Issue 39 / July 2009

Featured in this issue…

Gossip Giants in their field!

As our cover suggests, Beth Ditto is larger than life, and Gossip’s new album is huge! We got cosy with the trio as they prepared to invade your senses this summer. Duck for cover!

Blur Exclusive Reunion Interview

Having put their differences aside, the Britpop kings have reunited as a foursome and are about to reclaim their crowns. Ahead of their summer blitz, Clash speaks to Graham Coxon, the reinstated guitarist.

Sonic Youth Eternal Geniuses

New York’s noise rockers return in their fourth decade.

White Denim Bedlam In The USA

The hype is over. White Denim simply rock. Find out why.

Jack Penate Fresh And Wild

After the zeitgeist, can the London boy survive?

Juan Atkins The Teacher Of Techno

The teacher of techno drops yet another lesson in rhythm.

Toddla T Bastard dancehall? Digi ragga? Dubtronics?

Bastard dancehall and beyond. The future is upon us.

Album Spotlight

Joy Division 'Unknown Pleasures'

For an album based on mystique (right down to its title), 'Unknown Pleasures' seems perilously well known.

Personality Clash

Ben Sterling Vs Russell Leetch

Editors put in a call to The Mobius Band

  • Write On British Sea Power’s soundtrack reasoning.
  • Rock and Rules Chrissie Hynde ain’t pretending no more.
  • Royal Academy Reviews A critical glance at this summer’s headliners.
  • Private Passions Datarock’s tracksuit fetish.
  • Stalker Twelve things you never knew about Nine Inch Nails
  • Polls Apart The best and worst songs about weather.
Album Reviews
  • Datarock
  • White Denim
  • Jack Penate
  • Gossip
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Sonic Youth
  • Anathallo
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Kasabian
  • Patrick Wolf
  • Wave Machines
  • Neil Young

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