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NME: The 100 greatest albums you've never heard (2011 & 2012)

Post by Pierre » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:10 pm

A feature from 2011, which was redone in 2012 due to popular demand or something. Artists and NME's editors chose albums that, well, the title says it all. Unranked. It appears the 2011 list phagocyted part of that famous Kurt Cobain list.

2011: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/MarilynR ... ver_heard/

2012: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/dacapo/n ... ___part_2/

2011

Clor | Clor | 2005 [Chosen by NME's Krissi Murison]
(We Are) Performance | (We Are) Performance | 2007 [Chosen by Theo and Adam of Hurts]
Jenny Wilson | Love and Youth | 2005 [Chosen by Elly Jackson of La Roux]
Lead Belly | Last Sessions | 1953 [Chosen by Kurt Cobain]
The Shaggs | Philosophy of the World | 1969 [Chosen by Kurt Cobain]
Wipers | Is This Real? | 1980 [Chosen by Kurt Cobain]
Young Marble Giants | Colossal Youth | 1980 [Chosen by Kurt Cobain]
Shonen Knife | Burning Farm | 2005 [Chosen by Kurt Cobain]
Jad Fair | Great Expectations | 1988 [Chosen by Kurt Cobain]
Felt | Forever Breathes the Lonely Word | 1986 [Chosen by NME's Hamish MacBain]
John Phillips | John Phillips (John the Wolfking of L.A.) | 1970 [Chosen by Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream]
Bad Brains | Bad Brains | 1982 [Chosen by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters]
Atlas Strategic | That's Familiar! | 2002 [Chosen by Win Butler of Arcade Fire]
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers | Modern Lovers 88 | 1988 [Chosen by Win Butler of Arcade Fire]
The Electric Prunes | Underground | 1967 [Chosen by Andrew Van WynGarden]
TV Personalities | They Could Have Been Bigger Than the Beatles | 1982 [Chosen by Andrew Van WynGarden]
The Red Crayola | The Parable of Arable Land | 1967 [Chosen by Andrew Van WynGarden]
Love | Da Capo | 1966 [Chosen by Andrew Van WynGarden]
Euphoria | A Gift from Euphoria | 1969 [Chosen by Andrew Van WynGarden]
The Field Mice | Skywriting | 1990 [Chosen by Jacob Graham of the Drums]
Satisfact | The Unwanted Sounds of Satisfact | 1996 [Chosen by Angus Andrew of Liars]
Eliane Radigue | Adnos I-III | 2002 [Chosen by Zola Jesus]
The Zombies | Odessey and Oracle | 1968 [Chosen by Paul Weller]
The Associates | Sulk | 1982 [Chosen by Björk]
Magazine | Real Life | 1978 [Chosen by Jarvis Cocker]
Pop Levi | The Return to Form Black Magick Party | 2007 [Chosen by NME's Martin Robinson]
Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard | One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Music from Kerouac's Big Sur | 2009 [Chosen by Alex Trimble of Two Door Cinema Club]
Floraline | Floraline | 1999 [Chosen by Cee Lo Green]
Arthur Russell | Calling Out of Context | 2004 [Chosen by Lewis Bowman of Chapel Club]
McCarthy | I Am a Wallet | 1987 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
Cluster | Zuckerzeit | 1974 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
The Prisoners | TheWiserMiserDemelza | 1983 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
The Cardigans | Long Gone Before Daylight | 2003 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
60 Ft Dolls | The Big 3 | 1996 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
Thomas Dolby | The Flat Earth | 1984 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
Jeffrey Lee Pierce | Wildweed | 1985 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
Simple Minds | Real to Real Cacophony | 1979 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
ABC | Beauty Stab | 1983 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
The Bodines | Played | 1987 [Chosen by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers]
John Cale | Fear | 1974 [Chosen by Charlie and Doug Fink of Noah & the Whale]
Cocteau Twins | Heaven or Las Vegas | 1990 [Chosen by Anna Calvi]
Crass | The Feeding of the Five Thousand | 1979 [Chosen by Brett Anderson of Suede]
Eater | The Album | 1977 [Chosen by J. Mascis]
The Dancing Did | And Did Those Feet | 1982 [Chosen by NME's Emily Mackay]
Organisation | Tone Float | 1970 [Chosen by Friendly Fires]
LFO | Frequencies | 1991 [Chosen by Friendly Fires]
Boards of Canada | Twoism | 2002 [Chosen by Friendly Fires]
Motorbass | Pansoul | 1996 [Chosen by Friendly Fires]
Position Normal | Goodly Time | 2000 [Chosen by Friendly Fires]
Freestyle Fellowship | Innercity Griots | 1993 [Chosen by Jenny and Johnny]
