A list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time is published in this week’s magazine, which is available digitally or on newsstands from today (October 23).
The Smiths’ 1986 LP came top of the list, above albums by The Beatles, David Bowie, Pulp, The Stone Roses and Pixies. You can read the full rundown in this week’s issue.
Voted for by NME journalists past and present, each individual’s list of their top 50 albums was awarded points with 50 going to their top choice, 49 for the second and so on. These figures were combined with the same scoring method for NME’s Top 50 albums of the year for every year there has been one to create the definitive list of 500 essential albums published in the magazine.