The Essential Albums Of 2011 – Inside This Week’s NME

It’s an ‘in the studio’ special as we look at all the essential albums coming out in 2011. There’s exclusive pics, interviews and the latest info on much anticipated releases from the likes of The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Beady Eye and Kasabian…

We also catch-up with returning young Brit heroes like Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts, The Maccabees and Friendly Fires, and take a special visit to The Horrors’ studio as they work on the follow-up to the critical orgasm machine that was ‘Primary Colours’.

Who else? OK, deep breath: Elbow, Damon Albarn, Florence, the Big Pink, Bright Eyes, Plan B, La Roux, Glasvegas….ah you get the idea; EVERYONE. 2011 is shaping up to be a hell of a year.

Also in the issue are live reviews of Sonic Youth and Big Boi, album reviews of White Lies and Anna Calvi, plus there’s a big announcement about the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011, regarding a certain Foo Fighting ex-member of Nirvana…

It’s a massively packed issue. Someone may die. Don’t let that stop you buying it, mind.

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