NME Blogs

Quarantunes: a daily playlist of upbeat songs to help you through self-isolation

As we all quarantine ourselves in the name of humankind, here are the banging tracks keeping our spirits up

Every Tame Impala song ranked in order of greatness

A ranking of over 60 majestic tunes from the mind, guitar and synth of Kevin Parker

What ‘Stateless’ tells us about detention centres and Australia

The new TV drama makes the case that detention centres, despite their offshore locations, are central to Australian politics, culture and even identity

Childish Gambino – ‘3.15.20’ review: rap’s Renaissance man lets guard down with most personal record to date

The album, which features Ariana Grande and 21 Savage, initially debuted on the 'Donald Glover Presents' website last weekend

The show must go online: inside the rise of virtual gigs during the coronavirus crisis

Musicians are turning to digital means of performance as the pandemic continues to shut down venues, bars and clubs

Who is RMR? The country-trap ‘Rascal’ responsible for this year’s ‘Old Town Road’

Is it a joke? Is it serious? Who even cares - this viral hit is brilliant

Mark, My Words: why rock needs to have more ‘quickies’

It sits there, as unavoidable as death itself. Sometimes it's in the middle of the album, like a rail replacement bus service, sometimes it's...

Move over, Chicago: how the UK made drill its own – and then sold it back to the world

Thanks to British stars such as 67 and Skengdo X AM, the uncompromising rap sub-genre is bigger than ever
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