Great music magazine covers from the past
Bez and Shaun Ryder
NME – 1990
Magazine This! ARCTIC MONKEYS 2008
Great music magazine covers
NME – Xmas edition 2008
BEST ALBUMS 2022 According To NME
End-of-2022 lists are popping up on music websites and in magazines everywhere.
NME (New Musical Express) is, unquestionably, one of the best music media ever. Their legendary weekly mag was THE bible for many artists/music fans (like me). Unfortunately, slowly but surely the Internet made circulation go drastically down. The last print issue appeared in March 2018.
Their website was launched in 1996 and became
one of the most renowned over the years.
Now back to 2022.
These are the 5 BEST ALBUMS according to NME.
(Full list link below.)
1. ‘The Car’ by ARCTIC MONKEYS (Sheffield UK)
NME: “The band’s spectacular seventh album summarises their story so far:
sharp songwriting, relentless innovation and unbreakable teamwork.”
TUTV: NME is a devoted AM fan from day one. That’s the only reason I can think
of why the staff named this LP the best, while in my book it’s the most boring one of the past 12 months If I want to listen to masterly crooners I’ll pick Nick cave, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Father John Misty and ,yes, Frank Sinatra but definitely not Alex Turner and his. But hey this is not my list. It’s NME’s choice. Have fun with the Monkees.
SINGLE: Body Paint
ALBUM: Stream THE CAR here via SPOTIFY
2. ‘Wet leg’ by WET LEG (Brighton, UK)
NME: “Their debut album feels like a giddy race around a funfair, those pesky
lows batted away with wit and wisecracks like a game of verbal whack-a-mole.”
TUTV: Guitar pop at its catchy, sprightly and funny best.
SINGLE: Chaise Lounge
ALBUM: Stream WET LEFG album here via SPOTIFY
3. ‘Renaissance’ by BEYONCE (NYC, US)
NME: “On ‘Renaissance’, Beyoncé has added another remarkable record
to her repertoire: this time one to continue leading the charge to bring Black
culture back to the forefront of house music and dance scenes.”
TUTV: Well, eh, to be honest, I only heard the magical single (below)
but not the longplayer. I’m just not an avid R é B fan.
SINGLE Break My Soul
ALBUM: Stream RENAISSANCE here via SPOTIFY
4. ‘Skinty Fia’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
NME: “The fight for a better Ireland deserves songs that mirror the depth of
the crisis, and in its endlessly captivating glory, ‘Skinty Fia’ rises triumphantly
to the task.”
TUTV: Rad record. Rad band, on and off stage.
SINGLE I Love You
ALBUM: Stream SKINTY FIA via SPOTIFY
5. ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ by KENDRICK LAMAR (USA)
NME: “In laying his soul bare, Lamar hopes we realise how
we too can set ourselves free from generational curses.”
TUTY: See Beyoncé.
SINGLE: The Heart Part 5
ALBUM: Stream MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS here via Spotify
Magazine This! MICHAEL STIPE 1994
Great ones from the past
Xmas issue NME
Legend goes that Stipe lost his religion after seeing that NME Christmas cover.
British Iconic Music Mag NME Interviewed Comeback Rockers KASABIAN’s Mastermind
23 Augustus 2022
Two years ago Leicester’s rock heroes KASABIAN fired their flamboyant frontman Tom Meighan after he got convicted for assaulting his girlfriend (afterward, they got married).
The band’s songwriter Serge Pizzorno, who occasionally
sang Kasabian songs in the past, is the new vocalist, on the
brand new LP, baptized THE ALCHEMIST’S EUPHORIA.
(Serge Pizzorno – photo by Turn Up The Volume)
NME and Serge Pizzorno sat down for an
extensive interview about the past and the future of the band.
“The aftermath of Tom’s departure was like trying to pick up the pieces of your life”
“Our earlier years were beautiful and always will be, but that was then and this is now”
“The band wanted to carry on. What else were we gonna do?”
“Liam Gallagher’s always been beautiful to us. There’s nothing but support and love.”
“There’s some beautiful things on the way. The album feels great and we’re really happy”
FULL INTERVIEW HERE
Stream the new album on Spotify
KASABIAN: Facebook – Instagram
Big NME Interview With ‘THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD
23 April 2022
British music web-magazine-site NME caught up with young Irish stars
FONTAINES D.C. who released their 3rd LP SKINTY FIA, a bold piece of
work, lyracilly and musically (it grows on you with every spin) for a big
It’s clear for NME. The Dubliners are the best band in the world.
Some quotes from the Q & A
“It’s difficult to stay in touch with Irish culture while you’re not there.
You grapple with guilt”
“People are looking to me for answers. What the fuck do I know?”
“Slowthai has an incendiary quality. His charisma reminds me of Mick Jagger”
“There are some bands who are trying to go head-to-head with world-renowned philosophers. They’re stepping up to a plate that isn’t for them. Just because you’ve written a couple of good albums, doesn’t mean you can skip a whole PhD. That, to me, is completely delusional, and I have no interest in doing that.”
Full interview right here.
The new album on Spotify
FONTAINES D.C.: Facebook
Turn Up The Volume and the frontman of the best band in
the world before they became the best band in the world (2019)
NME Interview With RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
10 February 2022
Los Angeles’ funk-punk champions RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
have a new album out, their 12th, on April 1. Unlimited Love
is their first full-length since 2016 LP The Getaway. Along with
the news came the first single Black Summer (listen below).
They started their promo campaign with an exclusive interview
with music website/former famed magazine (since 1952) NME.
A few quotes from frontman Anthony Kiedis.
About gutarist John Frusciante
“The biggest event was John Frusciante returning to the band.
That was the most monumental change in our lives”
About turning 60
“60 don’t mean shit to me. I don’t put a lot of value or weight
in birthdays, milestones, round numbers, odd numbers or
About the upcoming tour
We have to get really good at playing these songs live and then
it depends on the emotional health of the band. Tour is one of
the great survival tests and we’ll see what happens. I’m always
optimistic, and I see no reason to ever stop doing what we’re
FULL interview right HERE
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: All Albums – Facebook
‘WE ARE CHAOS’ – New album MARILYN MANSON out 9/11
NME verdict: “The God Of Fuck’s most diverse and human work to date. What a bloody year, eh? Disease is everywhere. There’s uprising in the streets. Millions will soon be trapped indoors once again. Satan’s tiny-handed orange spawn is still in power in the US. The very fabric of society is being questioned and there’s a younger generation who want to rip it up and start again. This record is the closest we’ve come to finding out – taking on us on a full journey to find out what lay beneath the make-up and the costumes. You want a freakshow? Turn on the news. While chaos and confusion may surround us, Manson’s response this time is a dose of respite, mercy, clarity and his most human work so far.”
Full review here. Score: 5/5.
MARILYN MANSON: Facebook