The Year: 2013 In Pictures
Buy this week's magazine to find out everything that mattered in music in the past 12 months, as told with brilliant, striking photography
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! is punk rock's first prominent transgender frontwoman. Paris Lees hears the full story of her transition
Van Dyke Parks
Laura Snapes talks to the American singer-songwriter about the 45-year legacy of his classic debut album
From The Vaults: Chic, 1981
To mark 35 years since 'Le Freak' went to Number One in the States, we revisit Danny Baker's interview with the duo who redefined disco
Also Inside This Week
-Who should win big in the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas? Have your say by completing this year's voting form
-How will the music world remember Nelson Mandela? Jerry Dammers on working with a global icon
-Why did the Pixies sack their new bassist? Kim Shattuck says it's all a bit of a mystery...
-Anatomy of an album: The Pogues - 'Rum, Sodomy & The Last'
-Alisa Xayalith of The Naked & Famous reveals the soundtrack of her life