1994: The Year That Changed Everything


  • NMEHip-hop
    Phil Hebblethwaite talks to Digable Planets’ Ishmael Butler about the year the East Coast reclaimed hip-hop
  • NMECollege rock
    Sadie Dupuis from Speedy Ortiz in conversation with Stephen Malkmus on alt-rock going overground
  • NMETrip-hop
    Speaking to Tricky, Angus Batey finds out about trip-hop breaking out of Bristol
  • NMEBritpop
    Sonya Madden from Echobelly tells Mark Beaumont how Britpop united a whole nation
  • NMEAlso featured:
    A look at when post-rock burst out of Chicago, how riot grrrl invaded pop culture, the year My So Called Life became the first TV program to rock a soundtrack and the legacy behind 1994’s most seminal albums by Morrissey, Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, Manic Street Preachers and more…

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  • Why are “the planets aligned for an epic night” for Phoenix?
    Because they’re playing one of the NME Awards shows with Austin, Texas, of course
  • Is the writing on the wall for Foster The People?
    Yes. But don’t worry, it’s just a massive mural of their album cover.
  • Who was Kevin Parker’s wardrobe inspiration at school?
    Michael Jackson, obviously. Chamone!
  • Anatomy of an album: Orange Juice – ‘Rip It Up’
  • In The Studio: Black Lips
  • Interviews with:
    • Tame Impala
    • Wolf Alice
    • Radkey
    • The Strypes
    • Chvrches
    • Superfood
    • Howler
  • Album Reviews:
    • Bombay Bicycle Club
    • The Family Rain
    • Arthur Beatrice
    • Breton
    • Maximo Park
  • Caught Live:
    • Fucked Up
    • Diiv
    • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
    • Waxahatchee
    • Warpaint
    • Adam Green