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Alice Glass: “I never thought I would be talking openly like this… about anything”

How the brutally honest artist poured the “pain” of Crystal Castles into her hopeful debut solo album ‘PREY//IV’

MØ – ‘Motordrome’ review: rebellious star’s smouldering slow-pop stays in one lane

The Danish artist's third record offers up an intriguing new sound

Years & Years – ‘Night Call’ review: escapism rules on Olly Alexander’s solo debut

This record's subversion is smuggled into pounding, playful pop songs

FKA twigs – ‘Caprisongs’ mixtape review: the brightest, poppiest music of her career

After the emotional toll of making 2019's ‘Magdalene’ this varied collection shows a new side to the once unattainable star

All of these classic albums turn 50 this year

1972 was a stand-out year for classic albums

Christmas is cancelled: the 10 festive songs they tried to ban

These are the most controversial Yuletide bops – ever!

The 10 best music books of 2021

This was a great year for literary musos

“We wanted togetherness and community”: how gigs came back with a bang in 2021

The "buzzing" folks behind the scenes tell NME how they upped their game

The best (and worst) new Christmas songs of 2021 – ranked!

Here's the good, the bad and the gaudy

Arca – ‘Kick ii’, ‘Kick iii’, ‘Kick iiii’ & ‘Kick ‘iiiii’ review: a sprawling departure from definition

The Venezuelan producer explores her upbringing and spiritual worldview with this boundary-busting new collection