By Zachary Swickey
Listen, everyone makes mistakes, but it’s a whole other ball of wax when one of music’s biggest publications can’t tell two of the most well-known and influential female rockers in the world apart in its review of one of their albums – in this case, the artist’s first in 7 years!
Alongside NME’s review of Fiona Apple’s fourth studio album – The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords will Serve You more than Ropes will ever do – appears a picture of Jagged Little Pill crooner Alanis Morissette rather than the very recognizable Miss Apple.
The review is notably a positive one, writing, “The lyrics may emerge from a bottomless pit of despair, but they float bewitchingly on some sublime music,” but it can’t help but lose some credibility considering the mix-up.
The mix-up was first noticed by Twitter user @beccanicholson, who uploaded the magazine scan with the caption, “Er isn’t that Alanis Morissette? *lilithfairface”
So far NME and Apple have yet to comment on the incident.