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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…

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The Maccabees have added a second date in Manchester to their forthcoming farewell UK tour. Following the release of their acclaimed 2015 record ‘Marks To Prove It’, the band announced…

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Chet Faker is dead. Long live Nick Murphy. Having built a phenomenal cult following around his glitch-soul take on Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’ and his future soul 2014 debut ‘Built On…

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Oscar is set to headline this year’s Club NME NYE Ball. The singer will headline the KOKO event in north London on December 31. Black Honey and Our Girl will…

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I’ve arrived for my mid-afternoon appointment at the secluded mansion of Canadian dance-music superstar Joel ‘deadmau5’ Zimmerman, and he is not pleased to see me. Not only is he wildly…

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Who: One half of music’s ultimate power couple and arguably the world’s biggest solo artist Why: Beyoncé had an incredible year even by her own lofty standards. In February she…

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Who: Yeah, he’s not a person. The cute electric rodent is merely symbolising something much bigger than himself (even after metamorphosis into Raichu following exposure to a Thunder Stone) Why: Pokémon Go,…

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Who: Tottenham-raised grime icon Why: Grime’s storming comeback was the big British music story of 2016, and scene veteran Skepta was the face and focal point of that resurrection. Skepta…

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This week's issue is dedicated to NME's People Of The Year 2016. Find out who made the list.

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Who: Hip-hop’s 39-year-old enfant terrible Why: At the MTV VMAs in August, Kanye was given four minutes of airtime to introduce his new video for ‘Fade’. “I am Kanye West,” began…

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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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Who: Star of blockbusters Suicide Squad and The Legend Of Tarzan Why: This was the year Margot Robbie capitalised on the ‘next big thing’ heat she gained from 2013’s The Wolf Of…

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Who: The glue that held reality together Why: For more than 40 years, David Bowie has helped us to make sense of life. In 2016, he taught us how to face death…

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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…