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Old 03-08-2003, 04:03 AM   #1
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What music publications do you read?

I read Q. I am fully aware that, like most British music magazines, they can and tend to overhype bands. But I've learnt a lot about artistes that are popular or upcoming in the UK, and quite a few of these are good (the first name to spring to mind happened to be the Libertines actually). Plus I like Q's glossy style better than the NME.
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i more or less stay away from music magazines. used to read guitar world occasionally, and i've read some old rollling stone articles...iv'e read articles in various magazines, i just don't read any of them regularly...

i wouldn't call RS a music pblication though...it's not really fit for reading cos it's such garbage
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I had the displeasure of flipping through Rolling Stone one day. Not very appealing.
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they need a warning telling people that it contains nothing but crap. people would still buy it...
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I subscribe to Spin and Magnet. I enjoy both of them.

My subscription to Guitar World just ran out. I dont think I'll miss it.
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NME is basically a tabloid weekly. I don't think it even pretends to be quality anything. Q, like all UK mags has a very tongue-in-cheek hypey style that is interesting in so far as you would just never see something like that in Rolling Stone or any similar US publication. That's neither good nor bad, just something one notices.

I'm not really a fan of any of the above mentioned mags, though I do give Q a flick through occasionally. Interesting that they don't seem to like Nick Cave much, on the evidence of this month's reviews.

Mojo is a waste of time unless you're looking for a permanent trip down memory lane.

Rolling Stone is so far up its own ass that it no longer sees daylight.

For the rare Australian reader here, I've got quite a bit of time for Juice, though it's always open to improvement.
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As is Spin. Is that Aussie too? I could never remember. That and Juice were mine, back when I had time to read the woman's day of music.
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Q, Rolling Stone, and Spin (rarely).

I wish I could get my hands on some old RS.
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Q, RS, Spin, NME, Blender
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Last week I got mine on time, and Avril was on the cover, lmao.

Guess my mailperson doesn't like Sk8tr Grrls, hehe.
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I'll buy Q, no matter what articles are featured -- but I'll only buy other magazines (Spin, RS) if U2 or someone I really like is featured somewhere, because they usually aren't worth buying on a regular basis.
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i don't actually buy magazines unless i like the cover article and at least one other thing in it
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Mostly Q..its probably the best all round music magazine for me personally even when the cover or articles suggest that you won't enjoy reading..occasionally NME, especially with the Original Series they've been releasing of late..and used to read Select which is no longer being printed
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Q is the only music magazine I read on a regular basis because it seems to be more directed at real fans, not just top 40 followers (like Rolling Stone and Spin) and not High Fidelity-esque fans (like Mojo). The interviews are interesting and original, they give equal coverage to legends and up and comers, they realize that music does have a past that should be acknowledged, and they have really great writers working for them. I've never really read Blender, only that little number thing Edge was interviewed for. I am very excited about what Alan Light's (former Spin editor) new music magazine is going to be like, the US is in desperate need of a smart yet accessible music magazine written by people who are actually fans.
Hot Press is also great, but it's more general pop culture/society than just music.
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