MOJO IS A TRIPLE-THREAT this month, with the full untold story of The White Stripes – including rare pics from the Third Man attic – the grand unveiling of the 75 Best Albums Of 2020 PLUS our all-star Best Of 2020 covermount CD, featuring Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Fleet Foxes, Fontaines DC, Bill Callahan, Toots & The Maytals and more. Even better, worldwide subscriber, UK newsstand and online-purchased copies are bagged with an exclusive MOJO 2021 Calendar. Inside: Neil Young’s goldmine; Pharoah Sanders’s spiritual odyssey; Robbie Basho’s strange trip; AC/DC’s riff revival; Marianne Faithfull’s rude health. Plus: cooking with RZA; Scrabble with Jarvis; the Damned bury the hatchet and it’s all back to Shirley Bassey’s!
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THE PACKAGE all-star MOJO HEROES Best Of 2020 covermount CD featuring Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Fleet Foxes, Fontaines DC, Bill Callahan, Toots & The Maytals and more. Plus – with worldwide subscriber, UK newsstand and online-purchased copies – an exclusive MOJO 2021 Calendar and alternative, collectors’ cover design.
THE COVER STORY: THE WHITE STRIPES With the advent of their first ever best-of, MOJO delivers the full strange history of the 21st Century’s first transformative band – from dust to “magic dust” – with exclusive pics from the Third Man attic.
THE BEST OF 2020 The 75 best new albums, 20 best reissues, best music films, books and events from a singular year, plus cameos from Cornershop, Paul Weller, Moses Sumney, Laura Marling, Mark Lanegan, Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan, Prince and more!
NEIL YOUNG His long-promised Archives II box is with us, and doesn’t disappoint. Nils Lofgren, Billy Talbot and more help us sift its contents, and map his journey from 1972 to 1976.
PHAROAH SANDERS Linking Coltrane’s Ascension in ’66 to Kamasi and Shabaka in 2020, the jazz seer, now 80, offers rare jewels of creative wisdom: “Keep digging, keep digging…”
ROBBIE BASHO 2020 shone new light on the differently-wired weaver of acoustic-guitar spells, his demons and his angels. “Robbie was not too tightly bound,” friends tell Andrew Male.
REVIEWED AC/DC / Paul McCartney / Drive-By Truckers / David Bowie / Aretha Franklin / Smashing Pumpkins / Pink Floyd / King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard / Jane Birkin / King Crimson / Young Marble Giants / Lambchop / Sturgill Simpson / The Fall / The War On Drugs / Sharon Jones / Keith Richards / Elton John / John Fogerty / Calexico / Kelley Stoltz / Brian Eno / Swans / Jimi Hendrix
PLUS The Damned – original line-up re-form! / Marianne Faithfull: back in the groove / catching up with Sault and Bonny Light Horseman / Jarvis Cocker gets arty / Wu-Tang’s RZA: his film… and stew / Laura Marling’s pioneering Covid gigs / the Sam Cooke Murder Mystery / Shane MacGowan is a cartoon (who knew?) / goodbye Eddie Van Halen, Bunny Lee, Johnny Nash and Spencer Davis / all back to Frazey Ford’s and Shirley Bassey’s