29 February 2008

NME Awards 2008

  • The Shockwaves NME Awards were announced last night. The Arctic Monkeys follow up their Brits wins by snapping up a hat trick (out of seven nominations). As with any of these awards voted for by the readership of a magazine with a highly specific agenda, there are some very dubious winners (how many NME readers would actually admit to listening to a Britney album to be able to vote it worst album and woo, it's just so cool and rebellious to vote a smack addict the hero of the year). The fact they feel it's important to announce the best and worst dressed says something too. Still, here's what the self professed "cool kids"* think this year.

  • Best British Band - Arctic Monkeys (above, receiving award)
  • Best International Band - The Killers
  • Best Solo Artist - Kate Nash
  • Best New Band - The Enemy
  • Best Live Band - Muse
  • Best Album - Klaxons 'Myths Of The Near Future'
  • Best Track - Arctic Monkeys - 'Fluorescent Adolescent'
  • Best Video - Arctic Monkeys - 'Teddy Picker'
  • Best Music DVD - Nirvana - 'Unplugged In New York'
  • Best Live Event - Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festivals
  • Best TV Show - The Mighty Boosh
  • Best Radio Show - Zane Lowe (Radio 1)
  • Best Film - Control
  • Best Website - Facebook
  • Best Venue - Wembley Stadium
  • Hero Of The Year - Pete Doherty
  • Villain Of The Year - George Bush

  • Best Dressed - Noel Fielding (left, also 'Sexiest male' apparently)
  • Worst Dressed - Amy Winehouse
  • Worst Album - Britney Spears 'Blackout'
  • Worst Band - The Hoosiers
  • Sexiest Man - Noel Fielding

  • Sexiest Woman - Kylie Minogue (left, can't imagine why!?)

  • Godlike Genius - Manic Street Preachers (left, guitarist and song wroter, Nicky Wire)
  • Philip Hall Radar Award (breakout band) - Glasvegas
  • John Peel Award for Musical Innovation - Radiohead
  • Best Dancefloor Filler - The Wombats 'Let's Dance to Joy Division'

* by thinking themselves cool and only listening to things they think reflects on their coolness they are losing credibility and "cool points".


Vimes said...

I've read NME 4 times in the last 12 months

I still managed to guess all of the winners

DeeDubya said...

I only ever buy the Glastonbury festival issue and when it has a decent free cd on the cover (in fact this weeke's is quite good, cover versions by bands on teh NME Awards tour).