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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…

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10. No Man’s Sky Over-hyped to the max and inevitably failing to match expectation, No Man’s Sky was nonetheless a triumph of scope and ambition over (frankly repetitive) gameplay. It…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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 Kinks could reform in time to headline Glastonbury 2017, however Dave Davies has downplayed the reports. The band, centred around Ray Davies, 71, and his brother Dave, 69, sold millions…

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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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We speak to the writer of 2016's NME Album Of The Year, The 1975's Matt Healy, about 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So…

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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: 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…