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Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 
Stream Alex G's New Track 'Soaker' - NME Exclusive

In this week's NME, Alex G tells Radar that he developed his knobbly, homespun indie sound "in a self-taught bubble". Unreleased track 'Soaker' is a perfect example of what the 21-year-old Philadelphian songwriter – whose full name is Alex Giannascoli – means. Recorded in the bedroom in which he made 'DSU', his recently released UK debut, 'Soaker' is pulled along by a soft guitar riff and Alex's conversational lyrics. He says that its "All I ever do is soak through you" line is inspired by frustration: "It's about a relationship where I just couldn't connect with something.

 

Nick Levine

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 
Why We're All So Excited For 'Jurassic World' - And Meet The New Cast

The first trailer for Jurassic World debuted yesterday (November 25), three days earlier than we had been led to expect, and the instant reaction was overwhelmingly positive.

 

Al Horner

Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 
Stream NME's Top 50 Tracks Of 2014

By now you'll have seen the list - the 50 mightiest anthems 2014 had to offer, topped by Future Islands' heartstring-ragging dancefloor lament 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' and propped up by songs from Caribou, Sharon Van Etten, Mac DeMarco, La Roux, FlyLo, Run The Jewels and more. No doubt some of you disagree with our picks and are rattling our inboxes with letters raging at the tracks that didn't make the cut as we speak.

 

NME Blog

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 
Someone In Korea Built A Working Turntable Out Of Lego And It's Brilliant

Finally, a fitting way to listen to your Bloc Party vinyl collection. A Korean Lego enthusiast, known on YouTube as Hayarobi, has put together a working turntable using over 2400 Lego pieces. Hot on the heels of a dancing Lego version of Spongebob Squarepants, his creation uses a traditional phono cartridge but, other than that, is pure Lego. Impressive, right? Check it out below.

 

NME Blog

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 
NME Writers Pick Their Top Ten Tracks Of 2014

Looking through NME's 50 Top Tracks of 2014, one thing is clear: it's been a life-affirming year for music. From Future Islands' breakthrough 'Seasons (Waiting On You)' to the emergence of Fat White Family with seedy anthem 'Touch The Leather, St Vincent's crystallisation of the modern world in 'Digital Witness' to Run The Jewels taking it up a notch with 'Blockbuster Night Part 1', the list includes a variety of stone-cold classics to entrants we couldn't have predicted back in January. The return of Aphex Twin, for example. Caribou's career highlight album with 'Our Love'.

 
 
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