New Musical Express' Top 100 Albums of All Time [1988]

Entertainment: Music NME

### 01. Smiths (The Queen Is Dead - 1986) ### 02. Jesus and Mary Chain (Psychocandy - 1984) ### 03. Joy Division (Unknown Pleasures - 1979) ### 04. Smiths (A Hatful Of Hollow - 1984) ### 05. Velvet Underground (The Velvet Underground + Nico - 1966) ### 06. Morrison, Van (Astral Weeks - 1968) ### 07. Beatles (Revolver - 1966) ### 08. Joy Division (Closer - 1980) ### 09. Sex Pistols (Never Mind The Bollocks - 1977) ### 10. Dylan, Bob (Blonde On Blonde - 1966) ### 11. Clash (The Clash - 1977) ### 12. Gaye, Marvin (What's Going On - 1971) ### 13. Smiths (The Smiths - 1984) ### 14. Costello, Elvis (Imperial Bedroom - 1982) ### 15. Dylan, Bob (Highway 61 Revisited - 1965) ### 16. Dylan, Bob (Blood On The Tracks - 1975) ### 17. Television (Marquee Moon - 1977) ### 18. Love (Forever Changes - 1968) ### 19. R.E.M. (Document - 1987) ### 20. U2 (The Joshua Tree - 1987) ### 21. Waits, Tom (Swordfishtrombones - 1983) ### 22. Costello, Elvis (King Of America - 1986) ### 23. Doors (The Doors - 1967) ### 24. Prefab Sprout (Steve McQueen - 1985) ### 25. Costello, Elvis (Get Happy - 1980) ### 26. Cole, Lloyd & The Commotions (Rattlesnakes - 1985) ### 27. Beatles (Beatles (White Album) - 1968) ### 28. Clash (London Calling - 1980) ### 29. Springsteen, Bruce (Born To Run - 1975) ### 30. Beach Boys (Pet Sounds - 1966) ### 31. Smiths (Strangeways, Here We Come - 1987) ### 32. Pogues (Rum Sodomy & The Lash - 1985) ### 33. Bowie, David (The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust - 1972) ### 34. The The (Infected - 1986) ### 35. Smith, Patti (Horses - 1976) ### 36. Springsteen, Bruce (Darkness On The Edge Of Town - 1978) ### 37. Smiths (Meat Is Murder - 1985) ### 38. Captain Beefheart (Trout Mask Replica - 1969) ### 39. R.E.M. (Life's Rich Pageant - 1986) ### 40. Waits, Tom (Raindogs - 1985) ### 41. The The (Soul Mining - 1983) ### 42. Beatles (Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967) ### 43. Jam (All Mod Cons - 1978) ### 44. Cocteau Twins (Treasure - 1984) ### 45. Dexy's Midnight Runners (Searching For The Young Soul Rebels - 1980) ### 46. Prince (Parade - 1986) ### 47. Bowie, David (Hunky Dory - 1971) ### 48. Presley, Elvis (The Sun Collection/Sessions - 1976) ### 49. Lennon, John (John Lennon & Plastic Ono band - 1970) ### 50. Rolling Stones (Exile On Main Street - 1972) ### 51. Doors (L.A. Woman - 1971) ### 52. R.E.M. (Reckoning - 1984) ### 53. Costello, Elvis (This Year's Model - 1978) ### 54. Davis, Miles (Kind Of Blue - 1959) ### 55. Redding, Otis (Otis blue - 1965) ### 56. Pink Floyd (Dark Side Of The Moon - 1973) ### 57. Dylan, Bob (Bringing It All Back Home - 1965) ### 58. Buzzcocks (Singles Going Steady - 1981) ### 59. Jam (Setting Sons - 1979) ### 60. New Order (Low Life - 1986) ### 61. R.E.M. (Murmur - 1983) ### 62. Pink Floyd (Animals - 1977) ### 63. Beatles (Abbey Road - 1969) ### 64. Talking Heads (More Songs About Buildings And Food - 1978) ### 65. Beatles (Rubber Soul - 1965) ### 66. Morrison, Van (Moondance - 1970) ### 67. Prince (Sign O' The Times - 1986) ### 68. Talking Heads (Fear Of Music - 1979) ### 69. New Order (Substance - 1987) ### 70. Springsteen, Bruce (Born In The USA - 1985) ### 71. Bowie, David (Low - 1977) ### 72. Roxy Music (For Your Pleasure - 1973) ### 73. ABC (Lexicon Of Love - 1982) ### 74. Fall (Bend Sinister - 1986) ### 75. Captain Beefheart (Clear Spot - 1972) ### 76. Simple Minds (New Gold Dream - 1982) ### 77. Aztec Camera (High Land Hard Rain - 1983) ### 78. Jesus and Mary Chain (Darklands - 1987) ### 79. Fall (Grotesque - 1980) ### 80. Bowie, David (Station To Station - 1976) ### 81. New Order (Power Corruption & Lies - 1983) ### 82. Smiths (The World Won't Listen - 1987) ### 83. Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet - 1968) ### 84. Reed, Lou (Berlin - 1973) ### 85. Bush, Kate (Hounds Of Love - 1985) ### 86. Wedding Present (George Best - 1987) ### 87. Siouxsie & The Banshees (The Scream - 1978) ### 88. Housemartins (London 0 Hull 4 - 1986) ### 89. Costello, Elvis (Blood & Chocolate - 1986) ### 90. Sonic Youth (Sister - 1987) ### 91. Fall (This Nation's Saving Grace - 1985) ### 92. Beefheart, Captain (Safe As Milk - 1968) ### 93. Pink Floyd (The Wall - 1980) ### 94. Bowie, David (Young Americans - 1975) ### 95. Gaye, Marvin (Let's Get It On - 1973) ### 96. Hendrix, Jimi (Electric Ladyland - 1968) ### 97. Echo & The Bunnymen (Crocodiles - 1980) ### 98. U2 (Boy - 1980) ### 99. Fagen, Donald (Nightfly - 1982) ### 100. Velvet Underground (Live 1969 - 1969) ===== Missing: ===== * Prefab Sprout (24) * Lloyd & The Commotions Cole (26) * The The (34) * The The (41) * Cocteau Twins (44) * Aztec Camera (77) * Wedding Present (band) (86) * Donald Fagen (99)

