NME: The Essential Bands

The NME – or to those of us who used to purchase a copy in the 1960s, the New Musical Express – has certainly moved with the times. It has produced yet another compilation of what it considers the essential bands of the past 12 months. And the choice, to

The NME - or to those of us who used to purchase a copy in the 1960s, the New Musical Express - has certainly moved with the times.

It has produced yet another compilation of what it considers the essential bands of the past 12 months.

And the choice, to tell the truth, isn't bad at all.

The double CD includes the Kaiser Chiefs (I Predict a Riot), The Killers (Jenny Was a Friend of Mine), Scissor Sisters (Take Your Mama), Snow Patrol (Spitting Games), and Paul Weller (From the Floorboards Up).

A collection that captures the spirit of today's music.