The Cribs, Grimes, A$AP Rocky all star in NME's Hot List issue

Exclusive Pete Doherty and Blur stories are also in NME's new issue

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The Cribs, Grimes and A$AP Rocky all feature in NME's inaugural Hot List issue - our guide to the hottest bands, producers, albums, rappers, scenes and even tweeters in the world right now.

The issue, which is on newsstands now (May 23) or available digitally, also features the likes of Niki And The Dove, Alt-J, The Gaslight Anthem, Passion Pit, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Pond and Madeon.

The Cribs give NME full access to their recent sell-out UK tour and open up about their new album 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull', while Grimes gives her take on the current state of pop music.

You can also watch a video, where the likes of Ladyhawke, The Temper Trap, The Cribs, Dry The River, Spector, Peace, Pond and Scissor Sisters say who they believe the hottest band in the world right now, by clicking below.

As well as this, there's an exclusive interview with Pete Doherty about his new studio album and a chat with producer William Orbit about new Blur recording sessions.

Public Image Ltd.'s long-awaited new album is reviewed, as is the hotly anticipated debut album from 2:54 and the latest offerings from Regina Spektor and Scissor Sisters.

The Cribs are playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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