When the Global Economic Downturn (sort of) took another victim in well-respected and thoroughly well-written music magazine Plan B, people reacted expectedly - with particular sadness. OK, you may argue that the recession didn't in fact take the magazine, with the decision to fold being made pre-emptively whilst it was 'ahead', but the fact remains, and will continue to do so - Plan B is no more.
Thankfully, in some regards, the people who were behind putting it together, from founder Everett True right down to every contributor (many of which who contributed to this very website, and still do) are charitable people, and this is reflected in them giving away every back issue of the magazine entirely for free. All 46 issues of them, right back from 2004.
"Plan B was about the music we, its creators, loved, and it was about questioning the orthodoxies and attitudes of the mainstream music press. We would like it to be available to everyone."
...is what the message on the website reads.
Hold your bolting steeds if you think that means IN ACTUAL PRINT FORMAT, because that would be silly and more than a little impractical. The form they take is, of course, in PDF document, online. The whole batch is 673 megabytes, so make sure you've got sufficient disc space, ennit.
The files come in the form of a Torrent. You should probably be familiar with it, but if you aren't it's fairly simple. Download BitTorrent first, then download the file, then away you go.
Click here to get the torrent, and reminisce, delve into for the first time, or print out for yourself!