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Amazon has launched a new ‘HD’ streaming service. Does sound quality matter in music, though? Two NME writers duke it out

Amazon has recently rejoined the streaming services arms race with the Neil Young-endorsed Amazon Music HD, which purports to offer 'CD-like' quality. Who cares?...

The Cars’ 10 best songs

My Best Friend's Girl (1978)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyFo6p6LGkA “Nothing in that song happened to me personally,” once said the songwriter of The Cars second hit single. “I just...

Iceland Airwaves: 10 essential reasons why you absolutely have to be there

Festival fatigue might be real, but by the end of the year we reckon you'll be raring to head to one all over again....

My Dad Wrote a Porno: the gang talk through the sordid, game-changing journey so far

With 180 million downloads on the clock and counting, the pervy podcast with more prurience than you’d find at a high-society house party boasting...

The next Global Climate Strike: how YOU can get involved

In September, Global Climate Strike is coordinating a series of strikes and marches in cities around the world. According to environmental campaigners, 1.4 million...

Mark, My Words: I want justice for the most criminally ignored album of all time

David Miliband. The perfectly lovely couple who finally get onto the Coach Trip coach two days before it hits Ibiza. The new political party that...

Ric Ocasek, producer, performer and frontman of The Cars, 1944-2019 – the NME Obituary

Ric Ocasek was an unlikely rockstar. He didn’t like touring – he stayed at home in the middle of the last decade while his...

The best covers of songs by Ric Ocasek’s The Cars – including Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and The Strokes

“The Cars had it all: the looks, the hooks, Beat-romance lyrics, killer choruses, guitar solos that pissed off your parents, dazzling music videos,” Brandon...

How many remixes is TOO MANY remixes?

It’s been nearly two months since the last ‘Old Town Road’ remix was released, capping a nearly four-month period where Lil Nas X’s hit...

The best fan theories about Halsey’s next album ‘Manic’

Halsey's fans are extremely good at working out the clues the star leaves for them in her music, her interviews, and on social media....
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