Framed around key bands and moments - with input from authoritative figures - this issue provides the most comprehensive overview of the past decade.
Key features include:
* How the internet has helped shape music - featuring the first ‘online sensations’ Arctic Monkeys and Lily Allen.
* Indie tabloid take-over, with the antics of Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse.
* Ten years of innumerable “glorious” reunions - including Pixies, Led Zeppelin, The Specials and The Verve.
* My Chemical Romance and the effect of 9/11 on rock and roll.
* How The Strokes helped shape the indie style of the decade.
* Pop gets cool again with Girls Aloud and Xenomania - the production house that helped redefine the notion of pop.
* How The Mighty Boosh and Flight of the Conchords made TV rock and roll.
NME also celebrates the Top 50 Albums of the Decade - as voted for by the most influential people in music over the last ten years - including interviews with many of the artists featured.
NME editor Krissi Murison says: “Thanks to a little thing called the internet, the noughties has been the most exciting and experimental era for new music since the '60s. This is the definitive look back on the decade where everything changed - and a celebration of the greatest music made during it.”
NME.COM will support the special issue online with a gallery running for every individual year of the decade. Plus, an Albums of the Decade feature which will include links to listen to and buy the music, along with videos of all the featured artists.
The special issue goes on sale nationally on November 18th.
IPC Media says: “NME is the longest published and most respected music weekly in the world. Every week it gives its readers the most exciting, most authoritative coverage of the very best in contemporary music.”