No Irish bands need apply: Bono and the boys fail to crack the NME Top 50

U2 might be storming the world with "No Line on the Horizon" and their 360 Tour but the Irish band have failed to crack the Top 50 albums of the decade.

The British rock bible NME revealed their Top 50 Monday and U2 are nowhere to be seen.

American rockers, The Strokes, topped the charts with their 2001 debut "Is This It."

U2 released three albums since 2000; "All That You Can't Leave Behind," (2000); "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," (2004) and "No Line on the Horizon," (2009).

However, not one of the three albums were rated good enough to make the Top 50.

The votes came from record producers, label bosses and musicians, including members of Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys.

Maybe U2 need to think about putting someone on the judging panel next year seeing as both bands got the nod along with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Libertines, The White Stripes, Arcade Fire and The Streets.

There was more bad news for U2 this week with the revelation that Dublin City Council fined them €37,000 ($55,000) for breaching noise regulations with their 360 Tour.

An investigation found the band went over the 75 decibel level 12 times during the three concerts at Croke Park.