The Strokes top NME album of the decade list

Music brag NME has crowned The Strokes’ debut album †Is This It’ as the best album of the decade. If that isn’t enough encouragement for the boys to get cracking with their next album release then I don’t know what is.

As the naughties come to a close NME (and a long list of music experts) voted for what they thought are the best 100 albums of the decade. With the concluding list spanning artists from Jay-Z to Johnny Cash and a few unexpected ones in between.

The New York rockers beat off the likes of Primal Scream’s ‘XTRMNR’ and ‘Up The Bracket’ by The Libertines to take the holy grail. Mike Skinner must be pretty chuffed with The Streets taking reign over two of the top ten positions.

Everyone from Triple J to Pitchfork have been uncovering their own versions of the bests songs/albums of all time lately so it was only a matter of time for music veteran’s NME to have their say.

What do you think of the list? Any unforgivable exclusions? Any unbelievable inclusions? Thoughts on how the hell MGMT were included and Daft Punk were not?

Let us know below…

The top 50 albums of the decade are:
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 – ‘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 – ‘Illinois’
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. The Rapture – ‘Echoes’
26. Dizzee Rascal – ‘Boy in Da Corner’
27. Amy Winehouse – ‘Back To Black’
28. Johnny Cash – ‘The 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 – ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’
45. Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You’
46. The Delgados – ‘The Great Eastern’
47. Brendan Benson – ‘Lapalco’
48. The Walkmen – ‘Bows and Arrows’
49. Muse – ‘Absolution’
50. MIA – ‘Arular’

Check out some rad hits from the top ten artists below and head to NME to check out the complete top 100.

1. The Strokes – Hard to Explain

2. The Libertines – Up The Bracket

3. Primal Scream – Kill All Hippies

4. The Artic Monkeys – Fake Tales of San Francisco

5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps Live

6. PJ Harvey – Good Fortune

7. Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood # 1

8. Interpol – Leif Erikson

9. The Streets – Has It Come To This

10. Radiohead – In Rainbows – Reckoner

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