All Night Radio | Spirit Stereo Frequency | 2004 [Chosen by Jenny and Johnny]
Chick Corea | My Spanish Heart | 1976 [Chosen by Joe Mount of Metronomy]
Nico | The Marble Index | 1968 [Chosen by NME's Tom Pinnock]
Queen | Queen | 1973 [Chosen by Will Rees of Mystery Jets]
Various Artists | Best of the Bluegrass Tradition | 2002 [Chosen by Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club]
Germs | (GI) | 1979 [Chosen by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth]
Orphan Boy | Shop Local | 2008 [Chosen by Matthew Whitehouse of the Heartbreaks]
The Pretty Things | S.F. Sorrow | 1968 [Chosen by Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian]
Cardinal | Cardinal | 1994 [Chosen by Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals]
The Red Devils | King King | 1992 [Chosen by James Skelly of the Coral]
Michael Hurley, The Unholy Modal Rounders, Jeffrey Frederick & The Clamtones | Have Moicy! | 1976 [Chosen by Jeffery Lewis]
Jens Lekman | Night Falls Over Kortedala | 2007 [Chosen by NME's Laura Snapes]
Curtis Mayfield | Curtis/Live! | 1971 [Chosen by Tjinder Signgh of Cornershop]
Lizzy Mercier Descloux | Mambo Nassau | 1981 [Chosen by Jack Goldstein of Fixers]
XTC | White Music | 1978 [Chosen by Terry Hall of the Specials]
Serge Gainsbourg | You're Under Arrest | 1987 [Chosen by De Hynes of Lightspeed Champion]
The For Carnation | The For Carnation | 2000 [Chosen by Barry Burns of Mogwai]
Jarcrew | Jarcrew | 2003 [Chosen by Hugo Manuel of Chad VValley/Jonquil]
Studio | West Coast | 2006 [Chosen by NME's Mike Williams]
Bikini Kill & Huggy Bear | Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah / Our Troubled Youth | 1993 [Chosen by NME's Jamie Hodgson]
This Heat | Deceit | 1981 [Chosen by Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip]
Superstar | Palm Tree | 1998 [Chosen by Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable]
Skinnyman | Council Estate of Mind | 2004 [Chosen by Plan B]
Jeffrey Foucault | Ghost Repeater | 2006 [Chosen by Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem]
Mclusky | Mclusky Do Dallas | 2002 [Chosen by NME's Jamie Fullerton]
Suicide | Suicide | 1977 [Chosen by James Allan of Glasvegas]
Suicide | Alan Vega/Martin Rev | 1980 [Chosen by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem]
The Prids | Chronosynclastic | 2010 [Chosen by Kip Berman of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart]
Moebius & Plank | Rastakraut Pasta | 1980 [Chosen by Noble of British Sea Power]
Fleetwood Mac | Mirage | 1982 [Chosen by Elizabath and Jeremy of Summer Camp]
Howlin' Wolf | The Howlin' Wolf Album/This Is Howlin' Wolf's New Album. He Doesn't Like It. He Didn't Like His Electric Guitar Either At First. | 1969 [Chosen by Jim Sclavunos of Grinderman]
Edgar 'Jones' Jones | Soothing Music for Stray Cats | 2005 [Chosen by NME's Matt Wilkinson]
Smif-n-Wessun | Dah Shinin' | 1995 [Chosen by Mark Ronson]
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth | Mecca and the Soul Brother | 1992 [Chosen by Mark Ronson]
Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics | Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop | 1992 [Chosen by Mark Ronson]
Mobb Deep | The Infamous | 1995 [Chosen by Mark Ronson]
Brand Nubian | One for All | 1990 [Chosen by Mark Ronson]
Shit and Shine | Jealous of Shit and Shine | 2006 [Chosen by Jeremy Pritchard of Everything Everything]
The 90 Day Men | (It (Is) It) Critical Band | 2000 [Chosen by Darwin Deez]
Sandy Denny & the Strawbs | All Our Own Work | 1973 [Chosen by Alex Scally of Beach House]
Fanny | Mother's Pride | 1973 [Chosen by Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint]
The Go-Betweens | 16 Lovers Lane | 1988 [Chosen by NME's Alan Woodhouse]
The Walkmen | You & Me | 2008 [Chosen by Felix White of the Maccabees]
Junior Boys | So This Is Goodbye | 2006 [Chosen by Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts]
Frightwig | Cat Farm Faboo | 1984 [Chosen by Roddy Bottum of Faith No More]
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Howl | 2005 [Chosen by Guy Garvey of Elbow]
Sun Ra | The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra | 1965 [Chosen by Pete Townshend of the Who]
Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin | Antiquity | 1976 [?]
Morrissey | Bona Drag | 1990 [Chosen by Jamie Smith of the XX]
Wild Billy Childish & the Buff Medways | Steady the Buffs | 2002 [Chosen by Michael McKnight of Frankie and the Heartstrings]