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

Vote RankingList Ranking  

81

1

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

91

2

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

79

3

Joy Division

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

82

4

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

4

5

Velvet Underground

Musicians

70.37% (19 of 27 votes)

6

6

Van Morrison

Vocalist

66.67% (4 of 6 votes)

37

7

Beatles

Musicians

53.05% (113 of 213 votes)

80

8

Joy Division

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

16

9

The Sex Pistols

Musicians

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

17

10

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

57.28% (59 of 103 votes)

30

11

The Clash

Musicians

54.30% (82 of 151 votes)

48

12

Marvin Gaye

Vocalist

33.33% (6 of 18 votes)

83

13

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

8

14

Elvis Costello

Vocalist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

18

15

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

57.28% (59 of 103 votes)

19

16

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

57.28% (59 of 103 votes)

75

17

Television (Band)

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

93

18

Love

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

33

19

R.E.M.

Musicians

53.29% (89 of 167 votes)

53

20

U2

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

60

21

Tom Waits

Musician

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

9

22

Elvis Costello

Vocalist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

58

23

The Doors

Musicians

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

10

25

Elvis Costello

Vocalist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

38

27

Beatles

Musicians

53.05% (113 of 213 votes)

31

28

The Clash

Musicians

54.30% (82 of 151 votes)

13

29

Bruce Springsteen

Vocalist

62.79% (81 of 129 votes)

62

30

Beach Boys

Musicians

10.0% (1 of 10 votes)

84

31

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

50

32

The Pogues

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

21

33

David Bowie

Vocalist

55.38% (103 of 186 votes)

51

34

The The

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

68

35

Patti Smith

Vocalist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

14

36

Bruce Springsteen

Vocalist

62.79% (81 of 129 votes)

85

37

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

87

38

Captain Beefheart

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

34

39

R.E.M.

