Record Store Day 2014
Yannis Philippakis kicks off nine pages of brilliant artists revealing the soundtracks to their youth, happiest memories and innermost turmoil. NME is invited to dive into the Foals’ frontman’s extensive collection of black plastic. Plus! NME travels to Bristol’s Rise ahead of Record Store Day 2014 to find out how traditional shops strategise to survive and NME staffers pick their 50 essential purchases for this year’s shopping frenzy, including sought-after gems from Bowie and LCD Soundsystem, to Bat For Lashes and Metronomy and more.
Courtney Love and Dave Grohl bury the hatchet as Nirvana take to the stage with Lorde, St Vincent and more at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the first NME line-up at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton revealed, in the studio with Bo Ningen and more
You heard it here first. Delving into a wealth of new talent, including recommendations from exclusive guest columnists.
Definitive Album Verdicts
Canadian slacker Mac Demarco take the lead in this week’s NME with his best album to date, plus album verdicts for Eels, Kelis and more.
Ultimate Live Reviews
Rapper Danny Brown’s brazen energy brings the party to the expectant crowd at the Bowery Ballroom in New York and lands gig of the week. Real Estate in New York, School of Language in Newcastle and more.
On repeat – 20 essential new tracks, including Baby Strange, Brody Dalle, First Aid Kit, Peace and more
Anatomy of an Album – Nas: Illmatic. The New York rapper’s ground-breaking debut album was released 20 years ago this week
Soundtrack of My Life – St. Vincent