2012:

Edgar 'Jones' Jones | Soothing Music for Stray Cats | 2005 [Chosen by Noel Gallagher]
Cotton Mather | Kontiki | 1997 [Chosen by Noel Gallagher]
Shack | The Corner of Miles and Gil | 2006 [Chosen by Noel Gallagher]
Jackson and His Computer Band | Smash | 2005 [Chosen by Justice]
Cornelius | Fantasma | 1997 [Chosen by Justice]
The Prodigy | Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned | 2004 [Chosen by Justice]
Neil Young | Trans | 1983 [Chosen by Justice]
Les Rythmes Digitales | Darkdancer | 1999 [Chosen by Justice]
The Zombies | Odessey and Oracle | 1968 [Chosen by Justin Young (The Vaccines)]
Happy Refugees | Last Chance Saloon | 1984 [Chosen by Dylan Baldi (Cloud Nothings)]
The Family | The Family | 1985 [Chosen by NME's Priya Elan]
My Bloody Valentine | Ecstasy and Wine | 1989 [Chosen by Graham Coxon (Blur)]
Silver Jews | Starlite Walker | 1994 [Chosen by Daniel Blumberg (Yuck)]
Nick Drake | Five Leaves Left | 1969 [Chosen by Lana Del Rey]
The Rude Kids | Safe Society | 1979 [Chosen by Pink Eyes (Fucked Up)]
Leatherface | Mush | 1991 [Chosen by Pink Eyes (Fucked Up)]
The Comes | No Side | 1983 [Chosen by Pink Eyes (Fucked Up)]
Feederz | Ever Feel Like Killing Your Boss? | 1984 [Chosen by Pink Eyes (Fucked Up)]
Sheer Terror | Just Can't Hate Enough | 1990 [Chosen by Pink Eyes (Fucked Up)]
Julian Casablancas | Phrazes for the Young | 2009 [Chosen by Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend)]
Michael Yonkers Band | Microminiature Love | 2002 [Chosen by Cole Alexander (Black Lips)]
Bill Fox | Shelter from the Smoke | 1997 [Chosen by Rebecca Cole (Wild Flag)]
Nic Armstrong | The Greatest White Liar | 2004 [Chosen by Miles Kane]
múm | Finally We Are No One | 2002 [Chosen by Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club)]
Ann Steel | Ann Steel | 1979 [Chosen by NME's Laura Snapes]
Sam Gopal | Escalator | 1969 [Chosen by Rhys Webb (The Horrors)]
Group 1850 | Agemo's Trip to Mother Earth | 1968 [Chosen by Rhys Webb (The Horrors)]
Damon | Song of a Gypsy | 1969 [Chosen by Rhys Webb (The Horrors)]
Dark | Round the Edges | 1972 [Chosen by Rhys Webb (The Horrors)]
Lazy Smoke | Corridor of Faces | 1968 [Chosen by Rhys Webb (The Horrors)]
Aqua | Aquarium | 1997 [Chosen by Claire Boucher (Grimes)]
Wolfgang Riechmann | Wunderbar | 1978 [Chosen by Steev Livingstone (Errors)]
More Fire Crew | More Fire Crew C.V. | 2002 [Chosen by NME's Louis Pattison]
Comet Gain | Réalistes | 2002 [Chosen by Gary Jarman (The Cribs)]
The Jags | Evening Standards | 1980 [Chosen by Orlando Weeks (The Maccabees)]
