The NME Music Quiz Book
features around 1,000 questions spanning the 66 years of the cult magazine. A perfect book for music aficionados of all ages. Put your pop and rock knowledge to the test!
Rediscover your favourite music and memories, from punk to EDM, the Rolling Stones to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, pop videos to iconic festival headliners, with questions crossing multiple genres and decades. Sourced directly from the NME archive for added authority, the quizzes are supplemented with exclusive quotes and facts from the original magazine. An extract from the book:
We're at something of a watershed in pop history. There's never been so much music readily available, both ancient and cutting-edge modern, and we're consuming it in more ways than ever. But what place is there for albums in a world where fans can simply cherry-pick their favourite tunes and forget the rest? Is it simply the artists' love of the album that keeps it alive? And have we seen the last of the seismic currents that reshape pop into something strange and new? Some might say that new music is too heavily in debt to old music to be truly original: to paraphrase one of the Eighties' most endearing left-field acts, Did Pop Eat Itself? Whatever the truth, it seems like an excellent time to look back on the ground we've covered since rock'n'roll's infancy.
From Christmas novelties to the blackest of metal, timeless soundtracks to music's on-off relationship with the Grim Reaper, this quiz book is a celebration of pop's diversity, eccentricity and downright oddness. Within these pages, you'll find brain-teasers on some 70 years of music-making, including sections on major artists and genres, best-selling releases, highly dubious rock-star behaviour, foot-in-mouth disease and the urban legends that we dearly hope are true.
Hopefully, it'll feel like a good maze - offering easy progress one moment and head-scratching dead ends the next. So dive in! And if these 62 quizzes inspire you to broaden your own musical radar, all the better.