As the headline says – and the reason why you clicked through to read this – the J Awards noms for 2017 have just been announced.

One of the highlights of Ausmusic Month, 2017 marks the awards’ 13th year. As always, the people at Triple J, Double J and Triple J Unearthed have let their opinions be known, taking into consideration such variables as originality, creativity, technical excellence and contribution to Australian music.

Anyway, here are those noms…

Triple J ‘Australian Album of the Year’

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia
Alex Lahey, I Love You Like a Brother
Ali Barter, A Suitable Girl
Gang of Youths, Go Farther in Lightness
Gordi, Reservoir
Meg Mac, Low Blows
Methyl Ethel, Everything Is Forgotten
The Smith Street Band, More Scared of You Than You are of Me
Thundamentals, Everyone We Know
Vera Blue, Perennial

Double J ‘Artist of the Year’

Dan Sultan
Jen Cloher
Kardajala Kirridarra
Lance Ferguson
Paul Kelly

‘Unearthed Artist of the Year’
Alex the Astronaut
Baker Boy
Confidence Man
Ruby Fields
Stella Donnelly

‘Australian Music Video of the Year’, co-presented by Rage
Client Liaison feat. Tina Arena, ‘A Foreign Affair’
A.B. Original, ‘Report to the Mist’
Kirin J Callinan feat. Alex Cameron, Molly Lewis & Jimmy Barnes, ‘Big Enough’
Methyl Ethel ‘Ubu’
Jack River ‘Fool’s Gold’

The winners will be announced at the J Awards, which will be broadcast live on Triple J from 4pm on Thursday, November 23.


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