Could Kanye West or Jay-Z be headlining this yearâ
Klaxons have used a variety of words when discussing their forthcoming album, 'gritty', 'scuzzy', 'prog', 'power' and 'ballads' among them. We Are Scientists, meanwhile, prefer â
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It's another bumper issue this week, with in-depth interviews from a whole host of artists on their new albums, reviews of Lightspeed Champion's debut album and The Cribs' live show. There's posters of Albert Hammond Jr and Blood Red Shoes, some exclusive Glastonbury news and loads more.
Pete Doherty's revealed to us that his solo album is â
Producer Jake Fior feels that now the Babyshambles album is out there, itâ
The next Oasis album is finished and being mixed, so the (three year) wait is nearly over people. Noel's been 'revisiting some of his psychedelic trips' as a younger man, so watch this space.
My Chemical Romance have ditched The Black Parade, and are ready to do something "even crazier" on their new album, scheduled for release in late 2008.
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Read in this week's NME all about how Czech orchestras and Jedi Councils helped The Streets - aka Mike Skinner - on his next album. Pic: Sebastian Artz
Lightspeed Champion releases his debut album â
Kaiser Chiefs aren't releasing an album proper this year, but a series of EPs and downloads.
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Franz Ferdinand are using the same producer as Girls Aloud for their new album, due out in late summer.
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Carl Barat wanted to give away the new Dirty Pretty Things album away free, but was told by his manager Alan McGee that wouldnâ
CSS want to call their new album â
Blood Red Shoes and Albert Hammond Jr pose for the NME lens this week â
Black Mountain plough through the past for their second album, but do they end up on the Dead Meadow or the Jet side of the fence? Check our review to find out.
Black Kids. Track Of The Week. It was inevitable really. We've also got reviews of Morrissey, The Wombats and The Presets.
Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and The Rascals' Miles Kane speak together about their recent collaboration in our Albums Of '08 special.
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Albert Hammond Jr takes a fag break during recording of his second solo album at New York's Electric Lady Studios last November.
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