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Saturday, April 20, 2002

NME – Greatest Artists of All Time

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New Musical Express, or NME, is a British music magazine. In April 2002, they featured a list of those artists which they said had the biggest impact over the magazine’s first 50 years.

  1. The Smiths
  2. The Beatles
  3. The Stone Roses
  4. David Bowie
  5. The Sex Pistols
  6. Oasis
  7. Radiohead
  8. Paul Weller
  9. U2
  10. Public Enemy

  11. Bez and Shaun Ryder (of Happy Mondays)
  12. The Clash
  13. Nirvana
  14. Elvis Presley
  15. Joy Division
  16. Blur
  17. The Strokes
  18. The Rolling Stones
  19. The Verve
  20. Bob Marley

  21. The Fall
  22. Prodigy
  23. Lou Reed/Velvet Underground
  24. R.E.M.
  25. Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  26. Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  27. Beastie Boys
  28. T-Rex
  29. The Jesus and Mary Chain
  30. The Specials

  31. Manic Street Preachers
  32. Roxy Music
  33. The Pixies
  34. Iggy Pop
  35. Shane MacGowan (of The Pogues)
  36. Primal Scream
  37. Frank Sinatra
  38. Bob Dylan
  39. Blondie
  40. Eminem

  41. Boy George
  42. Madonna
  43. Marvin Gaye
  44. Pulp
  45. Michael Jackson
  46. The Charlatans
  47. Echo & the Bunnymen
  48. The KLF
  49. Neil Young
  50. PJ Harvey

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