The final gasps of another eventful year and the birth of a brand new one. Time to look back, forward and sideways, to appreciate the highs and lows of the last 12 months, and wonder what tricks and treats are set to come. It’s our last issue of the year, which can mean only one thing: charts. We’ve got two definitive lists stuffed into this month’s double Christmas special, with each getting its own cover, too.
Find issue 91 of Clash at your local newsagent, or buy it from us here.
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Featured in issue 91 of Clash magazine…
The latest Odd Future star to shine is the elusive Thebe Kgositsile, whose aversion to interviews, the Internet and fame sets him apart as a hip-hop anomaly. We catch up exclusively with the wary and reluctant artist, as OF colleague Tyler, The Creator takes his portrait.
In contrast to her Clash cover counterpart, soul-pop newcomer BANKS is all about reaching out. Inviting fans to call or text her personally, she extends the intimacy of her music to the people who enjoy it. If you haven’t already encountered BANKS, now’s your chance.
Through weeks of discussions, listening parties and glorious rediscoveries we have compiled our top 40 albums of 2013. Suitably diverse, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure, it’s a definitive representation of they year’s finest aural treats.
NEXT WAVE 2014 SPECIAL
From the new music universe, Clash handpicks the nine names you’ll find yourself repeating in the months ahead. This is the only predictive list your iPod will need in 2014.
Yup, all THAT, and still there’s room for THIS:
DAUGHTER reveal the melancholia behind their introverted success.
BRETON invite us into their historical Berlin bunker.
JOHN GOODMAN on his career resurgence and his latest Coens collab.
SPIKE JONEZ puts the romance into artificial intelligence.
PEACE update us on the progress of album two.
A final day in the life of JOEY BADA$$.
Over in Album Reviews we’ve got critical appraisals of the latest missives from Warpaint, Lady Gaga, Broken Bells, Toy, British Sea Power and many more.
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