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NME Presents Essential Bands 2006 [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Nov 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: U.M.T.V.
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,677 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Killers When You Were Young
2. Razorlight America
3. The Automatic Monster
4. The Fratellis Chelsea Dagger
5. Arctic Monkeys When The Sun Goes Down (live)
6. Dirty Pretty Things Bang Bang, You're Dead
7. The Ordinary Boys Lonely At The Top
8. Boy Kill Boy Suzie
9. Kaiser Chiefs You Can Have It All (Ian Brodie Remix)
10. Franz Ferdinand The Fallen
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Disc: 2
1. Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
2. Keane Is It Any Wonder
3. Kooks She Moves In Her Own Way
4. Guillemots Trains To Brazil
5. Thom Yorke Harrowdown Hill
6. The Charlatans Blackened Blue Eyes
7. Babyshambles Albion
8. Embrace Nature's Law
9. Bloc Party So Here We Are
10. Bedouin Soundclash When The Night Feels My Song
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Nme Presents the Essential Bands 2006

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad! 29 Dec 2006
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Format:Audio CD
There are a lot of good bands of this album however the second half of each CD i dont know of any of the bands but some of the some are great. I bought this album because i really like razorlight and snow patrol etc and i wanted an album which has similar stuff on it. Overall i think this is a really good album with just a few songs you want to skip!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Usual Suspects 2 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
The predecessor album to this was better, but 2005 was probably a better year for guitar bands than 2006 - not that you can knock a year that produced songs like Razorlight's America or the Automatic's Monster. Yes, there are some very fine songs here, and an eclectic mix of the well known and the not so well known, the new and the not so new. If this is the type of music you like you just can't go wrong with 40 tracks for around a tenner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm.... 3 Jun 2007
By Hegarty
Format:Audio CD
Well I have to say I agree with the previous review. Razorlight? The Automatic? The Fratellis? The Kooks? And that goddamn Chasing Cars? This album contradicts the opinioin of NME in a bizarre. Saying that buy this if it's only for bands like The Rakes, The Maccabees and Peter Bjorn and John.
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8 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Did NME really compile this?! 6 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
Having just stumbled upon this item for sale, I must admit to being rather perplexed as to the artists it features.

A regular reader of NME, I buy the magazine for its discussion of all that is new and different in the world of indie. Naturally, the input of record companies requires that certain bands be featured in their magazine from time to time regardless of the what the writers want to promote and this I understand. But to put out a CD containing half the contents of the Radio 1 playlist (such is the indie/pop crossover these days)as suggested in the previous reviewer, this seems like a purely money-making exercise to please a few record company bods at Christmas.

So come on NME, what do you really believe in? You suggest in your pages each week that great new music comes in the shape of Larrikin Love, The Long Blondes, Klaxons, The Sunshine Underground etc - where are they in this collection of 'essential' bands? Can you please stand up and tell us what you really like?!

I'm not denying there's some good stuff on here in places. But Razorlight - Essential Band?! Save my ears, please.....
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2 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars average nonsense 4 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
when are we going to hear some exciting guitar bands that push the boundaries of music, lyrics and theme? most of these are just run-of-the-mill bands with nothing worth buying. You can listen to most of these songs on the radio and enjoy them, but whey pay money for the album when you can hear them every day (Amazon says "Shut up and let them buy it!!"). As for 'Monster' being a highlight - what planet are you from man? That song, and every one ive heard from the automatic, is just one riff and one verse repeated as much as needed for a four-minute track! There's no variety and no creativity beyond the most basic musicianship. I hope the band goes on to better things, but if that is their highpoint then there's not much good i can say about it.
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