I use the NME, I use anarchy
“Introducing the new NME / NEW LOOK / NEW CONTENT / NEW NME”
Last week saw the launch of the new-look NME. Due out in Australian stores next week [we’re generally about a week and a half to two weeks behind], the magazine has a new editor, and to mark the occasion, they’ve undergone a bit of a makeover.
The new look is cleaner, and I don’t mind the new logo – it’s not too drastic a change. The cover seems less cluttered and more sophisticated.
It’s the new content that I’m worried about. What was wrong with the old content? I don’t think there was anything really lacking, and I always found it a great read from cover to cover. As the magazine isn’t available over here yet, I’m yet to peek at the pages, but I have recently noticed an abundance of movie-related news over on the website, I am a little concerned.
NME is first and foremost a music magazine. Occasionally they’ll include articles about television, but generally these have a music twist. Two examples I can think of are The Mighty Boosh – who have some musical content in their shows, and Skins, the soundtrack of which was the focus of the article, and has been greatly influential. Articles about music-related movies and movie soundtracks are fine, but I don’t want to see anything else.
Hopefully I’m worrying over nothing, and the change in content will be minimal. I’ll just have to wait and see next week! [Just like I’ll have to wait and see which of the 10 different covers will be available in Australian stores – I hope I can get Florence!].