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Arctic Monkeys lead the way in Q Awards nominations


Arctic Monkeys have been nominated for ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Act In The World Today’ in the Q Awards.

Alex Turner and co. will be up against stiff opposition as Idles, whose album ranked highly in Far Out Magazine’s review, have also been nominated for best record. Quite remarkably and in polar opposite to Arctic Monkeys, Idles have also been listed as ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ nominees.

“We’ve thought for a while at Q that in a digital world where streaming music is so ubiquitous, the old barriers between musical genres are meaningless. All that matters is whether a song has power, or if an artist makes something to become lost within,” Q Magazine editor Ted Kessler said.

“These shortlists, where Janelle Monae’s future-funk rubs shoulders with Goat Girl’s garage-punk in Best Track, or where Kendrick Lamar could just as easily be the Best Act In The World Today as Paul Weller, prove that.”

Here are the full nominees:

Q Breakthrough Act presented by Red Stripe
Amyl & The Sniffers
Goat Girl
Tom Grennan
The Magic Gang
Bugzy Malone
Nadine Shah
Jorja Smith
Rejjie Snow

Q Best Track presented by Firestone
Love It If We Made It – The 1975
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Girlfriend – Christine & The Queens
The Man – Goat Girl
Make Me Feel – Janelle Monae
Bells & Circles – Underworld & Iggy Pop

Q Best Album
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – Arctic Monkeys
Hunter – Anna Calvi
Who Built The Moon? – Noel Gallagher
Joy As An Act Of Resistance – IDLES
Marauder – Interpol
I’m All Ears – Let’s Eat Grandma

Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club
David Byrne
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Liam Gallagher
Stefflon Don
Taylor Swift
Wolf Alice

Q Best Solo Artist presented by Absolute Radio
Christine & The Queens
Noel Gallagher
Janelle Monae
Ed Sheeran

Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Rocksteady Music School
The 1975
Arctic Monkeys
Florence & The Machine
Kendrick Lamar
St Vincent
Paul Weller

Q Best Festival/Event presented by Pretty Green Clothing
All Points East
British Summertime
Isle Of Wight Festival
Latitude Festival
RIZE Festival
Spotify Presents: Who We Be

The public can vote here until 5 October.