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NME Loves Gossip, Doesn’t Care About Kanye West

Go go Gossip girl. Beth Ditto is the first bird to top NME’s annual “Cool List.” The Brit rag’s 2005 countdown placed Alex Turner at #1; the Arctic Monkey’s dropped 31 points (the science behind this is complicated). But don’t feel bad for him. Last year’s third place, Kanye West, is off the list entirely. Not cool! Despite the $1 million video and outspoken support of miscegenation? NME, you just lost all credibility. Oh, and Noel Gallagher is not pleased.

1 Beth Ditto (The Gossip)
2 Faris Rotter (The Horrors)
3 Lily Allen
4 Jarvis Cocker
5 Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
6 Kieren Webster (The View)
7 Kate Jackson (The Long Blondes)
8 Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)
9 Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
10 Lovefoxxx (CSS)
11 Paul Simonon (The Good, The Bad & The Queen)
12 Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
13 Jamie Reynolds (Klaxons)
14 The House Of Lords (The Young Knives)
15 Tahita Bulmer (New Young Pony Club)
16 Cee-Lo (Gnarls Barkley)
17 Ryan Ross (Panic! At The Disco)
18 Carl Barat (Dirty Pretty Things)
19 Jack White (The White Stripes/The Raconteurs)
20 Jamie Frost (The Automatic)
21 Serge Pizzorno (Kasabian)
22 Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello)
23 Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes)
24 Meg White (The White Stripes)
25 Jay-Z (Budweiser Select)

26 Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
27 Matt Bellamy (Muse)
28 Pete Doherty (Babyshambles)
29 Brandon Flowers (The Killers)
30 Statik
31 Richard Hawley
32 Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)
33 Vincent Vincent (Vincent Vincent & The Villains)
34 Lupe Fiasco
35 Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
36 Mike Patton
37 Jamie Williams (Tilly & The Wall)
38 Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream)
39 Mike Skinner (The Streets)
40 Ali Love
41 Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio)
42 Mince (The Fratellis)
43 Devendra Banhart
44 Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly)
45 Victoria Bergman (Ex-The Concretes)
46 Jackie McKeown (1990s)
47 George Barnett (These New Puritans)
48 Cat Power
49 Thorunn Antonia (Fields)
50 Amy Winehouse

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