The Year In Pictures

FEATURES The Year: 2013 In PicturesEverything that mattered in music in the past 12 months, as told with brilliant, striking photography Against Me!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 ParksLaura Snapes talks to the American singer-songwriter about the 45-year legacy of his classic debut album From The Vaults: Chic, 1981To 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 SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS Subscribe to the print edition here, or get this week’s digital edition. 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 Interviews with: The Orwells East India Youth Maximo Park Paul Draper, formerly of Mansun Album Reviews: 7 Days Of Funk Joker Rogue Wave Southern Death Grips Department M Caught live: Palma Violets ATP Peace The Naked And Famous

    FEATURES

  • NMEThe Year: 2013 In Pictures
    Everything that mattered in music in the past 12 months, as told with brilliant, striking photography
  • NMEAgainst Me!
    Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! is punk rock’s first prominent transgender frontwoman. Paris Lees hears the full story of her transition
  • NMEVan Dyke Parks
    Laura Snapes talks to the American singer-songwriter about the 45-year legacy of his classic debut album
  • NMEFrom 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
  • NMESUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

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

    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
  • Interviews with:

    • The Orwells
    • East India Youth
    • Maximo Park
    • Paul Draper, formerly of Mansun

  • Album Reviews:

    • 7 Days Of Funk
    • Joker
    • Rogue Wave
    • Southern
    • Death Grips
    • Department M

  • Caught live:

    • Palma Violets
    • ATP
    • Peace
    • The Naked And Famous