100 Albums For 2014

FEATURES Kasabian Tom Howard visits Serge and Tom at home in Leicester where they talk up their reinvention of rock’n’roll and how they’ll ward off the competition Lily Allen Returning after a four-year break from music, the London pop star is ready to cause more controversy than ever, finds Barry Nicolson The Maccabees Ben Hewitt discovers the pressure is on for the indie quintet as they prepare to overcome new challenges Also featured: Metronomy, Wild Beasts, The Horrors, Merchandise, Damon Albarn, Everything Everything, Manic Street Preachers, Django Django, Palma Violets, Peace, Lykke Li, Kelis and 85 more SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS Subscribe to the print edition here, or get this week’s digital edition. ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK: What links Sky Larkin, Hookworms, Mansun and Pulled Apart By Horses? Menace Beach! Discover the supergroup who put McBusted to shame Who has been shortlisted for an NME Award? The nominations are revealed and voting officially begins What song makes Miles Kane feel immortal? The one he wants played when he dies, of course Anatomy of an album: The Kinks – ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ Interviews with: Thurston Moore Danny Brown Interpol MKS Swim Deep Howler Broken Bells Ricky Wilson Cee Lo Katy B Album Reviews: Warpaint Against Me! The Rifles Big Ups Mode Moderne Mogwai Boats Mutual Benefit The Hidden Cameras Caught Live: Wolf Alice The Breeders and Speedy Ortiz Patrick Wolf Toy Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs

    FEATURES

  • NMEKasabian
    Tom Howard visits Serge and Tom at home in Leicester where they talk up their reinvention of rock’n’roll and how they’ll ward off the competition
  • NMELily Allen
    Returning after a four-year break from music, the London pop star is ready to cause more controversy than ever, finds Barry Nicolson
  • NMEThe Maccabees
    Ben Hewitt discovers the pressure is on for the indie quintet as they prepare to overcome new challenges
  • NMEAlso featured:
    Metronomy, Wild Beasts, The Horrors, Merchandise, Damon Albarn, Everything Everything, Manic Street Preachers, Django Django, Palma Violets, Peace, Lykke Li, Kelis and 85 more
  • NMESUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

    Subscribe to the print edition here, or get this week’s digital edition.

    ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK:

  • What links Sky Larkin, Hookworms, Mansun and Pulled Apart By Horses?
    Menace Beach! Discover the supergroup who put McBusted to shame
  • Who has been shortlisted for an NME Award?
    The nominations are revealed and voting officially begins
  • What song makes Miles Kane feel immortal?
    The one he wants played when he dies, of course
  • Anatomy of an album: The Kinks – ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’
  • Interviews with:
    • Thurston Moore
    • Danny Brown
    • Interpol
    • MKS
    • Swim Deep
    • Howler
    • Broken Bells
    • Ricky Wilson
    • Cee Lo
    • Katy B
  • Album Reviews:
    • Warpaint
    • Against Me!
    • The Rifles
    • Big Ups
    • Mode Moderne
    • Mogwai
    • Boats
    • Mutual Benefit
    • The Hidden Cameras
  • Caught Live:
    • Wolf Alice
    • The Breeders and Speedy Ortiz
    • Patrick Wolf
    • Toy
    • Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs