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December 2021

Moments that made us smile: 2021

It all started with a bang, the sound of metal crashing onto the sidewalks of Washington, DC as hundreds of Trumpers stormed the Capitol. This continued into another pandemic year; for every two steps we took with vaccines and testing,…

The big JOE musical quiz of 2021

FIRST ROUND: MAJOR MUSIC EVENTS IN 2021Garth Brooks is back, baby! How did he describe the cancellation of his concerts at Croke Park in 2014 when he returned to the scene for a press conference in November? ROLLING / SAM BOAL…

The best of 2021

Weekend Mix music critic John Hayden selects his best albums of the year.LITTLE SIMZ Sometimes I could be introverted When Mercury Prize-nominated MC Little Simz nominated Kendrick Lamar on Sometimes I Might Be Introverted, she firmly!--break-->…

The 13 best new songs of the week

Week after week there are plenty of new rap songs no matter what time of year. It can be very difficult to stay aware of what's coming out and also what's hot, so XXL decided to make things easier for you. Instead of sorting out almost…