08 November 2007

NME Cool List

The trying- too-hard-to-be-oh-so-trendy NME has published their Cool List this week. It's the once-good music paper's annual list of rock and pop starts they think make the grade in the cool stakes, something that is so subjective and arbitrary that it annoys every year. Former winners include Alex Turner, Beth Ditto, Pete Donerty, Justin Timberlake and Jack White.

NME editor Conor McNicholas commented:

“Thirty years after the height of punk there are a whole load of new bands
making wild and passionate noise. But it takes more than just great music to
make it to the top of the Cool List - these people effortlessly set trends with
every breath they take - and it’s great to see that people like Keith Richards
prove that you don’t have to be young to do this!”
The Top 10 Cool People:
  1. Frank Carter, Gallows
  2. Jamie Reynolds, Klaxons
  3. Lovefoxxx, CSS
  4. Ryan Jarman, The Cribs
  5. Lethal Bizzle
  6. Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys
  7. Kate Nash
  8. Amy Winehouse
  9. Beth Ditto The Gossip
  10. Keith Richards, Rolling Stones
Had it lost it:
  1. Richard Archer Hard-Fi
  2. Sugababes
  3. Donny Tourette Towers of London
  4. The Libertines
  5. Kanye West
  6. Iggy Pop
  7. Mystery Jets
  8. Paul Smith Maximo Park
  9. Paul Mullen

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