The Week Rock’n’Roll Fought Back!

FEATURES The Week Rock’n’Roll Fought Back! Kevin EG Perry takes Alex Turner’s rallying cry at last week’s Brit Awards to the streets… Beck Beck spent the last six years recovering from a spinal injury, making music for other people. Finally he returns with ‘Morning Phase’, a gorgeous California record that’s among his best, writes Ian Cohen Neneh Cherry Neneh Cherry is back with her first solo album in 17 years, written following her mother’s death. “Even though I’ve been a mother since I was 18, it really made me understand what being a mother is,” she tells Mathew Horton From The Vaults: Madonna, 1983 Twenty-five years since the release of ‘Like A Prayer’, we reprint Barney Hoskyns’ feature with a fresh-faced Madonna on her first visit to the UK, back in 1983. ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK What does the new Horrors album sound like?First up, Faris needs to decide what he’s calling the songs PLUS Cliff on tour with Moz… WTF? The man himself explains his decision to join Morrissey Anatomy of an album: De La Soul – ‘3 Feet High And Rising’ In The Studio: School of Language Interviews with: Blondie Steve Lamacq Perfect Pussy Brody Dalle Mogwai Bombay Bicycle Club Album Reviews: Real Estate Willis Earl Beal Linda Perhacs Blood Red Shoes The Men Eagulls Caught Live: Foals Warpaint Parquet Courts Childhood/Telegram Speedy Ortiz

    FEATURES

  • NMEThe Week Rock’n’Roll Fought Back!

    Kevin EG Perry takes Alex Turner’s rallying cry at last week’s Brit Awards to the streets…

  • NMEBeck

    Beck spent the last six years recovering from a spinal injury, making music for other people. Finally he returns with ‘Morning Phase’, a gorgeous California record that’s among his best, writes Ian Cohen

  • NMENeneh Cherry

    Neneh Cherry is back with her first solo album in 17 years, written following her mother’s death. “Even though I’ve been a mother since I was 18, it really made me understand what being a mother is,” she tells Mathew Horton

  • NMEFrom The Vaults: Madonna, 1983

    Twenty-five years since the release of ‘Like A Prayer’, we reprint Barney Hoskyns’ feature with a fresh-faced Madonna on her first visit to the UK, back in 1983.

  • ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK

  • NMEWhat does the new Horrors album sound like?
    First up, Faris needs to decide what he’s calling the songs

PLUS

  • Cliff on tour with Moz… WTF? The man himself explains his decision to join Morrissey
  • Anatomy of an album: De La Soul – ‘3 Feet High And Rising’
  • In The Studio: School of Language
  • Interviews with:
    • Blondie
    • Steve Lamacq
    • Perfect Pussy
    • Brody Dalle
    • Mogwai
    • Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Album Reviews:
    • Real Estate
    • Willis Earl Beal
    • Linda Perhacs
    • Blood Red Shoes
    • The Men
    • Eagulls
  • Caught Live:
    • Foals
    • Warpaint
    • Parquet Courts
    • Childhood/Telegram
    • Speedy Ortiz