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Issue 58/February 2011
Clash Magazine issue 58
Featured in this issue…

James Blake The crown prince of the quiet revolution

Blake has a lot to be scared of. He is the hype of 2011, ‘the next xx’, peddler of the nigh-unwieldy freight of bass music - and experimental at that - with gospel vocals, that makes him an impossibly talented producer and impossibly talented vocalist in the same breath.

Ones To Watch 2011 Clash's 15 artists to watch in 2011

We bring you the fifteen bands and artists set to go stratospheric, from US guitar bands with their sights set firmly on the stadiums to the homegrown electric gurus bubbling up from the underground.

Adele The secret of the siren's success

Embraced by America and endowed with their awards, Adele has repaid their acclaim with a new album inspired by their musical heritage. She tells Clash about her fondness for country and the influence of Rick Rubin.

British Sea Power A band that thrive on disregarding convention

For a band that thrive on disregarding convention, ignoring tastes, and following their own fruitful muse, it’s a wonder BSP have survived. Fortunately they have, and are gatecrashing Valhalla...

Wanda Jackson The queen of rockabilly

Elvis Presley’s former beau on revolutionizing the Fifties, defying traditions, and working with Jack White.

White Lies Ambition may be a dirty word to some

To White Lies it was the impetus that kept them moving with their eye on the prize.

Gruff Rhys We track down the psych pioneer

Wading through the wilds of Wales, we track down the psych pioneer and follow him for a suitably eccentric day as he readies his latest offering outwith his Super Furry friends.

Album Spotlight

David Bowie - Station To Station

Few artists reach the milestone of ten studio albums. Fewer still are actually at the peak of their powers when they do so.

Personality Clash

Wire Vs Factory Floor

Wire’s Graham Lewis puts a call in to Factory Floor’s Nic Colk.

Regulars
  • Write On Huw Stephens shares his tips on the hottest talent
  • In The Works New album progress from Explosions In The Sky
  • Royal Academy Reviews Blues legend Buddy Guy supplies euphonic counsel
  • Swan Song Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp last day alive
  • Stalker Ten things you never knew about Kurt Cobain
  • Electric Selection Futures special: the dance names to warp your mind
Album Reviews
  • James Blake
  • Deerhoof
  • Cloud Nothings
  • Wanda Jackson
  • Hercules And Love Affair
  • Motorhead
  • Esben And The Witch
  • Cold War Kids
  • The Go! Team
  • Iron & Wine
  • Chapel Club
  • The Streets

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