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For fans of music and/or arguing, today is Christmas, Hanukkah, your birthday and New Year's Eve all in one, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 15 nominees up for induction next year. Among returning noms Kraftwerk, Chic, Heart and Donna Summer are some major first-time nominees, including progressive rock vets Rush & Deep Purple and hip hop royalty Public Enemy & N.W.A.

Want to get up to speed on all the nominees? We got you. Listen to our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Spotify Playlist on our Spotify app, featuring tracks from every nominee. Get familiar, then start bemoaning the inclusion/exclusion of your favorite artist.