The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime

NME Special Series

Published by IPC Media. First published in 1952, NME is 60 years old this year and has always strived to be at the forefront of the most exciting new music on the planet. This is the story of the 60 albums that have mattered most in its history,  from the earliest world shaking voices of Elvis Presley and Little Richard through the swinging '60s and on through Bowie, punk, Joy Division, hip hop, Britpop and beyond, right up to PJ Harvey and Arcade Fire. Revisited in chronological order, here is  thrilling, unmissable look back at the music that has shaped all of our lives.