NME has released their Cool List for 2004 and guess who is the coolest person in music? None other than drug addict and professional let down Pete Doherty of Libertines and Babyshambles fame. He was joined at the top of list by his former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat. Runner-up was alleged poor man and gambling addict Mike Skinner of the Streets. Seems addicts are cool these days. Other notables were Eminem at third and Morrissey in sixth place. Gwen Stefani was at the bottom end of the list in nineteenth place. Results appear in the current issue.
Take all this with one giant grain of salt, last year's winner was Justin Timberlake.