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because theres not enough anti-nme topics on this forum
seems to be getting stronger..i think its just a case of online news being more popular rather than a decline in people who use/like the NME.
if they put a naked Beth Ditto on the front cover?
What a pile of old shite. The article implies that only doddery old folk hate the NME and that's always been the way - the point is that the NME no longer represents underground music and it's people my age who don't go near it.
Last few issues have desperately been putting the 'big names on cover', bloody muse, fucking old man manics etc etc, oh look a chord book, nme shockwaves coverage
Let's face it, it's down to the state of indie, which basically is how ALL bands start, I mean weren't Prefab Sprout and Cranberroes ince indie you know
But then the band inevitably becomes big and the category changes even the though the original music may have changed little
So in other words the championing of kate nash etc was pointless and they were going to be taken by other markets anyway
This prob doesn;t make sense but fuck it, even when I was a regular reader I hated stuff about it
I'm going to be a pioneer of Ince Indie, in honour of MK Dons gaffer the guv'nor Paul.
But moreso in the last year, I feel a wave of depression just looking at the cover, then the feeling gets worse when I flick through the pages. Kate Nash this, Courteneers that, Shockwaves here et al.
Am I alone here with these sentiments?
if I picked up the NME.
The best thing is not to look at it in the first place, and read something with better writing, such as Shoot or the Beano instead.
ever represent underground music?
2000 it covered such lumaniries as
'Godspeed' (on cover)
And many others, at one point I actually thought, it's getting a bit obscure here, but the free cd's, oh... Them were the days. In those days they would put on avariety of music from drill n bass to rap to all sorts because there was no scene
But they are not haoopy with the hardcore so they need a scene, then when they get anything that might be one
In your fucking face, non-stop, then the bandhoppers startcoming in (view etc) duering the zenith, but I've still got loads of the old cd's so they can;t take away the memories
Once the War of the Roses was over, it just detoriorated, little over 500 years later and it was covering Blur v Oasis. :(
for magazines once the first embossed cannon ball was fired containing news of Robin Hood's imminent marriage.
"Since the invention of youth culture in the 1960s, each generation of British teenagers has grown up feeling that they owned NME and the bands inside. It is a fairly intense and obsessive relationship that tends to end with a messy split over musical differences around the age of 25. Former readers then become like embittered ex-spouses, forever recalling a rose-tinted Golden Age of rock journalism."
Pretty much sums it up
I'm sure it'll be a lot younger than that now.. with Smash Hits gone I think NME's squelched itself into that gap..
I know one guy who bought it till about 23, purely for the crossword.
It really was absolutely essential reading for me from '74 to about '83. Genuinely subversive, passionate writers who actually gave a toss about music and not just their careers. Still good until the late 90s IMO. The problem nowadays is that the press, whether online or in print, are up the arses of musicians way more than they used to be, which means you get very boring interviews and reviews. Has to be that way or the artists won't speak to 'em, simply communicating via their website.
or that I only want to hear about bands that were big in my day. This is bollocks. I want a wide range of intelligent writing on new bands, and a non-patronising attitude towards existing bands, however long they've existed, provided they still put out interesting stuff.
Do that and it won't bother me if they put Oasis - or even The Enemy - on the cover to help ensure sales. It's that simple.
were on the sleeve the last time I bought a copy. Big sighs.
They are finally getting what they deserve. I honestly couldn't read that whole article, I'm very impatient and it was boring me. One thing I did notice though was the mention of the "NME Cool list" which I remember at the time it started really annoyed me.
Not how you spell buy though. :)
On a serious note I agree with you, I would also buy it, even if they put the price up. They wouldn't even have to change the whole magazine as long as they included some music that was a little less "obvious" and promoted "proper indie" bands/artists.
They've completely sold out over the last couple of years.
...and now they are going down the pan.
Hahaha, pure justice.
That is all.
magazine that actually, genuinely makes me feel repulsed when i occasionally reach for it on the shelf - i actually recoil from it.
it lost it's way completely when it lost it's only competition - melody maker.
i really didn't want to go to the gutter twins show the other week simply because it had 'nme awards show' on the ticket - luckily the twin genius of lanegan and dulli made me see sense on that particular matter.
i've no idea who buys it - certainly no-one i know.
are there actually any good music magazines out there? I've never been able to find any.
Uncut. And Plan B supposed to be good
mainstream mags i have a certain respect for uncut - plenty of well-written stuff about the 'classic' bands i'm into - replacements, afghan whigs, alt-country, neil young, dylan, smiths etc.
is it not published by the same people that do the nme though???
You have to get it imported from America though....other then that...no
is laughably bad in terms of content and editing.
What I find really idiotic about it is the complete hpocrisy from one page to the next.
On the one hand they hate anything commercial and then you turn the page and they have an advert for topman/hair gel/iphone/whatever.
usually has a few articles in it worth reading