NME

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A Goodbye to 'NME''s Print Edition, Which Shaped Generations of Music Fans

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.
Lauren O'Neill
3.8.18
VICE UK Is 15

Mash-Ups, Bad Haircuts, the New Rock Revolution: 2002 Was a Load of Shit

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.
Josh Baines
11.28.17
VICE UK Is 15

NME Created an Indie Scene Out of Thin Air in 2002 and Made It Stick

Former NME mag staff tell us how how they made so many people care about The Strokes, The Libertines and other "The bands."
Alexandra Pollard
11.27.17
Op-Eds

We Need to Stop Treating Mental Health Like a Selling Point

As with feminism, we’re seeing a serious issue commodified by the music industry while major government action remains pretty much non-existent.
Emma Garland
3.24.17
Noisey News

Farmer John Misery: "I Ride for Nickelback"

“You can’t say what it is that you like about something… it’s supposed to be beyond the intellectual.”
Alex Robert Ross
2.11.17
Op-Eds

The Genius of Chris Bell, One of Rock's Greatest Tragedies

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.
Thomas Hobbs
12.8.16
Interviews

Vic Reeves Vs. The Pop Group

In 1979, a young Vic Reeves, pumped up on amphetamine, witnessed Mark Stewart's The Pop Group play Glastonbury and had a major epiphany. Now, we re-unite them for a special reflective chat about pills, curry, and punk.
Daniel Dylan Wray
11.16.16
RAP BEEF ALERT

Beef Is Sempiternal: Bring Me The Horizon Destroy Coldplay's Table at NME Awards

More entertaining than their Super Bowl performance.
John Hill
2.18.16
Longreads Or Whatever

How a Kid Running an Obscure Music Forum Became the Target Of the UK's Biggest Ever Piracy Case

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?
Joe Zadeh
11.25.15
Longreads Or Whatever

The Courteeners, and How I Tried to Understand Why People Like the Band I Hate the Most

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.
David Hillier
9.28.15
Interviews

C86 Legends Close Lobsters Are Back in Action, But They Never Exactly Broke Up

The indie pop lifers are back with a new box set and a bunch of tour dates.
Zachary Lipez
9.27.15
Trending Now

NME Sums Up Decades Worth of House Music In Three Tracks, Chicago Nowhere to Be Found

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.
Josh Baines
9.25.15
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