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Jack Peñate – ‘After You’ review: an impressively experimental album after a decade MIA

This comeback represents a bold new chapter for the indie hero

The Game – ‘Born 2 Rap’ review: a sprawling swan-song from an all-time great

The Game explores his legacy with classic samples and riffs on his signature material

Tinashe – ‘Songs For You’ review’: underrated pop star hopscotches from one sound to the next

Tinashe's fourth album boasts flashes of her distinct personality, which is also sometimes obscured by genre-hopping

‘Ford v Ferrari’ review: sluggish auto-based drama never gets out of third gear

Like an unreliable car, 'Ford v Ferrari' works only in spurts

Rex Orange County Live in London: despair and self-doubt dispelled with manic and mellow energy

On his Pony Tour, the schmaltzcore don wows with a heartfelt set laced with darkness

‘1917’ review: ‘Skyfall’ director Sam Mendes crafts poignant, human story out of inhuman conflict

Settling down to 1917, you might be forgiven for suffering cinematic déjà vu. Just two years after Christopher Nolan wowed audiences with Dunkirk, another...

William Patrick Corgan – ‘Cotillions’ review: Smashing Pumpkins frontman’s solo album is a mixed bag

This is more gentle and folky than his last solo album 'Ogilala’, but the famously controlling musician often overcooks his lyrics and melodies

03 Greedo & Kenny Beats – ‘Netflix & Deal’ review: a gifted storyteller shines throughout this neat conceit

The rapper, currently serving a 20-year stretch, has teamed up with super-producer Kenny Beats to craft an immersive movie-themed mixtape

Ghost fight the dystopia at Wembley with the pure power of theatrical rock

"This is the power of rock music. This is the power of the rock band Ghost"

Hannah Diamond – ‘Reflections’ review: the PC Music star, rumoured to be a robot, explores very human heartbreak

The Charli XCX collaborator has a gift for unknotting messy emotions, though the buoyant pop works better than the sluggish ballads

Coldplay – ‘Everyday Life’ review: a confounding experiment from a deceptively forward-thinking band

Chris Martin and co. take on heady themes of love, war, racism, faith, gun control, friendship, climate change, police brutality and more. This inventive eighth album is proof that Coldplay are more adventurous than they're often given credit for

‘Earthquake Bird’ review: ‘Gone Girl’ is transported to Tokyo in a darkly meditative neo-noir thriller

Alicia Vikander stars in a Japan-set drama that's psychologically unsettling and deeply atmospheric

Arxx – ‘Wrong Girl, Honey’ review: Brighton punks refuse to take any shit

The duo, who next week will play NME's latest Girls to The Front gig in London, part of our series that champions women and no-binary artists, are a vital addition to the punk landscape

Harry Nilsson – ‘Losst and Founnd’ review: 25 years since his death, this posthumous album sounds surprisingly current

He died in 1994, but on the massively influential singer-songwriter's first posthumous album, he sounds more like Mac DeMarco than Mac himself

Robbie Williams – ‘The Christmas Present’ review: the pop don’s festive gift is anything but a lump of coal

It's Chriiiiiiistmas! Well, not quite – unless you're in the Williams household. Robbie wants to relinquish Bublé’s icy grip on the festive season, and he might just get his wish

‘Charlie’s Angels’ review: Kristen Stewart-starring reboot is frivolous fun but sometimes falls flat

K-Stew proves her star quality once again, but there's little else here to get excited about

Suede and The Pretenders live in London: A night of fire, passion and exhilaration

London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, November 20 2019

’21 Bridges’ review: there are far more than 21 reasons not to see this dreadful crime drama

'Black Panther' star ditches superheroes for corrupt cops, but perhaps he should have stayed in spandex
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