The new issue of NME, on sale from Wednesday July 29, marks the explosive return of The Cribs.

In addition – to celebrate the arrival of Spinal Tap on these shores – we name the 20 loudest songs ever made, and will be giving you the chance to win tickets to Reading and Leeds 2009.

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Plus:


Glasvegas
exclusively reveal their exciting new plans to head stateside to record the new album.

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New releases from Friendly Fires, Lightspeed Champion and The Flaming Lips make it into 10 Tracks this week.

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Arctic Monkeys challenge fans to learn their new track ‘Crying Lightning’ so they can sing along at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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NME‘s new Radar Tour star Marina And The Diamonds shares her favourite songs and albums.

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Wild Beasts
deliver the album we’ve all been waiting for. Is it any good? Judge for yourself by listening to ‘Two Dancers’ now.

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