FREE CD! RUMOURS REVISITED: A tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1977 album featuring Yeasayer, Mary Epworth, The Staves, Liars, Dylan Leblanc, The Besnard Lakes, Julia Holter & more. FLEETWOOD MAC: The stories that surround the making of 1977’s Rumours are strange, romantic and wild. The reality is, if anything, even more startling. Mark Blake speaks to the main players and leads them down the road of excess once more.
THE BEST OF 2012: Jack White, Can and Rodriguez join MOJO in saluting the musical highs of the past year, while Jimmy Page, Chris Martin, Martin Freeman, Bat For Lashes and more select The Best Thing They’ve Heard This Year.
SCOTT WALKER: The eternal anguished existentialist returns with another intense dramaturgical, audio-sculptural epic. Ian Harrison guides him back through former lives
PETER HOOK: New Order’s aptly-named bass beast, ’90s party monster and Factory Records chronicler talks human tragedy, legal actions and wild nights. “I’m not there to be abused,” he tells Pat Gilbert.
GRAHAM PARKER: He could have been a contender, the bespectacled New Wave voice of soul and ire, but a certain E. Costello stole his fire. Now a new Judd Apatow movie looks set to save the day. Will Birch listens in.
REVIEWED: Willy Mason / Alicia Keys / Godspeed You! Black Emperor / The Blue Nile / Aztec Camera / Crystal Castles / Mogwai / Green Day / Macy Gray/ The Damned / Yes / Ike & Tina / Mexico City’s Corona Capital / Sharon Van Etten / Cameo and many more.
PLUS!: In the studio with Phosphorescent, Mudhoney, Arcade Fire and Bobby Womack / On the MOJO Playlist: the Stones, Atoms For Peace, Earl Sweatshirt and more / Rob Zombie’s Self Portrait / Jake Bugg / Martha Wainwright’s Mind Blowers / Shane MacGowan / On the road with I Am Kloot / In A Silent Way revisited.