NME's Top 50 albums of the decade

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1. The Strokes – ‘Is This It’

2. The Libertines – ‘Up The Bracket’

3. Primal Scream – ‘Xtrmntr’

4. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not’

5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Fever To Tell’

6. PJ Harvey – ‘Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea’

7. Arcade Fire – ‘Funeral’

8. Interpol – ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’

9. The Streets – ‘Original Pirate Material’

10. Radiohead – ‘In Rainbows’

11. At The Drive In – ‘Relationship Of Command’

12. LCD Soundsystem – ‘The Sound Of Silver’

13. The Shins – ‘Wincing The Night Away’

14. Radiohead – ‘Kid A’

15. Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Songs For The Deaf’

16. The Streets – ‘A Grand Don't Come For Free’

17. Sufjan Stevens – ‘Illinoise’

18. The White Stripes – ‘Elephant’

19. The White Stripes – ‘White Blood Cells’

20. Blur – ‘Think Tank’

21. The Coral – ‘The Coral’

22. Jay-Z – ‘The Blueprint’

23. Klaxons – ‘Myths Of The Near Future’

24. The Libertines – ‘The Libertines’

25. Rapture – ‘Echoes’

26. Dizzee Rascal – ‘Boy in Da Corner’

27. Amy Winehouse – ‘Back To Black’

28. Johnny Cash – ‘Man Comes Around’

29. Super Furry Animals – ‘Rings Around The World’

30. Elbow – ‘Asleep In The Back’

31. Bright Eyes – ‘I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning’

32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Show Your Bones’

33. Arcade Fire – ‘Neon Bible’

34. Grandaddy – ‘The Sophtware Slump’

35. Babyshambles – ‘Down In Albion’

36. Spirtualized – ‘Let it Come Down’

37. The Knife – ‘Silent Shout’

38. Bloc Party – ‘Silent Alarm’

39. Crystal Castles – ‘Crystal Castles’

40. Ryan Adams – ‘Gold’

41. Wild Beasts – ‘Two Dancers’

42. Vampire Weekend – ‘Vampire Weekend’

43. Wilco – ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’

44. Outkast – ‘Loveboxxx/The Love Below’

45. Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You’

46. Delgados – ‘The Great Eastern’

47. Brendan Benson – ‘Lapalco’

48. Walkmen – ‘Bows and Arrows’

49. Muse – ‘Absolution’

50. MIA – ‘Arular’

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