Seems pretty accurate to me but....
was NME always written in the style of Smash Hits or is it just me?
didn't it used to be aimed at people who already had SOME clue what was going on?
I suppose most publications are written for morons these days.... the free papers they give away on the tube do my head right in.
There was a period I think from between around about '98-'99 up until The Strokes arrived on the scene when they didn't really know what they were doing. You might see Aphex Twin, Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Eminem, or Godspeed you Black Emperor on the cover depending on the week. I think they nearly went bust around then though. That era from 99 to 01 was an interesting couple of years in music, you felt like something was on the horizon...and what was it? More indie!