This week’s issue of NME, on sale from February 11, is a Valentine’s Day special, featuring the 25 greatest alternative love songs, starring Blur, Joy Division, and The Smiths.

We take a romantic trip to Paris with Pete Doherty, where he muses on the three great loves of his life: drugs, Kate and Carl. Meanwhile, you can download a free Pete track and watch a video interview over on the Daily Download.

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Also in the new issue, you’ll find find free posters of Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes , Florence And The Machine and The Mighty Boosh.

Plus…

Klaxons return to the UK live scene.

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Eagles Of Death Metal take on Paris.

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The NME verdict on Empire Of The Sun‘s debut album.

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It’s all in the new issue of NME, on sale Wednesday February 11.