In this week’s NME…
It’s a super-packed issue, so let’s cut to the chase. Firstly, we give our verdict on the Beady Eye album and speak to Liam and the boys about the making of it. Who’s more into it? Them or us?
Then there’s the small matter of Radiohead’s surprise album at the weekend. Here you can read our definitive review of ‘The Kings of Limbs’ and find out about the making of this opinion-splitting album.
Want a freebie? Oh, OK then. Inside there’s also a 16 page free magazine on the greatest frontmen of all time. We count down the Top 25 and speak to the likes of John Lydon, Bobby Gillespie and Iggy Pop about what it takes to be up front with nothing but a microphone and large penis to protect you. Don’t miss this.
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Aside from this we have interviews with a resurgent Beth Ditto, a defiant My Chemical Romance and a dapper Noah and the Whale. And Christ, we also join Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man, Everything Everything and The Vaccines on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2011, and find a tale of broken limbs, hard partying and everyone being scared of Alice Glass.
Plus there’s album reviews, live reviews, the gig guide and much more.
Buy this issue and be the envy of future generations, particularly the ones who’ve been fucked up by nuclear fall-out.