No. 34 — Top 100 Albums cover story

First up, we bring you the top 100 new albums of 2019, selected by an expert panel of record shop owners, labels, bands, writers and festival organisers.

You’ll also find interviews with some of the heroes of the year, too, including Fontaines DC, The Specials, Amyl & The Sniffers, Weyes Blood, Bill Callahan and The Murder Capital.

If you’re on the lookout for a new turntable, amp, speakers or headphones for Christmas, you’ll want to check out our extensive Gear Of The Year awards, and after more than 10,000 of you voted, we name our second annual Record Shop Of The Year. Pick up your copy to find out who’s won!

In other news, former Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant sits down for a chat about his new boxset and podcast, while Beck opens up about his latest album, Hyperspace.

We also reminisce with The Pop Group over their classic 1979 album Y and tell the story of the label that brought us Love, The Doors and MC5: the one and only Elektra Records.

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