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Inside ‘Still Avoiding Tomorrow’, Bastille’s captivating immersive theatrical experience and ‘Doom Days’ celebration

Orbs of green, yellow, and red light up Hackney’s Studio 9294 as the music playing quietly over the PA stops and the lights go...

Eminem: Rank The Albums – will the best Slim Shady album please stand up?

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, this is your life. 13. 'Revival' Even a deaf man could hear that ‘Revival’ was a mess when it was released at...

All the biggest talking points from BTS’ global press conference: Jungkook’s missing mixtape, Suga’s next prophecy, and the meaning behind ‘Map Of The Soul:...

Last week (April 12), BTS sent the pop world into a frenzy again by releasing their latest album, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona'. Back...

The 15 Greatest Manchester Albums Ever

Manchester's music scene has been punching above its weight since the '60s, giving us some of the most influential and world-beating bands of the...

Madonna’s 20 best songs

'Into The Groove' (1985) This straight-up bop soundtracked the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, in which Madonna played the titular Susan Thomas. It's about dancing,...

Behind the mixing desk of ‘Unknown Pleasures’: Remembering Martin Hannett, the man who shaped Joy Division’s innovative sound

Even in their earliest incarnation, Joy Division wanted to push things forward. The very fact that they initially called themselves Warsaw in reference to...

The ages of Madonna – the evolution of an icon

Oh just seize me by the collar and cha-cha me into oblivion, Madonna! This month The Queen of Pop returned with the first taster...

Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at 40: How they made the unimpeachable proto-goth masterpiece

There can’t be many people left in the civilised world who haven’t, at one time or another, sat down and discussed the influence of...

Taylor Swift takes on keyboard warriors and stands up for gay pride in new song ‘You Need To Calm Down’

Recently, it’s seemed a bit like Taylor Swift has been stuck in two modes: one, a person telling you that you do want to...

The backlash to Black Mirror’s Miley-fronted teen movie reflects the snobbishness surrounding pop music

Black Mirror was once invincible. Its 2016 debut on Netflix increased accessibility to the Twilight Zone-esque anthology, which debuted on Channel 4, propelling the series...

The 20 most heart-warming Father/Daughter Songs

Paul Simon – 'Father and Daughter' Written for the animated film The Wild Thornberrys Movie in 2002 about his daughter Lulu - Simon turned it into a...

This nuclear-themed mixtape, featuring David Bowie and Kate Bush, will heighten your post-‘Chernobyl’ fears

If, like Team NME, you’ve been glued to the HBO masterpiece Chernobyl this last month, you may now find yourself increasingly paranoid about the...

The most stunning covers albums of all time: John Lennon, Rage Against The Machine, David Bowie and more

They say that nothing beats the original. But in the case of these cover albums, it's refreshing to hear ubiquitous songs turned upside down...

The Mauskovic Dance Band: meet the Dutch group bringing “space-disco” to Glastonbury

Imagine you’re in Arctic Monkeys' ‘Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino’, the fictional resort on the moon that the Sheffield band willed into existence on...

Mark, My Words: I’ve made a vow to Be More Elton – and you should too

There’s nothing lonelier than a one-man stage invasion. The crowd could spot it coming a mile off – the shady looking character, clearly too...

Tom DeLonge: the hardest working UFOlogist in pop-punk on his new album, films, shows, comics, books and cache of declassified UFO videos

12 years ago, Tom DeLonge quit one of the biggest bands in the world to create an art project to tell stories through multiple...

10 deep nuggets of info we learned at the playback of Prince’s new album, ‘Originals’

'Originals' is a new 15-track Prince album featuring 14 previously unreleased recordings that showcase the vital role the pop icon played in the careers of a...

Dr. John, 1941-2019 – A guide for the confusementalised

Not me, obviously. Well, not just me. It was missing Dr. John, who died from a heart attack on Thursday just as the sun...

What’s Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Rachel Chinouriri

Every week, we’re going to be introducing you to a brand new artist we’re going mad for here at NME Towers via our ego-busting...
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