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Lazarus and the Gimp
02-12-2003, 17:32:13
Place your bets. Sadly, the Melody Maker is no longer with us....

Debaser
02-12-2003, 17:44:04
You seem to have left out the mighty TERRORIZER!

I hope this wasn't deliberate.

Funkodrom
02-12-2003, 17:47:49
He was too scared.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-12-2003, 17:57:22
I was too unaware of its existance.

protein
02-12-2003, 18:21:11
Other - Sound on Sound.

Scabrous Birdseed
02-12-2003, 19:10:29
I don't like any of them. Uncut has the least bad writing, Mojo has by far the best cover CDs whenver it features them, NME is at least up to date, but I feel disinclined to vote for any of them.

I think I'll vote Record Collector just 'cause it's so humorously bad.

BigGameHunter
02-12-2003, 21:38:11
I voted "other" for CMJ. I don't know if they still do it, but they used to include a disc of "rising" or bands to watch type tunes. Great compilations.
For me, a mag that actually gives you access to music as part of the cover price is a pretty smart one.

*End Is Forever*
03-12-2003, 02:17:27
I'd read Alternative Press if they published it over here.

Eklektikos
03-12-2003, 20:33:59
Terrorizer's probably the only one I'd bother to buy if I ever bothered to buy any music mags at all. This might just be based on my picking up a copy a few years back that had features about both Steve Albini and Fantômas as well as a review of a John Zorn improv gig, though. Don't recall buying one since.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-12-2003, 21:57:59
The Wire covers similar bands. It's intimidatingly esoteric- I've usually heard of way under half of the bands in each issue.

paiktis22
06-12-2003, 13:46:54
From those, uncut.

From those and all others, uncut

paiktis22
06-12-2003, 13:48:18
but i never buy it

Rodgers
18-12-2003, 13:28:17
Melody Maker no more? :cry:

I used to love their jokes page..

Funkodrom
18-12-2003, 14:08:07
That was all their pages.

Rodgers
18-12-2003, 16:18:07
Everett True - where are you now, you pretentious twat?

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-12-2003, 21:02:28
Editing "Careless talk costs lives" along with most of the former MM staff writers. This month's is the final issue- they're launching a new mag in 2004.

Did you know that the singer on the first single ever released on Creation was Everett True?

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-12-2003, 21:03:53
Originally posted by Funkodrom
That was all their pages.

Until about 1993, Melody Maker was the best mag without question. Then it went really shit, as they tried to turn it into NME for younger readers.

Rodgers
19-12-2003, 01:03:03
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Editing "Careless talk costs lives" along with most of the former MM staff writers. This month's is the final issue- they're launching a new mag in 2004.

Did you know that the singer on the first single ever released on Creation was Everett True?


I'd heard he'd released records but that they went nowhere. Since 1996 (when I stopped reading MM) I've noticed a lot of the writers showing up in the Guardian

Kitsuki
08-01-2004, 14:51:13
Hmmm, I get Kerrang free with my bank account, and I'm now pretty fond of it.

Eklektikos
08-01-2004, 15:02:44
:hmm:

Funkodrom
08-01-2004, 15:53:09
Kerrang's fun, I don't like the new layout redesign though.

Kitsuki
09-01-2004, 18:04:35
Originally posted by Eklektikos
:hmm:

Free is good... :D

*End Is Forever*
10-01-2004, 02:06:41
I usually buy Kerrang when I travel somewhere; Kerrang, Private Eye and the Telegraph normally lasts me most of the way to London. Otherwise I'll just flick through the reviews in the shop (tut tut) and buy it if there's something of interest.

The gig listings in there are excellent though.