Henry Yates

25 Years On, U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ Still Sounds Incredible

Before the lemons. Before the messiah complex. Before Adam Clayton’s lolling penis on the inlay of ‘Achtung Baby’. Before any of these divisive factors,...

In Defense Of… Meat Loaf

34 years after it began its almost infinite stint on the charts, a look back at Meat Loaf's baffling and astonishingly successful 'Bat Out...

25 Reasons To Love Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’

As Paul Simon brings 'Graceland' to Hyde Park as part of the album's 25th anniversary celebrations...1It’s Prozac for the ears… Given that African music is...

Sacred Cows – ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’

Sacred Cows is an occasional series in which NME writers question the critical consensus around revered albums. Here, Henry Yates wonders if The Velvet...

Album A&E – Oasis, ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’

So Noel Gallagher hates ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’. It’s quite an admission from a man previously so delusional that he could fart into...
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