NME would like to make an unreserved apology to Giggs. In our review of his new album, ‘Landlord’, a lyric was misheard which completely altered the context and our understanding of the track ‘The Process’. In the track Giggs says “man rates her”, which was incorrectly interpreted as “man rapes her”.
This was gravely inaccurate on our part, and has caused unnecessary pain to Giggs, his management and his fans. We accept all blame for the error, which should never have happened.
NME has been a huge champion of Giggs throughout his career, and we would like to state that this was a genuine mistake.
That does not alter the fact that this should have been avoided, therefore we reiterate our apologies to Giggs and to anyone else affected by the review.