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NME: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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500. OutKast - Stankonia

OutKast - Stankonia
October 31, 2000
Critic Score
90
9 reviews

499. Belly - Star

Belly - Star
January 25, 1993
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

498. Lou Reed - Berlin

Lou Reed - Berlin
July 1, 1973
Critic Score
81
3 reviews

497. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
38 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. 

496. Girls - Album

Girls - Album
September 22, 2009
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

495. The Killers - Hot Fuss

The Killers - Hot Fuss
June 15, 2004
Critic Score
70
10 reviews

494. The Cure - The Head on the Door

The Cure - The Head on the Door
August 26, 1985
Critic Score
79
3 reviews

493. This Mortal Coil - Blood

This Mortal Coil - Blood
April 22, 1991
Critic Score
87
2 reviews

492. These New Puritans - Hidden

These New Puritans - Hidden
March 2, 2010
Critic Score
83
21 reviews

491. Pet Shop Boys - Actually

Pet Shop Boys - Actually
September 7, 1987
Critic Score
87
2 reviews

490. MC5 - Back in the USA

MC5 - Back in the USA
January 15, 1970
Critic Score
90
1 review

489. The Wedding Present - George Best

The Wedding Present - George Best
October 1, 1987
Critic Score
80
1 review

488. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
February 2, 1988
Critic Score
89
4 reviews

487. The Jam - Sound Affects

The Jam - Sound Affects
November 28, 1980
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

486. Björk - Homogenic

Björk - Homogenic
September 23, 1997
Critic Score
95
8 reviews

While her third solo album, 'Homogenic', is probably her most weird, it is also her best.

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

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
89
26 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. 

484. Bruce Springsteen - The River

Bruce Springsteen - The River
October 17, 1980
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

482. Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin

Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin
June 1, 1958
Critic Score
90
1 review

481. Brian Wilson - SMiLE

Brian Wilson - SMiLE
September 28, 2004
Critic Score
95
10 reviews

478. The National - Trouble Will Find Me

The National - Trouble Will Find Me
May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
39 reviews

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

477. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
March 18, 2008
Critic Score
71
18 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.

476. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
July 4, 1995
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

475. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
March 8, 2011
Critic Score
77
22 reviews

474. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
October 20, 2009
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

473. The Verve - A Storm in Heaven

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

471. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
October 2, 2007
Critic Score
72
16 reviews

470. Kanye West - Graduation

Kanye West - Graduation
September 11, 2007
Critic Score
75
18 reviews

469. The Beach Boys - Holland

The Beach Boys - Holland
January 8, 1973
Critic Score
55
3 reviews

468. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
October 21, 2003
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

467. Iggy Pop - The Idiot

Iggy Pop - The Idiot
March 18, 1977
Critic Score
100
1 review

466. Wu-Tang Clan - The W

Wu-Tang Clan - The W
November 21, 2000
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

465. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 10, 2010
Critic Score
85
30 reviews

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

464. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
April 3, 2007
Critic Score
74
16 reviews

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

463. The Breeders - Pod

The Breeders - Pod
May 28, 1990
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

462. Metallica - Master of Puppets

Metallica - Master of Puppets
March 3, 1986
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

460. Nirvana - Bleach

Nirvana - Bleach
June 15, 1989
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

459. Jay-Z - The Black Album

Jay-Z - The Black Album
November 14, 2003
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
How good is this album? Well, a lot better than the bloated ‘Blueprint 2’, for a start. ‘The Black Album’ is Jay-Z in the optimum form of 2001’s ‘The Blueprint’, just as he has been all year on his guest verses for Beyonce, Outkast, Pharrell and Panjabi MCs.

458. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Critic Score
92
12 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.

457. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry

Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
April 23, 2003
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

455. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Critic Score
82
24 reviews

453. The House of Love - The House of Love

The House of Love - The House of Love
January 1, 1988
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

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

The B-52's - The B-52's
July 6, 1979
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

451. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers

Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
January 1, 1978
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
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