Retrospective Gallery 2007

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Radiohead released the box set version of new album ââ

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Art Brut headed out on the road with The Hold Steady as part of the 32-date NME US Rockââ

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Foo Fighters returned to the UK to headline the V Festival â

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Gallows singer Frank Carter was injured during a live performance in Stoke in September. Pic: Tom Oxley

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Klaxons look over the moon at receiving NMEâ

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Luke Pritchard, singer with The Kooks, onstage at Scotlandâ

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16Music - Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson Dean Chalkley/NME
Factory Records boss and all-round legend Tony Wilson died from complications related to cancer in August, aged just 57. In homage, we put him on the NME cover, seeing as heâ

17Beastie Boys in concert - London

Beastie Boys MCA (Adam Yauch) (left) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) during their gig at the Brixton Academy, south London. PA
The Beastie Boys toured the UK in September. Pic: PA Photos

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New band of the year were Scots Glasvegas, whose limited-edition debut single sold out in a few days. The quartet will be appearing on the bill of a Shockwaves NME Awards show in February 2008. Pic: Danny North

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Parisian DJ duo Justice had a good 2007. Consisting of Gaspard AugÃ

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Bloc Party made it to the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavik in October. Pic: Tom Oxley

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The Libertines released a Best Of album. The band were originally called The Strand, and played their last-ever gig in Paris on December 17 , 2004. Pic: Roger Sargent

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The KLaxons Nationwide Mercury Prize 2007 held at the Grosvenor House - Show London, England - 04.09.07 Credit: (Mandatory): Stephanie Methven / WENN Dean Chalkley/NME
Klaxons released their debut album â

27The Enemy at Cardiff Great Hall (NME Rock N Roll Riot Tour 2007)

The Enemy at Cardiff Great Hall (NME Rock N Roll Riot Tour 2007)
The Enemy cemented their reputation as one of the UKâ

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Gossip singer Beth Ditto reveals all on a controversial issue of NME in May. The band's biggest hit, â

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In March, Arcade Fire released 'Neon Bible'.

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In February Babyshambles played a Shockwaves NME Awards show. The band were joined onstage by Pete Doherty's then-girlfriend, Kate Moss. Pic: PA Photos

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The Enemy played a Shockwaves NME Awards show in February. Pic: Andy Willsher

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Morrissey gave NME an exclusive interview back in February.

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The NME Indie Rave Tour was a bit of a love-in, to be honest. Although theyâ

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Primal Scream were the winners of the prestigious Godlike Genius Awards at the Shockwave NME Awards in March and they were joined onstage by another Godlike winner - Mick Jones of The Clash. Pic: Andy Willsher

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Arctic Monkeys released their second album in April. Pic: Dean Chalkley

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British hardcore troupe Gallows were the highlight of the South By Southwest festival in Austin in March, playing three shows at the event. One took place in the daytime and was attended by Lethal Bizzle, Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine and Janeâ

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49Arctic Monkeys

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Arctic Monkeys returned to their old stomping grounds in February to play a low-key secret show at Sheffieldâ

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The Camden Crawl took place in April, with over 120 bands playing across two nights at 25 venues. Highlights included Hadouken!, although many punters complained that large queues for oversubscribed venues meant that they actually got to see very few bands. Pic: Andy Willsher

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Amy Winehouse played the Coachella festival in May. Pic: Tom Oxley

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The White Stripes unveil their new â

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My Chemical Romance made another appearance on our cover, talking about their â

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Kasabian rocked the Royal Albert Hall at the latest set of gigs organised by The Whoâ

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