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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

Denise Chaila – ‘It’s A Mixtape’ review: rising star effortlessly levels up

Across five concise tracks, the Limerick rapper, singer and poet flexes her lyrical prowess and gives a bold sense of her artistic ambition

‘Petite Maman’ review: a magical fairytale with lingering resonance

French director Céline Sciamma warps and bends time with spellbinding results

Céline Sciamma: “Kids aren’t given political weight but they are leading the fight against climate change”

The French auteur's new film 'Petite Maman' is about children and loss. It's proof they should be taken more seriously, she says

Self Esteem live in London: a masterclass in joyful excess

November 17, Heaven: Bringing second album 'Prioritise Pleasure' to the capital, Rebecca Lucy Taylor puts on a flawlessly executed show

Why ‘Theme Hospital’ is the greatest of the simulation satires

Putting someone with zero medical experience in charge of high-stakes healthcare contracts worth millions… sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Adele – ‘30’ album review: dependable pop titan finally mixes things up

Previously accused of playing it safe, Adele enters a new decade by experimenting with bolder sounds. It gives intriguing but mixed results.