494. The Cure - The Head on the Door

The Cure - The Head on the Door
August 26, 1985
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
82
3 reviews
User Score
85
71 reviews

493. This Mortal Coil - Blood

This Mortal Coil - Blood
April 22, 1991
Dream Pop
Critic Score
86
2 reviews
User Score
82
9 reviews

492. These New Puritans - Hidden

These New Puritans - Hidden
March 2, 2010
Art Rock
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
82
54 reviews

491. Pet Shop Boys - Actually

Pet Shop Boys - Actually
September 7, 1987
Synthpop
Critic Score
88
2 reviews
User Score
81
25 reviews

490. MC5 - Back in the USA

MC5 - Back in the USA
January 15, 1970
Hard Rock
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
77
9 reviews

489. The Wedding Present - George Best

The Wedding Present - George Best
October 1, 1987
Jangle Pop
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
74
5 reviews

488. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
February 2, 1988
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
91
4 reviews
User Score
86
26 reviews

487. The Jam - Sound Affects

The Jam - Sound Affects
November 28, 1980
New Wave
Critic Score
90
3 reviews
User Score
86
13 reviews

486. Björk - Homogenic

Björk - Homogenic
September 23, 1997
Art Pop
Critic Score
95
8 reviews
User Score
93
448 reviews

485. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Hip Hop
Critic Score
89
24 reviews
User Score
90
1052 reviews

It might lack the raw appeal of Kendrick’s 2011 mixtape ‘Section.80’, but it’s also a big-budget reminder that the 25-year-old hasn’t forgotten his roots. 

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484. Bruce Springsteen - The River

Bruce Springsteen - The River
October 17, 1980
Rock
Critic Score
90
3 reviews
User Score
86
48 reviews

483. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Blood & Chocolate

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Blood & Chocolate
September 15, 1986
Critic Score
84
2 reviews
User Score
83
5 reviews

482. Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin

Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin
June 1, 1958
Vocal Jazz
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
84
9 reviews

481. Brian Wilson - SMiLE

Brian Wilson - SMiLE
September 28, 2004
Rock
Critic Score
94
10 reviews
User Score
88
49 reviews

480. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
March 10, 1967
Soul
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
91
30 reviews

479. Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona

Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona
March 12, 1991
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
87
6 reviews

478. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

The National - Trouble Will Find Me
May 21, 2013
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
36 reviews
User Score
82
572 reviews

‘Trouble…’ is a collection of anthems, full of rich orchestral fanfares, bolstered by the cast and crew of New York’s finest.

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477. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
March 18, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
73
17 reviews
User Score
80
195 reviews
As media characters, they may be difficult to love, but it’s easy to get seriously smitten with the music. New rave is over. The likes of frYars, Late Of The Pier and Crystal Castles are taking electro into darker, more interesting territory. No glowstick required.
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476. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
July 4, 1995
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
5 reviews
User Score
78
71 reviews

475. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Rock
Critic Score
79
21 reviews
User Score
82
133 reviews

474. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
October 20, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
81
21 reviews
User Score
84
79 reviews

473. The Verve - A Storm in Heaven

The Verve - A Storm in Heaven
June 21, 1993
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
82
20 reviews

472. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
October 24, 1995
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
7 reviews
User Score
88
200 reviews

471. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
October 2, 2007
Indietronica
Critic Score
72
15 reviews
User Score
80
255 reviews

470. Kanye West - Graduation

Kanye West - Graduation
September 11, 2007
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
81
469 reviews

469. The Beach Boys - Holland

The Beach Boys - Holland
January 8, 1973
Pop Rock
Critic Score
58
2 reviews
User Score
69
13 reviews

468. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
October 21, 2003
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
11 reviews
User Score
85
134 reviews

467. Iggy Pop - The Idiot

Iggy Pop - The Idiot
March 18, 1977
Post-Punk
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
88
75 reviews

466. Wu-Tang Clan - The W

Wu-Tang Clan - The W
November 21, 2000
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
81
23 reviews

465. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 10, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
85
29 reviews
User Score
86
406 reviews

Darker and more introspectively brooding than ever, in places it’s the most immediate National effort since their overlooked eponymous debut.

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464. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
April 3, 2007
Rock
Critic Score
72
16 reviews
User Score
73
68 reviews

As it stands, ‘Because Of The Times’ cements Kings Of Leon as one of the great American bands of our times.

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463. The Breeders - Pod

The Breeders - Pod
May 28, 1990
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
87
3 reviews
User Score
85
21 reviews

462. Metallica - Master of Puppets

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3, 1986
Thrash Metal
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
89
145 reviews

461. Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists

Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists
February 10, 1992
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
93
3 reviews
User Score
83
23 reviews

460. Nirvana - Bleach

Nirvana - Bleach
June 15, 1989
Grunge
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
81
212 reviews

459. Jay-Z - The Black Album

Jay-Z - The Black Album
November 14, 2003
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
84
103 reviews

458. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
91
11 reviews
User Score
90
397 reviews
There's love, there's the war on terror, and for Wilco, both are a battlefield. 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' sees the former country rockers streamlining their sound down to a painful bareness, and telling us how they hurt.
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457. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry

Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
April 23, 2003
Electropop
Critic Score
67
6 reviews
User Score
76
20 reviews

456. Frank Sinatra - September of My Years

Frank Sinatra - September of My Years
August 1, 1965
Vocal Jazz
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
84
2 reviews

455. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
21 reviews
User Score
83
428 reviews

454. Destiny's Child - The Writing's on the Wall

Destiny's Child - The Writing's on the Wall
July 28, 1999
R&B
Critic Score
73
6 reviews
User Score
82
21 reviews

453. The House of Love - The House of Love

The House of Love - The House of Love
January 1, 1988
Jangle Pop
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
85
5 reviews

452. The B-52's - The B-52's

The B-52's - The B-52's
July 6, 1979
New Wave
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
84
20 reviews

451. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers

Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
January 1, 1978
Power Pop
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
90
21 reviews
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