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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...
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