EDIT: After a little research, I’ve decided to keep this post up. I stand by my opinion.
Normally, I wouldn’t feel the need to comment on something like this, but NME is in such a sad state of affairs, that something really has to be said. First, they choose quite possibly the most disgusting woman in modern music to ‘grace’ the cover of their latest issue; Beth Ditto. There’s no getting around it ; Ditto is simply repulsive, and placing her, clothed or not, on the cover of anything is just idiotic. Secondly, remember that Rag & Bone 7″ they were going to include in next weeks issue? Well, with the leak of Icky Thump, it’s safe to say they’ve lost a lot steam on that one. Finally, they falsely report a new album from Divine Comedy. This fiasco is best explained by Pugwash, who responded on the Divine Comedy message board with this:
I HATE to do this but I feel it’s my need to apologise for a f***ing idiots ineptitude and flagrant stupidity but sorry it’s MY new album (Pugwash)that’s been talked about there. They took the story from MY web-site and quite UNBELIEVABLY turned the whole thing on it’s head and also actually MADE STUFF UP!!!!!
Quite incredible…..and they call the ‘Oirish’ thick…..??!!
My legal team will sort it out asap, so sorry again everyone.
Granted the Icky Thump leak isn’t your fault, but come on, guys! You’re the “biggest-selling weekly music magazine in Britain”! Get your shit together and act like it!