Readers react to NME’s Albums Of The Year 2016 List


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


Thanks for all your reactions to the list. Keep ’em coming in the comments below.