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Al Horner

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why The Time Is Right For Blink-182 To Split Following Tom DeLonge's Departure

“Let’s make this last forever,” once yowled Tom DeLonge, dragging his trademark sneer across a melee of skate-rock guitars and breathlessly thwacked drums. For a while, it seemed like Blink-182 might have lived up to that pledge, the hook to fizzing 2001 single ‘First Date’. Four years after an acrimonious 2005 split – sparked by guitarist DeLonge who described himself as tired of writing “bullshit pop songs” to people “singing along like 14-year-old girls” – the band returned in 2009, with a new album in the works and a world tour planned.


Rhian Daly

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Cribs - 'For All My Sisters' First Listen Review: A Pop Record Riddled With Irresistible Pop Hooks

The Cribs have been teasing two new albums for a while now and last week they finally announced a release date for one of them. ‘For All My Sisters’ arrives on March 23 and, in this week’s NME, Ryan Jarman touts it as “the poppiest record since ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’”. Get ready for these songs to be permanently stuck in your head – we gave it an early listen and discovered an album full of glimmering earworms.


Ben Hewitt

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What Kind Of Immersive World Was Björk Building Around 'Vulnicura' Before Its Leak?

If patience is a virtue, then the people leaking albums months ahead of release are among the least virtuous sods around. Last week, Björk's new album 'Vulnicura’ popped up online two months before its planned March release. With the genie well and truly out of the bottle, the Icelandic performer decided to rush-release the full record on iTunes, and so – prematurely – the world got its hands on her ninth LP. We've not only been denied that nice bit of anticipation before getting your hands on a new album, we've also been robbed of seeing exactly how Björk would have released this album.


NME Blog

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 Things We Like This Week (28/1/2015)

Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, it's a Pharrell Williams x Adidas jacket to the Gone Girl DVD. JACKET: Pharrell Williams x Adidas The ‘Happy’ singer has already designed his own range of trainers for Adidas, and now comes these snappy track jackets. Continue Pharrell’s love of polka dots in red, blue or yellow.


Nadia Khomami

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bob Dylan Would Be A Teacher If He Wasn't A Musician. Here's What A Week At Dylan High Would Look Like

Here on the NME news desk, we deal with revelations by musicians on a daily basis. This past week, one of the more intriguing ones I came across was Bob Dylan’s disclosure that if he wasn't a musician, he would be a teacher. One of the biggest music icons of the last century teaching you about algebra and F. Scott Fitzgerald - imagine that! So I did. Here's what a week at school with Bob Dylan might look like. Monday: You’ve been dreading today.

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