Animal Collective | Feels | 2005 [Chosen by Orlando Weeks (The Maccabees)]
I Am Kloot | Natural History | 2001 [Chosen by Felix White (The Maccabees)]
The Feelies | Crazy Rhythms | 1980 [Chosen by Felix White (The Maccabees)]
Levy | Rotten Love | 2005 [Chosen by Hugo White (The Maccabees)]
Leonard Cohen | Death of a Ladies' Man | 1977 [Chosen by Hugo White (The Maccabees)]
Mudcrutch | Mudcrutch | 2008 [Chosen by Sam Doyle (The Maccabees)]
Jeff Buckley | Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk | 1998 [Chosen by Sam Doyle (The Maccabees)]
Eastern Lane | Shades of Black | 2003 [Chosen by Rupert Jarvis (The Maccabees)]
Silverchair | Frogstomp | 1995 [Chosen by Rupert Jarvis (The Maccabees)]
Adequate Seven | Songs of Innocence and of Experience | 2003 [Chosen by Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari)]
The Stepkids | The Stepkids | 2011 [Chosen by Raf Rundell (The 2 Bears)]
Ben Folds Five | Whatever and Ever Amen | 1997 [Chosen by Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers)]
Selda | Selda | 1976 [Chosen by St Vincent]
Slowdive | Pygmalion | 1995 [Chosen by NME's Nat Cramp]
Swiss | Pain N' Muziq | 2005 [Chosen by Wretch]
Chipmunk | Transition | 2011 [Chosen by Wretch]
Kano | London Town | 2007 [Chosen by Wretch]
S.A.S. | Who Dares Wins | 2004 [Chosen by Wretch]
Scorcher | Concrete Jungle | 2009 [Chosen by Wretch]
Megadeth | Rust in Peace | 1990 [Chosen by Simon Ridley (DZ Deathrays)]
Dio | Holy Diver | 1983 [Chosen by Simon Ridley (DZ Deathrays)]
Coal Chamber | Dark Days | 2002 [Chosen by Simon Ridley (DZ Deathrays)]
King Diamond | Abigail | 1987 [Chosen by Simon Ridley (DZ Deathrays)]
Anthrax | Among the Living | 1987 [Chosen by Simon Ridley (DZ Deathrays)]
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci | Bwyd Time | 1995 [Chosen by NME's Mike Williams]
Cut the Shit | Harmed and Dangerous | 2003 [Chosen by Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats)]
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy | I See a Darkness | 1999 [Chosen by Carl Barat]
Kit Hain | Looking for You | 1982 [Chosen by Joe Mount (Metronomy)]
Velvet Crush | Teenage Symphonies to God | 1994 [Chosen by NME's Alan Woodhouse]
The Beautiful South | Welcome to the Beautiful South | 1989 [Chosen by Frankie Francis (Frankie & The Heartstrings)]
3 | Dark Days Coming | 1989 [Chosen by Dean Spunt (No Age)]
The Abyssinians | Satta Masa Gana | 1976 [Chosen by John Lydon]
Cyann & Ben | Sweet Beliefs | 2006 [Chosen by NME's Tom Pinnock]
The Replacements | Hootenanny | 1983 [Chosen by Jordan Gatesmith (Howler)]
