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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

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