Divisive and flawed it may have been, but it was also utterly inspirational for a generation of rock fans stuck between the traditional music press and the innovations of the internet.
Let's be honest, the year was a dismal one for music in the UK—propagated by marketing execs who had discovered cocaine and Hoxton.
Former NME mag staff tell us how how they made so many people care about The Strokes, The Libertines and other "The bands."
As with feminism, we’re seeing a serious issue commodified by the music industry while major government action remains pretty much non-existent.
When he died aged 27, the local paper described him as "the son of a local restaurateur". But this story, of a talented Memphis kid who formed rock's first cult band, goes worlds beyond.
More entertaining than their Super Bowl performance.
From his bedroom in North East England, Kane Robinson ran a music forum for 12,000 enthusiastic indie fans. But did a uni student with no prior convictions really deserve two years in prison?
Liam Fray and his crew have built a career on indie rock siege mentality, and the more we hate them, the more popular they seem to get.
The indie pop lifers are back with a new box set and a bunch of tour dates.
Apparently the researchers at the British publication slept through the entire class on 'house music history,' so we went and finished their jobs for them.