Kevin Rowland | My Beauty | 1999 [Chosen by Tom Meighan & Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian)]
Malachai | Ugly Side of Love | 2010 [Chosen by Tom Meighan & Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian)]
Momus | The Poison Boyfriend | 1987 [Chosen by Brett Anderson (Suede)]
Gastr Del Sol | Camoufleur | 1998 [Chosen by David Brewis (Field Music)]
Alicia Keys | The Element of Freedom | 2009 [Chosen by Rebecca Taylor (Slow Club)]
Algebra Suicide | The Secret Like Crazy | 1987 [Chosen by Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields)]
Blueboy | Unisex | 1994 [Chosen by Jonathan Pierce (The Drums)]
Gary Numan | Telekon | 1980 [Chosen by NME's Hamish Macbain]
Teedra Moses | Complex Simplicity | 2004 [Chosen by Katy B]
Metro-Trinity | Die Young | 1987 [Chosen by Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets)]
Frank Zappa/The Mothers | Over-Nite Sensation | 1973 [Chosen by Beth Jeans Houghton]
Idle Race | Idle Race | 1969 [Chosen by John Hassall (The Libertines)]
Buckingham Nicks | Buckingham Nicks | 1973 [Chosen by NME's Luke Lewis]
Babybird | Bugged | 2000 [Chosen by NME's Jamie Fullerton]
Broadcast | Haha Sound | 2003 [Chosen by Tom Dougall (Toy)]
Famous L. Renfroe | Children | 2008 [Chosen by Britanny Howard (Alabama Shakes)]
The Winkies | The Winkies | 1975 [Chosen by Mick Jones (The Clash)]
Nellie McKay | Get Away from Me | 2004 [Chosen by James Allan (Glasvegas)]
The Angels of Light | Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home | 2003 [Chosen by Tom Fleming (Wild Beasts)]
The Weakerthans | Reconstruction Site | 2003 [Chosen by Frank Turner]
Les Rallizes Dénudés | Heavier Than a Death in the Family | 2002? [bootleg] [Chosen by Sam Kilcoyne (Scum)]
Late of the Pier | Fantasy Black Channel | 2008 [Chosen by Johnny LLoyd (Tribes)]
John Cale | Fear | 1974 [Chosen by Sharon Van Etten]
Tom Waits | Rain Dogs | 1985 [Chosen by Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)]
Maupa | The Minor Highs and the Major Lows | 2004 [Chosen by NME's Rick Martin]
Noisettes | What's the Time Mr Wolf? | 2007 [Chosen by Ghostpoet]
Henry's Dress | Bust 'Em Green | 1996 [Chosen by James Mercer (The Shins)]
Various Artists | Chicago Trax Volume 1 | 1987 [Chosen by Little Boots]
Current 93 | Where the Long Shadows Fall (Beforetheinmostlight) | 1995 [Chosen by Andrew WK]
Swirlies | They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in the Glittering World of the Salons | 1996 [Chosen by Kurt Vile]
Hang on the Box | For Every Punk Bitch & Arsehole | 2003 [Chosen by NME's Krissi Murison]

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