2006 NME Awards Announce Nominees





Here we go with yet another music awards show with their recently announced list of nominees. Yeah, you are thrilled, right? Unlike a few of the other big music love-fests that have given nods to some pretty mediocre artists, the 2006 NME Awards are actually acknowledging some great bands. With Arctic Monkeys, Editors, Magic Numbers, Maximo Park and We Are Scientists all in the best new band category, NME has definitely gotten my interest. I will also admit that I like the fact that they have a few "worst of" categories, such as worst band and worst album. For the worst album category, nominees include the latest from The Darkness, The Bravery, Babyshambles, McFly and James Blunt. Those categories should liven up the awards presentation just a bit.

Best British Band
Arctic Monkeys
Bloc Party
Kaiser Chiefs
Franz Ferdinand
Oasis

Best International Band
Arcade Fire
Green Day
The Killers
The Strokes
Foo Fighters

Best Solo Artist
Antony And The Johnsons
Richard Ashcroft
Ian Brown
Graham Coxon
Kanye West

Best New Band
Arctic Monkeys
Editors
Magic Numbers
Maximo Park
We Are Scientists

Best Live Band
Arctic Monkeys
Franz Ferdinand
Green Day
Kaiser Chiefs
Oasis

Best Album
Babyshambles - Down In Albion
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth

Best Track
"I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" - Arctic Monkeys
"Fuck Forever" - Babyshambles
"Do You Want To" - Franz Ferdinand
"I Predict A Riot" - Kaiser Chiefs
"The Importance Of Being Idle" - Oasis

Best Video
"Do You Want To" - Franz Ferdinand
"Dare" - Gorillaz
"I Predict A Riot" - Kaiser Chiefs
"The Importance Of Being Idle" - Oasis
"Juicebox" - The Strokes

Hero Of The Year
Carl Barat
Pete Dohehty
Liam Gallagher
Bob Geldof
Alex Turner

Villain Of The Year
Tony Blair
James Blunt
George Bush
Pete Doherty
Justin Hawkins

Best Dressed
Pete Doherty
Brandon Flowers
Liam Gallagher
Alex Kapranos
Ricky Wilson

Worst Dressed
Pete Doherty
Justin Hawkins
Chris Martin
Jack White
Robbie Williams

Worst Album
Down In Albion - Babyshambles
Back To Bedlam - James Blunt
The Bravery - The Bravery
One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back - The Darkness
Wonderland - McFly

Worst Band
Babyshambles
Coldplay
The Darkness
McFly
Son Of Dork



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2006 NME Awards Announce Nominees