Les Inrockuptibles

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Les Inrockuptibles
Frequency Weekly
First issue 1986 (1986)
Company Les Nouvelles Editions Indépendantes
Country France
Based in Paris
Language French
Website www.lesinrocks.com
ISSN 0298-3788

Les Inrockuptibles (French pronunciation: ​[lezɛ̃ʁɔkypˈtiblə]) is a French cultural magazine. Started as a monthly magazine in 1986, it became weekly in 1995. The name is a play on "Les Incorruptibles", the French title of the American television series The Untouchables. Les Inrockuptibles is routinely nicknamed "Les Inrocks".


In the beginning, rock music was the magazine's primary focus, though every issue included articles on other artistic domains. Currently,[when?] many other topics are tackled: cinema, books, society, etc.[citation needed]

The magazine tends to take a left-wing approach to art and society, lending itself to accusations of elitism and snobbishness.[citation needed] Despite this, the magazine was instrumental in popularising indie rock music with bands such as the Smiths and The House of Love in France and Francophone countries.[citation needed] It was unofficially coupled with the radio show by Bernard Lenoir having a nearly identical name L'inrockuptible.[citation needed]

The magazine produced several tribute records, including the influential I'm Your Fan to Leonard Cohen in 1991, The Smiths is dead in 1996 and Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited in 2006. It periodically issues CD compilations.[citation needed]

Guillaume B. Decherf, a music critic and journalist for the magazine, was killed during the November 2015 Paris attacks at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan.[1]

There is an Argentine edition named Los Inrockuptibles.


  1. "Guillaume B. Decherf a été tué hier au Bataclan". Les Inrockuptibles (in French). Les Inrockuptibles. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.

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