NME’s Albums of the Year 2016 came out yesterday (November 24) and the reactions have been curiously divided. Who knew? A lot of people are delighted that The 1975 won the top spot; some are less pleased. Here we collect our favourite reactions – good and bad – to the full list of 50.
1. The 1975 are at Number One!
Most people focussed on winners of the Number One spot, The 1975. Ashley was chuffed
Will, less so
Come back, The Juice!
Rav has never even heard of The 1975. Get ‘The Sound’ in your ears, Rav!
To be fair to the haters, it is a really long album
2. Wait, weren’t The 1975 were worst band at the 2014 NME awards?
Hey, look at thing over there! That thing behind you! *Ducks out*
3. Where are The Last Shadow Puppets?
Some people were confused that we hadn’t included The Last Shadow Puppets’ album – one we like very much. But loads of amazing albums came out in 2016 and getting them all in was like trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
4. Artists’ reactions were nice
Tegan and Sara were happy
The Rhythm Method misunderstood the nature of the list
Kaytranada collaborator Lauren Faith celebrated her pal hitting Number Five
The 1975’s Adam Hann enjoyed the news
As did Glass Animals
5. And the rest
Sabrina, this is As Good As It Gets
River was cruel, so cruel
Nick had a right old laugh
Kryztof was happy to see Christine & The Queens at Number Three
Hope Leah recycles
Danté willed us into the big publishing house in the sky
Jo needs a Pepto-Bismol
He’s still going
Matty is not going to enjoy this article
Karsten saluted us as we sail gallantly into the future
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Thanks for all your reactions to the list. Keep ’em coming in the comments below.