Music Features

The 15 best K-pop songs of 2021 – so far

Did your favourites make it onto our list?

How community choirs resisted the pandemic: “Zoom singing is not the one”

Communal choirs were booming pre-COVID. Now, their future is threatened

TWICE’s cheerful core flips the script on the perception of girl groups in 2021

While fierce female empowerment continues to become an integral part of the modern girl group DNA, the JYP act show there are other ways to be just as impactful

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow takes on music's toughest quiz – on her own life!

NME Explains: How Bring Me The Horizon wrote ‘Can You Feel My Heart’

A look back at how the band wrote the massive single

Why the Grammys are right to not add a Best K-pop category – and why it should stay that way

Segregating music by language, region or race isn’t the answer for awards shows seeking to claw back relevancy

NME Explains: How The Neighbourhood wrote their smash hit ‘Sweater Weather’

How many tries does it take to write a smash? Well, in the case of The Neighbourhood, they managed it with their breakout 2012...

J. Cole’s 10 best songs – ever!

The rapper has given us endless tracks to treasure

A tribute to NME legend Fred Dellar, who had more knowledge than we carry in our smartphones

Fred Dellar, who died on 15 May, just a few days short of his 90th birthday, was a true NME legend. While his career embraced...

In his first act, Taemin’s passion and flair made him K-pop’s most reliable ace

The SHINee, SuperM and solo star has spent the last 13 years crafting a career others would be happy with just a fraction of