NME The Album 2009 (Warner) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 31 December 2009 22:15

nmeI've never really taken much notice of these compilation albums; albums made up of bands usually hailed as the next best thing or already big name bands having their hits cobbled together on one album.

 

I remember way back in the old days when my brother came home with an album called 'Now That's What I Call Music!', which was factually incorrect in my humble opinion. These types of collections have been around for donkey's years and it is a format that will never match the old Top Of The Pops albums of the 70's, but I suppose these releases at least have the original artists playing the tunes.

 

Anyway, I digress. Surely, if you are a fan of Muse or the Manics you'll already have their songs featured on this album, won't you? I guess it might be aimed at some old school DJ who still likes to spin hip tunes at the disco he works his decks at.

 

'NME The Album 2009' contains a right mixed bunch of hits and bands the indie kids might know, like Muse, Glasvegas, Biffy Clyro, The Prodigy. If they had a single out in 2009 then they were on the cover of the NME and here is the single. I did laugh when I was listening to this because in amongst the likes of Franz Ferdinand and Pete Docherty was the saviour of this collection, Gallows and the fine tune 'I Dread The Night'.....oh, and Green Day are on here as well.....

 

So, all bases covered by the indie kids bible that is the NME and for less than ten of your english pounds you get 40 tunes which by my reckoning isn't too bad, is it?