Get In The Q: We Read The British Music Magazines, So You Don’t Have To

Feb 16th, 2007 // Comment

Once again, we save you precious time (2.5 hours) and money ($27.74) by surveying the latest issues of the big British music magazines: Q, Uncut and Mojo. After the click-through, our handy consumer’s guide.

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Cover: The Smiths
Centerpiece Feature: You like the Smiths, right? Well, have you ever wondered if the members of the Kooks, the Feeling, the Ordinary Boys, and Dirty Pretty Things also like the Smiths? Spoiler warning: They do!
Highlights: A brief oral history on the making of Metallica’s black album; an interview with Dexy’s Midnight Runners singer Kevin Rowland; Corrine Bailey Rae dissing the Pussycat Dolls.
Lowlights: A reprint of an old Uncut feature on David Bowie, which first ran all the way back in 1999.
Number Of Photos In Which Mark E. Smith Looks Like He’s About To Hit Someone With A Tea Kettle: 2
The “Whosit’s Doing What Now?” Award For Most Prominently Featured British Celebrity We’ve Never Heard Of: Just Jack

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Cover: Brandon Flowers
Centerpiece Feature: A Q&A with Flowers, in which he takes issue with Rolling Stone’s review of Sam’s Town: “They gave Paris Hilton more stars than they gave us.”
Highlights: A hilariously stupid interview with Diddy, during which he clearly said about eight words, tops; an album-by-album Lindsey Buckingham discography.
Lowlights: A loving tribute to U2 that runs nearly 30 pages. These are guys from Ireland? And they’ve changed their sound rather often? You don’t say!
Number Of Photos In Which Mark E. Smith Looks Like He’s About To Hit Someone With A Tea Kettle: 2
The “Whosit’s Doing What Now?” Award For Most Prominently Featured British Celebrity We’ve Never Heard Of: Ken Dodd

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Cover: The Beatles
Centerpiece Feature: Sgt. Pepper: Still an album.
Highlights: The most humanna-hummana photos of Norah Jones yet; a strong-as-always reissues section.
Lowlights: The Beatles. The Sex Pistols. Elvis. Will there ever be an issue that doesn’t mention any of these artists?
Number Of Photos In Which Mark E. Smith Looks Like He’s About To Hit Someone With A Tea Kettle: 2
The “Whosit’s Doing What Now?” Award For Most Prominently Featured British Celebrity We’ve Never Heard Of: Annie Nightingale

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