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Vote in the NME USA music awards. Or not.

NME is sponsoring the first-ever NME Awards USA. I just tried going over to their website to read about the nominees, and when voting ends, but apparently you need to be a registered user to see the information. And that's completely lame. So I won't be voting. If you don't have the same online editorial […]

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Best of 2007: imaginary stella's picks

It’s always odd to revisit what you’ve reviewed over the course of a year. Sometimes, much can change – as after subsequent listenings, you realize that record you thought was pretty decent just blows (see The Killers’ Sam’s Town) or you come to love an album that you’d previously dismissed as mediocre (see “Into the […]

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Amy Winehouse is cooler than Beth Ditto? Where's Jarvis?!?

NME has posted their "Cool" findings for 2007 on their website and has opened the voting for the Readers' Top 10 on their website. The NME editorial staff ranked cool-kids like so:  1. Frank Carter, Gallows (new) 2. Jamie Reynolds, Klaxon (last year 13) 3. Lovefoxxx, CSS (last year 10) 4. Ryan Jarman, The Cribs (re-entry) 5. Lethal Bizzle […]

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BBC Radio 1 turns 40 with a lot of covers

Following up yesterday post about the Streets' covering "Your Song," I discovered that there are a whole pile of covers of classic songs by current acts on the Radio 1 Established 1967 compilation. Now, it is a mixed bag, but songs include: The Fratellis covering "All Along the Watchtower" Robbie Williams tackling the Kinks' "Lola" […]

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Klaxons rock the Showbox

Show Date: September 30, 2007

Klaxons are a relatively young band, despite their many accolades (including the Mercury Prize and headlining NME Indie Rave tour last year). And they’ve already been to Seattle three times in just shy of a half-year — they even commented at last night’s show that they’ve been here more often than their UK homeland in […]

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Mercury Prize nominees announced

Yes, it is that time of year for the baffling and somewhat odd Mercury Prize. Nominees for this year's award were announced today, and here they are: Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future Amy Winehouse – Back To Black Maps – We Can Create The View – Hats […]

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Song of the UK, NME style

So, we've become fond here at TIG of recapping the goings-on on the NME UK pop charts, but really, how meaningful is it when most of us have no idea who the bands are in the first part? I mean, does it mean anything to you if you read that the number 5 song is […]

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Greatest Indie Anthems

Just because it is now officially NME Thursday and everyone loves themed lists, how about we talk about the Greatest Indie Anthems ever… and what NME / Xfm and the general UK public think they are. The top 50 Greatest Indie Anthems as listed in NME:1. Oasis – 'Live Forever'2. Nirvana – 'Smells Like Teen […]

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