Tuesday, January 29, 2008

NME Awards 2008. You might have to look at the 'new band' category to tell the difference from 2007

Yes, brought to you by the NME and some sort of hairgel, the nominations are revealed. If Mitch was upset by Amy being listed as a potential villain, thank the lord the Mirror didn't tell him she was up for worst dressed, too.

Foo Fighters. Kings of Leon. Babyshambles. Arctic Monkeys. Muse. JO WHILEY. It all feels a bit dull. Here's the list in full:

Best British Band
Arctic Monkeys
The Cribs

Best International Band
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
The Killers
Kings Of Leon
My Chemical Romance

Best New Band
The Enemy
Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong
The Pigeon Detectives
The Wombats

Best Live Band
Arctic Monkeys
The Cribs
Kaiser Chiefs
My Chemical Romance

Best Solo Artist
Kate Nash
Jamie T
Jack Penate
Amy Winehouse
Patrick Wolf

Best Album
'Favourite Worst Nightmare' - Arctic Monkeys
'Shotters Nation' - Babyshambles
'We'll Live And Die In These Towns' – The Enemy
'Myths Of The Near Future' - Klaxons
'In Rainbows' – Radiohead

Best Track
'Fluorescent Adolescent' – Arctic Monkeys
'Flux' – Bloc Party
'Men's Needs' – The Cribs
'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' - Oasis
'Let's Dance To Joy Division' – The Wombats

Best Video
'Teddy Picker' – Arctic Monkeys
'Flux' – Bloc Party
'D.A.N.C.E.' - Justice
'Golden Skans' - Klaxons
'Teenagers' – My Chemical Romance

Best Music DVD
'Up The Shambles' – Babyshambles
'The Song Remains The Same' – Led Zeppelin
'Unplugged In New York' - Nirvana
'Lord Don’t Slow Me Down' - Oasis
'I Told You I Was Trouble' – Amy Winehouse

Best Live Event
Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festival
Muse At Wembley Stadium
T In The Park
V Festival

Hero Of The Year
Matt Bellamy
Pete Doherty
Noel Fielding
Ryan Jarman
Thom Yorke

Villain Of The Year
Tony Blair
Johnny Borrell
Gordon Brown
George W Bush
Amy Winehouse

Best Dressed
Pete Doherty
Noel Fielding
Kate Nash
Alex Turner
Gerard Way

Worst Dressed
Johnny Borrell
Pete Doherty
Gerard Way
Amy Winehouse

Best Dancefloor Filler
'Flux' – Bloc Party
'Hummer' - Foals
'D.A.N.C.E.' - Justice
'Atlantis To Interzone' - Klaxons
'Let's Dance To Joy Division' – The Wombats

Best Album Artwork
'Favourite Worst Nightmare' – Arctic Monkeys
'The Good, The Bad And The Queen' – The Good, The Bad And The Queen
'Sawdust' – The Killers
'Because Of The Times' – Kings Of Leon
'Send Away The Tigers' – Manic Street Preachers

Best Radio Show
Russell Brand (Radio 2)
Zane Lowe (Radio 1)
Chris Moyles (Radio 1)
Colin Murray (Radio 1)
Jo Whiley (Radio 1)

Worst Album
'1973' - James Blunt
'The Trick To Life' – The Hoosiers
'Spirit' - Leona Lewis
'Life In Cartoon Motion' - Mika
'Blackout' - Britney Spears

Worst Band
30 Seconds To Mars
Fall Out Boy
The Hoosiers
My Chemical Romance
Panic At The Disco

Best TV Show
'The Mighty Boosh'
'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'
'The IT Crowd'

Best Film
'Hot Fuzz'
'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End'
'The Simpsons Movie'

Sexiest Man
Howlin' Pelle Almqvist
Julian Barrett
Noel Fielding
Nicky Wire
Patrick Wolf

Sexiest Woman
Jenny Lewis
Kylie Minogue
Hayley Williams
Rachael Yamagata

Best Venue
Brixton Academy
Manchester Apollo
Glasgow Barrowlands
London Astoria
Wembley Stadium

Best Website

Best Band Blog
Foals (www.wearefoals.com/blog)
Lilly Allen (www.myspace.com/lilymusic)
Lightspeed Champion (www.lightspeedchampion.com)
Radiohead (www.radiohead.com/deadairspace)
The Streets (www.myspace.com/thestreets)

Best Music Blog
The Hype Machine (hypem.com)
The Modern Age (www.themodernage.org)
Nothing But Green Lights (nothingbutgreenlights.net)
Spinner (spinner.com)
Stereogum (stereogum.com)

The most exciting thing about the nominations is probably the appearance of Noel Fielding. But how the hell did Wembley Stadium make it into the "best venue" shortlist? Really? That's what NME readers think of when they ask themselves "where would I want to see a gig?"


Simon said...

Was I looking the other way when the internet was flooded by an army of rampant Rachael Yamagata fanciers?

CarsmileSteve said...

how is hype machine a music blog? you mayaswell have google reader as a music blog...

also, surely both nicky wire and julian barrett are old enough to be the dads of the majority of the readers (actually, noel f can't be that young, i guess it's just his teenage-girl physique)

CarsmileSteve said...

haha! i ♥ the internet, noel is Actually Older Than I Am by almost a year:


Anonymous said...

Another year, another chance for NME to give nominations to white males who play guitars. Then again I suppose that there's not really any other race/gender/type of music around for the NME to listen to.

Chris said...

Don't be ridiculous anonymous. Pete Dohertey used to be a band called The Libertines, and their drummer was black.

Love music, hate racism.

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