On sale Tuesday 21st November, the new issue of Q is an all-star special.
We reveal what happened when Liam Gallagher crossed paths with Ed Sheeran at the Q Awards and speak to a stellar cast about how 2017 has been for them, including Stormzy, Gorillaz, Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian, Sleaford Mods, Rag’N’Bone Man, Wiley and more.
Also in the issue, we countdown the 50 best albums of the year and catch up with some of the acts who have made Q’s select half-century of 2017, with exclusive interviews with LCD Soundsystem, Sampha, Jane Weaver, Michael Head and Father John Misty.
Elsewhere, Laura Snapes joins radical political feminists Muna on tour with superstar heartthrob Harry Styles; Dave Everley travels to Canada to hear how The War On Drugs’ mastermind Adam Granduciel’s faith was tested in the making of their latest album; Pat Gilbert offers counselling to the songwriting partnership at the heart of Squeeze and Ted Kessler joins Baxter Dury by the Thames as he flicks through his Rolodex of amazing anecdotes on the release of an album that matches the best of his superstar dad, Ian.
In Q’s review section, we run the rule over new releases from U2, Björk, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and N.E.R.D. and take a front row seat as Royal Blood storm Milan.
On top of all that, there’s a CD of the year’s best music featuring tracks from Morrissey, St. Vincent, Wolf Alice, Alt-J, The Horrors, Dizzee Rascal and more.