We begin with what is the undisputed playlist of the week so far: NME's 18 best tracks of 2012. It's been a good year for new music, as this mixtape proves. Featured here: Grimes, Death Grips, alt-j, Django Django, Plan B and more. What tracks are missing from this list? Why not create your very own best-of 2012 playlist and let us know.
Next we take a look at the 100 greatest songs of the influential music magazine's lifetime. Featured here: everyone from David Bowie and Joy Division, to the Smiths and the Stone Roses, to Blur and Oasis, through to OutKast and M.I.A. This is a the consummate collection of the best music from the past 60 years – an unmissable mixtape.
From the best songs of the last half century, we move to the greatest tracks from the past decade. There's over 10 hours of 00s goodness here. Everyone from to the Strokes, the Libertines and the Streets, to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol and Kings of Leon, through to Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse and the xx.
Next up, a must-hear playlist for fans of the Thin White Duke, it's the Top 20 Greatest David Bowie Songs. Almost three hours of the great man's greatest hits. Well worth a listen for aficionados and newcomers alike.
What, in your opinion, is the greatest album closing track of all time? Can't think? Allow NME and their playlist Magnificent Album Closing Tracks to help you out. Everyone from LCD Soundsystem, Kate Bush and Radiohead to Kanye West, Talking Heads and Prince gets a nod here. Brilliant.
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