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NME In 2002 the NME started publishing a series of themed magazines reprinting vintage articles, interviews and reviews

from the NME archives. The paper's first issue was published on 7 March 1952 after the Musical Express and Accordion Weekly was bought by London music promoter Maurice Kinn, and relaunched as the New Musical Express. It was initially published in a nonglossy tabloid format on standard newsprint. During the 1960s the paper championed the new British groups emerging at the time. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were frequently featured on the front cover

All of the three covers for NME all focus on one single striking image on the front cover. It is a consistent theme which they brought in, in the 1960s and 70s. By having one single striking image it allows for less congestion on the cover and the reader can easily see what is going on in the magazine and who is involved in the main story. Also the magazines stick to a limited colour pallet. By having a limited colour pallet it means the reader can have an easier read and what Is shown is not to aggressive on the readers eyes. Often simplicity is better to look at and not trying to hard will appeal to a wider range of people. By having minimal cover lines means that there are less cluttered lines throughout the cover meaning that the cover looks more appealing,

Q Magazine The magazine has an extensive review section, featuring: new releases (music), reissues (music), music compilations, film and live concert reviews, as well as radio and television reviews. It uses a star-rating system from one to five stars; indeed, the rating an album receives in Q is often added to print and television advertising for the album in the UK and Ireland. It also compiles a list of approximately eight albums, which it classes as the best new releases of the last three months.

The Q edition varies dependent on who the main story involves and what they want the reader to see. The one consistent feature is the masthead with the sell line. In the later issues on the far right they are included. On some however cover lines appear on the right or left. IN one magazine there are none. By having a varied approach towards the layout will make the reader interested in the magazine. If there is cover lines there are minimal as the main focus is on the image. By having this approach the reader can make up what they want to read meaning that the reader will appreciate having the option to chose what they want to read. Also the layout looks more appealing with the lack of cluttered text in the magazine.

Mojo MOJO was first published on 15 October 1993; in keeping with its classic rock aesthetic and is noted for its in-depth coverage of both popular and cult acts it acted as the inspiration for Blender and Uncut. More recently, the magazine has taken to publishing many "Top 100" lists, including the subjects of drug songs (Mojo #109), rock epics (Mojo #125), protest songs (Mojo #126) and even the most miserable songs of all time (Mojo #127). To celebrate 150 issues, the magazine published a "Top 100 Albums of Mojo's Lifetime" list.