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Here it is: NME‘s 50 best albums of 2016. This rundown of 50 brilliant 2016 albums just goes to show that while most stuff that happened in 2016 was just plain terrible, the music was consistently great.…

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20. Angel Olsen – ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’ Here the Missouri-born musician takes the folk label she was previously pegged with and smashes it to bits with a three-minute grunge…

NME Awards 2017

Voting is now open for the VO5 NME Awards 2017 – see below for the categories and vote here. In association with VO5 and taking place at London’s O2 Academy…

The White Stripes – 'Elephant'

Albums Of The Year 1The White StripesElephant 2The RaptureEchoes 3The StrokesRoom On Fire 4ElbowCast Of Thousands 5Yeah Yeah YeahsFever To Tell 6Rufus WainrightWant One 7Kings Of LeonYouth & Young Manhood…

The MTV EMAs are 23 years old this year, and as such they’re among the most juvenile, worst behaved music awards ceremony out there. There have been some outrageous EMA…

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Albums Of The Year 1Arctic MonkeysAM 2Kanye WestYeezus 3QOTSA…Like Clockwork 4FoalsHoly Fire 5SavagesSilence Yourself 6Daft PunkRandom Access Memories 7Arcade FireReflektor 8Nick CavePush The Sky Away 9Laura MarlingOnce I Was An…

These New Puritans, 'Hidden'

Albums Of The Year 1These New PuritansHidden 2Arcade FireThe Suburbs 3Beach HouseTeen Dream 4LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening 5Laura MarlingI Speak Because I Can 6FoalsTotal Life Forever 7Zola JesusStridulum II 8SalemKing…

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Eric Clapton has announced four live dates in the US for next year. The legendary guitarist has hinted at retiring from music altogether in recent years, with the 71-year-old revealing…

BBC Sound of 2017

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The BBC Sound Of 2017 longlist has been announced – featuring the 10 new acts set for huge things in the year ahead. Put together by 170 music industry figures…

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Coldplay have announced a tour of Asia for 2017. The band released their album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ in December 2015, reaching number one in the UK and selling over…

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Coldplay have confirmed that the band will release a new EP in 2017. The four-piece took to Twitter to make the announcement. They wrote: “Hello everyone. We’re working on some new songs…

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Spring King are set to embark on a headline tour of the UK in February 2017. The Manchester four-piece, who released their debut album ‘Tell Me If You Like To’…

Tame Impala's ‘Lonerism’

Albums Of The Year 1Tame ImpalaLonerism 2GrimesVisions 3Frank OceanChannel Orange 4Crystal Castles(III) 5Alt-JAn Awesome Wave 6The MaccabeesGiven To The Wild 7PondBeard Wives Denim 8The CribsIn The Belly Of The Brazen…

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Blossoms have announced a new run of UK tour dates for 2017 – featuring the biggest headline shows that they’ve played to date. It’s been a huge year for the…

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Jimmy Kimmel has been confirmed as the host for next year’s Academy Awards. The LA-based comedian, who hosts the late night chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the US, will…

Albums Of The Year 1PJ HarveyLet England Shake 2MetronomyThe English Riviera 3The HorrorsSkying 4Wild BeastsSmother 5Kurt VileSmoke Ring For My Halo 6Arctic MonkeysSuck It And See 7St VincentStrange Mercy 8Katy…

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The Sherlocks have announced a new UK tour for 2017. The Sheffield quartet, who supported The Libertines on a number of dates on their arena tour earlier this year, were…