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Ultimate Music Guide: Radiohead

As Thom Yorke and his bandmates return to the studio to work on their ninth album, it seems an ideal time to dedicate the latest Uncut Ultimate Guide to the geniuses of Radiohead. How such an adventurous, uncompromising band also became such a successful one is among the best and strangest musical stories of the past two decades, and we hope we've done it justice.

March 2015

The Smiths, The War On Drugs, Kraftwerk and Bob Dylan all feature in the new issue of Uncut, dated March 2015. Morrissey is on the front cover, and inside we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Meat Is Murder with an in-depth, inside look at the making of the record.

Ultimate Music Guide: Paul McCartney

Coming up! Paul McCartney is the subject of Uncut's latest Ultimate Music Guide - a fab extravaganza, even by the standards of this handsome and authoritative series. As ever, we've uncovered a host of remarkable Macca interviews from the archives of NME, Uncut and Melody Maker. Along with definitive new reviews of all his albums, they tell the story of how Paul McCartney changed the world, and what happened next.

February 2015

David Bowie, REM, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Waterboys and our preview of 2015’s essential albums all feature in the new issue of Uncut, out now. Bowie is on the cover, and inside we tell the full story of Young Americans, 40 years on.

January 2015

Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Kate Bush, AC/DC and our ultimate review of 2014 all feature in the new issue of Uncut, out tomorrow (November 25). In the cover story, we look at Neil Young's productive, strange and compelling year - with help from his close compadres Graham Nash, Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro and the late Rick Rosas.

December 2014

Bob Dylan, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Genesis and Sharon Van Etten all feature in the new issue of Uncut, dated December 2014 (Take 211) and out tomorrow (October 28). In our cover feature, on the eve of the complete Basement Tapes’ release, renowned Dylan scholar Clinton Heylin takes an in-depth look at the fascinating period in the late-'60s when Dylan wrote and recorded with The Band and recuperated from his motorcycle accident and the pressures of fame.

Ultimate Music Guide: Elvis Costello

"Oh I just don't know where to begin…" So sang Elvis Costello in 1979, opening one of his most enduring singles, "Accidents Will Happen". The best place to start investigations of this brilliant and complicated artist, though, is Uncut's latest Ultimate Music Guide: Elvis Costello. Inside, you'll find a wealth of old NME and Melody Maker features, printed in full for the first time in decades, that capture one of the most pointed British songwriters of the last four decades in full ferocious effect. "There's a lot of rock music that's become exclusive and it's of no use to anyone.

November 2014

Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, New Order and Fleetwood Mac all feature in the new issue of Uncut, dated November 2014 (Take 210) and out on September 23.

Ultimate Music Guide: Tom Waits

Roll up, roll up, for the latest in Uncut’s legendary and extravagant Ultimate Music Guides. This time, our subject is none other than Tom Waits – radical beatnik, one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the past 50 years, and a true American original. Once again, we’ve gone deep into the archives of NME, Melody Maker and Uncut to fish out the wildest and most surreal interviews with Waits, a man whose stories are every bit as good as his songs.

Ultimate Music Guide: The Cure

The latest Uncut Ultimate Music Guide is a 148-page celebration of the wayward genius of Robert Smith and The Cure, the band he formed nearly four decades years ago and which almost from the very beginning of their illustrious career he seems to have almost every year promised to walk away from, even as they have become one of British rock's most enduring and fascinating musical institutions.

Ultimate Music Guide: Oasis

What's the story? To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Oasis, Uncut's latest Ultimate Music Guide is a 148-page tribute to the wild genius of Noel and Liam Gallagher. As ever, we've tracked down the greatest Oasis interviews in the NME and Melody Maker archives, and reprinted them: chaotic, hilarious, unabridged. And once you've read through all the bitching, battling and tales of legendary carnage, Uncut's team of writers have filed revelatory new pieces on every album - from Oasis' epochal debut, right up to Noel and Liam's most recent adventures.

Ultimate Music Guide: Lou Reed

Uncut's latest Ultimate Music Guide is a 148-page tribute to the genius of Lou Reed. As with all of our Ultimate Music Guides, we've raided the archives of NME and Melody Maker to uncover a rich collection of old Lou Reed interviews: some of them legendary encounters, restored to their original and unexpurgated lengths; others just as debauched and gripping, but unseen for decades.

Ultimate Music Guide: Neil Young

This comprehensive, 148 page magazine includes brand new reviews by our crack team of writers covering all Young's albums - Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, with Crazy Horse and solo. Meanwhile, revealing interviews from the archives of Melody Maker and NME are revisited, plus incredible rare photographs and a round-up of Young Memorabilia.

Ultimate Music Guide: Depeche Mode

Uncut's latest Ultimate Music Guide is a 148-page special dedicated to the planet-conquering genius of Depeche Mode. From the depths of the NME and Melody Maker archives, we've dug out revealing, hilarious and harrowing interviews with the band, unseen for decades. We've commissioned in-depth new reviews of every Mode album by the best contemporary writers. Oh, and Martin Gore has provided an exclusive introduction. "We're survivors, we're like brothers," he says. That's Depeche Mode: The Ultimate Music Guide - it's a black celebration!

Ultimate Music Guide: Nick Cave

Nick Cave is back with his stunning new album, Push Away The Sky, and what better way to celebrate than with a 148 page special revisiting his incredible music and wild times with the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. The Ultimate Music Guide features revealing interviews from the Melody Maker and NME archives alongside amazing photos and in-depth new reviews of all Cave’s albums to tell the complete story behind Cave’s remarkable rise to become one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation.
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