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Street Operator

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End of the NME Magazine

You will have probably seen in the media that the NME magazine is being discontinued (however, the website is remaining). I haven't bought it for years because most of the bands I enjoyed reading about haven't really been active. I bought it religiously from around 1995 to 2002 and in fairness I can say that it did introduce me to a few new bands/material i.e. I bought an album by Gomez on the strength of one single and the NME reviews. To be honest, the only outright bad thing I remember looking back is that it once went through a couple of months of featuring an inexplicably high amount of Oasis.

They always seemed to feature a decent amount of Pulp as well, even during the relatively quiet periods. Also, Pulp were regularly featured on the free tapes/CDs they gave out with the magazines.

Anyway, it would be nice to hear peoples' reflections. I'll leave you with this...


-- Edited by Ian on Saturday 10th of March 2018 02:09:02 PM


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Quiet Revolutionary

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End of the NME Magazine

Yeah... It really used to mean something didn't it? Indispensible during the Country House / Roll with it incident. Probably stopped buying it around 2003. It's been a ghost of itself since it went gratis though - I've picked up a fair number during my commute and apart from the interview with its cover star there'd be maybe 4 A4 pages of music at most.


Everything just... seemed to fit

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