The 25 best debut albums of 2022

These are the most innovative and meaningful debut albums of the year

The 50 best albums of 2022

The year was filled with superb albums, and these 50 were NME’s favourites

Get down early! 20 essential rising bands and artists to see at this summer’s festival season

Get ready to head down to the festival fields and discover your new favourite artist this summer

caroline – ‘caroline’ review: a hypnotising debut from an octet bursting with ideas

The Rough Trade-signed band’s gorgeous, challenging debut incorporates midwest emo, Appalachian folk and more into a thing of unique beauty

caroline: art-rock experimentalists building their own unique world

The London eight-piece discuss their brilliantly unpredictable debut album and the emergence of a new generation of British guitar music

The NME 100: essential emerging artists for 2022

Meet the NME 100, the essential new artists set to take over 2022. Your new favourite artist is waiting...