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The NME Verdict: Coldplay – ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’

The credits of Coldplay’s seventh album say much about the sort of group they’ve become. Duets with Beyonce, guest-spots from Noel Gallagher, sample clearances from Barack Obama - there are…

Lizzo – ‘Big GRRRL Small World’

Minneapolis rapper Lizzo appears to view albums the same way most people view dates. If the first one's all about making a fun, breezy initial impression, the second gives you…

Jennylee – ‘Right On!’

Don't be deceived by that exclamation mark on the end of the title: Jenny Lee Lindberg's 'right on!' has many qualities to recommend it, but a great sense of urgency…

Bridge Of Spies – Film Review

There are not many directors as consistent as Steven Spielberg. Out of 29 films he’s had only a handful of duds. As many filmmakers age they lose their bite, start…

R Kelly – ‘The Buffet’

R Kelly is one of the comic geniuses of our times. Not convinced? See ‘Trapped In The Closet’, his 33-part online “hip hopera” (his phrase) featuring pimps, midgets and gay…

Lil Wayne – ‘No Ceilings 2’

This aint a stop-gap, it’s a goddamn arms race. 'No Ceilings 2', Lil Wayne’s newest free mixtape, is about more than suppressing fans’ appetites for the New Orleans rapper’s much-delayed…

Fufanu – ‘Few More Days To Go’

Any conclusion you jump to regarding Fufanu is likely to be wrong. Based around a core duo of Kaktus Einarsson and Gulli Einarsson, they're the latest talked-about band to hail…

Ty Segall – ‘Ty Rex’

Ty Segall and Marc Bolan share a similar style of pop perversion. Their songwriting favours fantastical imagery, gliding hooks that suddenly spring up in pitch and an element of repetition…

Black Mass – Film Review

If you haven’t been keeping track of him in the tabloids, you may by now have completely forgotten what Johnny Depp actually looks like, so seldom does he appear on…

Foo Fighters – ‘St Cecilia’

Saint Cecilia isn’t just the name of the hotel in Austin, Texas where Foo Fighters recorded this surprise five-track EP; she was also a second-century martyr canonised as the patroness…

Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood And The Rajasthan Express – ‘Junun’

Last year, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Israeli musician Shye Ben Tzur set up shop in northern Indian palace Mehrangarh Fort. Long-time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich joined them with the…

SOPHIE – ‘Product’

Simon Cowell has cast a long shadow over British music these last 10 years, so long that it can be quite hard to recall that pop was not merely a…