Featured in this issue…

Kanye West "I was put on Earth to make magic!"

His portrayal in the media suggests that Kanye West is something of a twat. Egotistical, cocksure and lacking in humility, his public image has increasingly erred towards a caricatured notion of fame not dissimilar to that of Veruca Salt - albeit with posher trainers. Born lippy and all that.

End of Year special The very best of 2008

What fun we’ve had these last twelve months! It’s been a musical melange that we’ve delved and swam in, getting ourselves gloriously wet in and trying to splash you lot and invite you in.

Future Sound of London The psychadelic adventurers come up for air

Gary Cobain and Brian Dougans genuinely deserve the tag of electronic pioneers.

Q Tip Hip Hop's conscience lands a new quest

“I have to go with what moves me artistically. That’s my credence.”

Moby Considers his final day

“Everyone for their last meal becomes an adolescent. No one wants brazed baby carrots with a fennel arugula salad.”

Adele Looks back on the year she made her own

This issue, new Brit queen ADELE sends a festive message to her people, looking back over her annus amazingus...

Andrew Weatherall Vs The Boardroom. A new dance collective

In the shady confines of a London basement studio exists The Boardroom: a collection of producers and musicians creating other-worldly electronic outlines, feeding off and bastardising each other’s musical output in the very best way.

Album Spotlight

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

“Back when the dude was still into coke and bitches he was actually pretty cool.”

Personality Clash

Johann Johannsson Vs Max Richter

Classical heads do verbal battle

  • Write On Adele
  • Rock and Rules Psychic TV's Richard Norris
  • Royal Academy Reviews Chrimbo dissected
  • Private Passions Johnny Foreigner
  • Stalker Neil Young
  • Polls Apart 2008 Special
Album Reviews
  • Kanye West
  • Justice
  • Murcof
  • Glasvegas
  • Fuzzy Lights
  • Andrew Weatherall Vs The Boardroom
  • A complete introduction to Northern Soul
  • Amorphous Androgynous
  • Otis Redding
  • Guns N' Roses
  • Neil Young
  • EPMD

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