VO5 NME Awards 2017: Listen to a playlist of all this year’s nominees

Put it on while you're having your say in who will receive the middle finger trophies

It’s that time of year again when everyone pins their colours to the mast and shows their loyalty to their favourite artists, while staunchly (and sometimes aggressively) defending them to anyone who’ll listen. Yes, that’s right, it’s time to have your final say in the VO5 NME Awards 2017.

We’ve just announced the shortlist for this year’s awards – Beyoncé’s leading the pack with five nominations, followed closely by The 1975, Bastille, Christine And The Queens and Skepta on four each. Reckon someone else deserves to pick up all the trophies? Then you’d better get yourself over to the voting page right now and make your voice heard.

While you’re doing that, put on this handy playlist of all the nominees (or the musical ones, anyway). It might help you should you come across any voting dilemmas – let’s face it, how are you going to decide who to vote for with so many ace artists in the running?

The VO5 NME Awards 2017 takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 15. You can buy tickets to be in the audience and see all the action from the most rock’n’roll night of the year up close.

The shortlist in full:

Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag

Wolf Alice
The 1975
Bastille
Years & Years
Biffy Clyro
The Last Shadow Puppets

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – Live Music Capital Of The World

Tame Impala
Kings Of Leon
Green Day
Metallica
A Tribe Called Quest
Tegan and Sara

Best British Male supported by Pilot Pen Company

Skepta
Zayn Malik
Kano
Jamie T
Michael Kiwanuka
Richard Ashcroft

Best British Female 

Dua Lipa
Adele
Charli XCX
MIA
Kate Tempest
PJ Harvey

Best International Male supported by VO5

Kanye West
Drake
The Weeknd
Frank Ocean
Kendrick Lamar
Chance The Rapper

Best International Female supported by VO5

Sia
Lady Gaga
Beyoncé
Solange
Christine & The Queens
Tove Lo

Best New Artist supported by TOPMAN

Blossoms
Zara Larsson
Sunflower Bean
Christine and The Queens
Dua Lipa
Anderson .Paak

Best Album supported by HMV

Kanye West – ‘The Life Of Pablo’
Skepta – ‘Konnichiwa’
The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’
Radiohead – ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’
Bastille – ‘Wild World’
Beyoncé – ‘Lemonade’

Best Track supported by Red Stripe

Tove Lo – ‘Cool Girl’
Charli XCX – ‘After The Afterparty’
Skepta – ‘Man’
Bastille – ‘Good Grief’
The 1975 – ‘Somebody Else’
Christine And The Queens – ‘Tilted’

Best Live Band supported by Nikon

Bastille
Slaves
The 1975
Bring Me The Horizon
Christine And The Queens
Wolf Alice

Best Video

Kanye West – ‘Famous’
Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
Radiohead – ‘Burn The Witch’
Slaves – ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’
Rat Boy – ‘Get Over It’
Wolf Alice – ‘Lisbon’

Best Festival supported by ID&C

Glastonbury
Reading & Leeds
Download
Isle Of Wight
Primavera
V Festival

Best Music Film

Oasis: Supersonic
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ One More Time With Feeling
Sing Street
Gimme Danger
The Rolling Stones Havana Moon
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

Best TV Series supported by Domino’s

Stranger Things
Fleabag
Game Of Thrones
Black Mirror
Humans
People Just Do Nothing

Best Film

Deadpool
My Scientology Movie
Captain America: Civil War
Suicide Squad
Everybody Wants Some!!
Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Music Moment Of The Year

Bring Me The Horizon invade Coldplay’s table at NME Awards 2016
Coldplay’s Viola Beach tribute at Glastonbury
Beyoncé drops Lemonade
Skepta wins Mercury Prize
Pete Doherty plays The Bataclan
The Stone Roses’ first new music in 20 years

Best Festival Headliner

Coldplay
Radiohead
Biffy Clyro
Adele
Foals
The Stone Roses

Best Small Festival

Y Not
Green Man
End Of The Road
Festival No 6
Kendall Calling
Slam Dunk

Villain Of The Year

Donald Trump
David Cameron
Boris Johnson
Nigel Farage
Martin Shkreli
Katie Hopkins

Hero Of The Year

David Bowie
Adele
Beyoncé
Millie Bobby Brown
Gary Lineker
Liam Gallagher

Worst Band

The Chainsmokers
Clean Bandit
Honey G
Nickelback
5 Seconds Of Summer
Twenty One Pilots

Best Reissue

REM – ‘Out Of Time’
Pink Floyd – ‘Meddle’
Oasis – ‘Be Here Now’
Michael Jackson – ‘Off The Wall’
DJ Shadow – ‘Endtroducing’
Blur – ‘Leisure’

Best Book

Alan Partridge – Nomad
Johnny Marr – Set The Boy Free
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
The Killers – Somewhere Outside That Finish Line
Zayn – Zayn: The Official Autobiography
Sylvia Patterson – I’m Not With The Band