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Old 10-02-01, 05:43 PM
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Favourite Music Mags?

Mine are mostly UK: Uncut (w/CD), Wired, Q, and Jockey Slut.
US: The Big Issue, Magnet

What other music mags do all you like?

The CD that accompanies Uncut is so much better than the sh*t music that CMJ puts on their CD's

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Old 10-02-01, 11:05 PM
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I don't read any music only mags regularly. The closest is Rolling Stone. They don't cover as wide a variety of music as I'd like, but the quality of writing still blows most other music magazines out of the water IMO. I like that they cover politics, movies, etc. in addtion to just music.
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Old 10-03-01, 03:05 AM
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Rolling Stone, NME, Q (on occaison)

sometimes SPIN or AP.
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Old 10-03-01, 08:38 AM
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I subscribe to:

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Old 10-03-01, 10:54 AM
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Mojo is the best pure music magazine there is.

Entertainment Weekly has the best music writing of any US mag.

Magnet is too focused on aging indie rockers.

AP is torn as to whether they want to cover nu-metal or indie and as a result they blow.

Spin acts hip but are way behind on new movements.

Rolling Stone isn't even worth mentioning.

Blender looks promising, a US Q, which wouldn't be a bad thing.

Some of the best rock writing is on the internet. Check out neumu.com, very good. Pitchforkmedia.com is very good.
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Entertainment Weekly has the best music writing of any US mag.
Wow. That's surprises me. They completely lack credibility when it comes to film reviews. Their music writing is actually good?
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Wow. That's surprises me. They completely lack credibility when it comes to film reviews. Their music writing is actually good?
Their music writing is very very good. Many great writers have worked there. They have a great editorial department and give a lot of leeway. Ira Robbins made all his money writing for EW.
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Old 10-03-01, 11:13 AM
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Agreed that MOJO is the best. They are actual music scholars as well has having their ear to the ground. Unlike pseudo-critics in most other publications they don't ignore certain types of rock because they're "uncool" or fall for marketing crap.
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I read my brother's Mojo when I visit and browse through it sometimes at the newsagents.

I subscribe to the UK magazine Classic Rock but seem to be missing this month's issue! Sadly, it has no website of its own which is a rarity for a magazine from Future Publishing.
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I have a free subscription to Rolling Stone... I thumb through it when I get it but there is no way in hell I would pay for this mag.
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I used to read Alternative Press, back when there were groups who actually were alternative. Now I read Source, Vibe, XXL. But, probably the Source the most.
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For electronic music (and less mainstream hip-hop), URB is probably the best, IMO. Mixer (the US Mixmag) would come in second.

I do like EW, as well. Spin's okay (not really sure why I keep my subscription). Haven't checked out Blender yet.
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Old 10-12-01, 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by Yancey

Rolling Stone isn't even worth mentioning.

The only use for Rolling Stone is as fishwrap
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AP used to be really good. Heven't read it in long time though, and judging by the previous posts it seems to have taken a turn for the worse. I'll have to check out Mojo at some point.
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Old 10-14-01, 04:33 AM
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The only music magazine I think is great is Billboard magazine, where you get all the music charts. Besides listing all the charts, there are many articles on the music scene, upcoming singles/albums and the business of music. Expensive but you can usually find Billboard at any large library. I used to read it quite often.

Rolling Stone is good for a quick skim. I wouldn't pay for it though. Spin is even less interesting.
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Old 10-14-01, 06:53 AM
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Magnet and CMJ

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