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We speak to the writer of 2016's NME Album Of The Year, The 1975's Matt Healy, about 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So…

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Arriving weeks after the US elected a president who tried to appeal to African-American voters by telling them, “What the hell do you have to lose?”, Chi-Raq is a bold,…

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In a year when fellow superstars Drake and Kanye West have released sprawling, overlong albums and Beyoncé accompanied hers with a 60-minute film, this record’s brevity feels refreshing. ‘24K Magic’…

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When The Weeknd was planning to shear off his dreadlock beehive a couple of months ago, the unanimous phrase of discouragement from those around him – “That’s your whole thing”…

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The third album from French dance duo Justice – they’re sort of Daft Punk with tighter jeans – is a tour-de-force that more than justifies the five-year break since their…

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Although Dawn Richard has never been a household name, she’s definitely had a taste of mainstream success. As a member of R&B girl band Danity Kane, she scored a pair…

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Two tracks into her surprisingly fresh sixth album, Alicia Keys issues a mission statement: “Gotta speak the truth when I’m up in the booth.” For the next 45 minutes, the…

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We’ve all seen ENOUGH films to know that when aliens eventually come to Earth, they’ll do so for one of two reasons: they’ll either be set on blowing us to…

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In her day job as singer in and leader of US indie-rockers Speedy Ortiz, Sadie Dupuis (AKA Sad13) is an empowering role model for young women. ‘Slugger’, her debut solo…

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It’s hard to get too excited about another boxing movie after last year’s Southpaw, which featured a knockout performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, and this year’s endearing Rocky sequel Creed. But…

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Whether through personal enmity or advancing decrepitude, pretty much every new Rolling Stones album in the last 30 years has come with the unspoken caveat that it could – maybe,…

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Revered fashion designer Tom Ford made an impressive directing debut with 2009’s A Single Man, an elegant portrait of a lonely gay university professor living in ’60s California. His second…

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Usain Bolt has been the fastest man in the world for so many years that it’s hard to really remember a time before him. He turned sprinting from a deathly…

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Nick Valensi is the last of The Strokes to embark on a side project. The guitarist used to say he could never imagine working without Julian, Albert, Nikolai or Fab,…

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Sleigh Bells were your sweetest nightmare. For three fantastically brutal pop albums, Derek Miller’s extreme noise terror guitars and nosebleed electro beats smashed together into what sounded like futuristic fascist…

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In the abstract, Lady Gaga is the last person you’d want to go down the pared-down, real-me, let’s-get-a-bit-country road. After all, the abstract is where Lady Gaga’s from. What business…

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If this year’s crop of comic book movies has been disappointing for some, Doctor Strange is an eleventh hour consolation prize. Featuring a title character whose roots lie in the heady psychedelia of the…

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If this year’s crop of comic book movies has been disappointing, Doctor Strange looks like an eleventh hour consolation prize. Featuring a title character whose roots lie in the heady psychedelia of…

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Pixie Geldof has spent the past decade in the limelight. The third daughter of Live Aid lynchpin Bob Geldof and television presenter Paula Yates, she’s a tabloid regular and occasional…

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Honeyblood have never suffered fools gladly. On 2014’s self-titled debut, Glasgow duo Stina Tweeddale and Cat Myers laid into scumbag exes and cheating heartbreakers. Follow-up ‘Babes Never Die’ is just…

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Troll dolls with Jedward hair and the gormless stare of Bez from Happy Mondays have managed to be an on-off fad for over five decades. One might wonder why they…