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Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014

 
Sleater-Kinney: Why You Should Be Hyped About Their Return - By REM, Eleanor Friedberger And Los Campesinos!

Today, folks, is a mighty fine day indeed: riot grrrl heroes Sleater-Kinney have returned. The punk-trio will [url=http://www.nme.com/news/sleater-kinney/80512]release their first studio album[/url] in 10 years next year, with 'No Cities To Love' set to arrive in January 2015. Even better: they'll also be heading out on the road for a series of live shows including a spate of UK shows. If you've never seen them live before, then this is your chance. Don't miss it.

 

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Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

 

NME Yes, it's actually going to happen. Noel Gallagher will be on Celebrity Gogglebox tonight. With Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, no less. "I can reveal to the nation that I will be on Celebrity Gogglebox – I'm taping it tomorrow with my good friends who just happen to be supermodels Naomi [Campbell] and Kate [Moss]," Noel recently told BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq.

 

Emma Barnett

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

 
How The Top 40 Music Chart Changed The Way We Do News In 2014

Listening to the Top 40 in my youth was important. Every Sunday afternoon I would faithfully load my blank cassette tape into my Hi-Fi, patiently wait for a song I liked and hit record with a military-like precision. It was an important music source for my beloved Walkman (and it became an early but paltry attempt at DJ-ing). It also secured me a certain level of cachet on the school bus. However, no matter how hard I tried, hitting stop at the perfect moment to ensure I avoided capturing the presenter’s voice on my tape was impossible.

 

Leonie Cooper

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

 
Foo Fighters' Return Sees Dave Grohl And Co. At Their Most Visceral - The Verdict On The New Single

Over the past year artists have been clamouring to one-up each other when it comes to inventive ways of releasing music. We've had U2's iTunes debacle, Wu Tang Clan's multi-million dollar, lone copy of 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin', Beyonce's all-video album, Thom Yorke's Bittorrent record, Aphex Twin's deep web 'Syro' shenanigans and now comes perhaps the most thought-out and considered of them all; Foo Fighters' eighth, 'Sonic Highways'.

 

Mark Beaumont

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 
Spare The Smiths From Hall Of Fame Hell

Nominated for induction in 2015, The Smiths are an ill fit for The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame... The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: the place where the light finally goes out. It’s rock's House Of Lords, where ancient relics of the rock age are inducted once doctors have confirmed that their primary creative functions have shut down for good. To be inducted is less an honour, more an invitation to a never-ending whist drive at the rock’n’roll retirement village.

 
 
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