Musicians

53.29% (89 of 167 votes)

61

40

Tom Waits

Musician

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

52

41

The The

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

39

42

Beatles

Musicians

53.05% (113 of 213 votes)

95

43

The Jam

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

78

45

Dexy's Midnight Runners

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

28

46

Prince

Vocalist

54.55% (36 of 66 votes)

22

47

David Bowie

Vocalist

55.38% (103 of 186 votes)

42

48

Elvis Presley

Vocalist

50.57% (132 of 261 votes)

32

49

John Lennon

Vocalist

53.44% (101 of 189 votes)

63

50

Rolling Stones

Musicians

7.41% (2 of 27 votes)

59

51

The Doors

Musicians

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

35

52

R.E.M.

Musicians

53.29% (89 of 167 votes)

11

53

Elvis Costello

Vocalist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

90

54

Miles Davis

Musician

0% (0 of 4 votes)

26

55

Otis Redding

Vocalist

54.81% (57 of 104 votes)

55

56

Pink Floyd

Musicians

20.0% (2 of 10 votes)

20

57

Bob Dylan

Vocalist

57.28% (59 of 103 votes)

1

58

The Buzzcocks

Musicians

100% (1 of 1 votes)

96

59

The Jam

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

72

60

New Order

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

36

61

R.E.M.

Musicians

53.29% (89 of 167 votes)

56

62

Pink Floyd

Musicians

20.0% (2 of 10 votes)

40

63

Beatles

Musicians

53.05% (113 of 213 votes)

69

64

Talking Heads

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

41

65

Beatles

Musicians

53.05% (113 of 213 votes)

7

66

Van Morrison

Vocalist

66.67% (4 of 6 votes)

29

67

Prince

Vocalist

54.55% (36 of 66 votes)

70

68

Talking Heads

Musicians

0% (0 of 1 votes)

73

69

New Order

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

15

70

Bruce Springsteen

Vocalist

62.79% (81 of 129 votes)

23

71

David Bowie

Vocalist

55.38% (103 of 186 votes)

2

72

Roxy Music

Musicians

100% (1 of 1 votes)

76

73

ABC (Band)

Musicians

0% (0 of 3 votes)

45

74

The Fall

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

88

75

Captain Beefheart

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

65

76

Simple Minds

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

92

78

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

46

79

The Fall

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

24

80

David Bowie

Vocalist

55.38% (103 of 186 votes)

74

81

New Order

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

86

82

The Smiths

Musicians

0% (0 of 6 votes)

64

83

Rolling Stones

Musicians

7.41% (2 of 27 votes)

3

84

Lou Reed

Musician

89.47% (17 of 19 votes)

67

85

Kate Bush

Musician

0% (0 of 7 votes)

43

87

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Musicians

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

77

88

Housemartins

Musicians

0% (0 of 2 votes)

12

89

Elvis Costello

Vocalist

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

94

90

Sonic Youth

Musician

0% (0 of 3 votes)

47

91

The Fall

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

89

92

Captain Beefheart

Musician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

57

93

Pink Floyd

Musicians

20.0% (2 of 10 votes)

25

94

David Bowie

Vocalist

55.38% (103 of 186 votes)

49

95

Marvin Gaye

Vocalist

33.33% (6 of 18 votes)

27

96

Jimi Hendrix

Musician

54.65% (141 of 258 votes)

44

96

Jimi Hendrix Experience

Musicians

35.00% (7 of 20 votes)

66

97

Echo & the Bunnymen

Musicians

0% (0 of 0 votes)

54

98

U2

Musicians

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

71

99

Donald Fagen

Musician

0% (0 of 2 votes)

5

100

Velvet Underground

Musicians

70.37% (19 of 27 votes)