Mistakes happen, but some flops are just too big to forget like this one that happened across the pond. One of the UK’s largest music weeklies, NME, seemed to confuse two of music’s most influential and famous female rockstars in the last few decades when the British mag paired Alanis Morissette‘s photo with a review for Fiona Apple‘s latest album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Phew. Now say that three times fast). And since it appears in the magazine’s print issue, it makes these kinds of mistakes a bit more permanent.
The fumble was found by Rebecca Nicholson, a writer for UK newspaper The Guardian. Once finding the problem, she snapped a photo and posted it to Twitter this morning with the caption, “Er isn’t that Alanis Morissette? *lilithfairface”. While it boggles everyone’s mind how such a longtime reputable publication could confuse the two women, it’s nice to know that NME‘s review of Apple’s album was quite a positive one.
So far NME, Apple nor even Morrissette have not commented on the brewing issue.