Kings Of Leon 2010

NME announced their nominees for the Shockwaves NME Awards today. Kings Of Leon are nominated for Best International Band as well as Worst Album and Worst Band. It’s as if the NME is saying the best foreign bands aren’t as good as the worst British bands. But Lady Gaga is also nominated for Most Stylish and Least Stylish, and Kanye West, last year’s Villain Of The Year, is nominated for Hero Of The Year in 2011, so there are a few contradictions here. The winners will be announced 2/23 at O2 Academy Brixton. Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best British Band (supported by Shockwaves)
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro
Foals
Kasabian
Muse
(Last year’s winner: Muse)

Best International Band (supported by T4)
Arcade Fire
Kings Of Leon
My Chemical Romance
The Drums
Vampire Weekend
(Last year’s winner: Paramore)

Best Solo Artist
Florence Welch
Frank Turner
Kanye West
Laura Marling
Paul Weller
(Last year’s winner: Jamie T)

Best New Band (supported by Boxfresh)
Beady Eye
Everything Everything
Hurts
The Drums
Two Door Cinema Club
(Last year’s winner: Bombay Bicycle Club)

Best Live Band
Arcade Fire
Biffy Clyro
Foals
Kasabian
Muse
(Last year’s winner: Arctic Monkeys)

Best Album
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II
Foals – Total Life Forever
My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys
Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
(Last year’s winner: Kasabian’s West Ryder Lunatic Pauper Asylum)

Best Track (supported by NME Radio)
Cee Lo Green – “Fuck You”
Foals – “Spanish Sahara”
Gorillaz – “Stylo”
Janelle Monae (featuring Big Boi) – “Tightrope”
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – “Bang Bang Bang”
(Last year’s winner: The Big Pink’s “Dominos”)

Best Video (supported by NME TV)
Arcade Fire – “We Used To Wait”
Brandon Flowers – “Crossfire”
Chase & Status – “Let You Go”
Gorillaz – “Stylo”
My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)”
(Last year: Biffy Clyro’s “The Captain”)

Best Festival
Download
Glastonbury
Reading And Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
V Festival
(Last year’s winner: Glastonbury)

Best Dancefloor Filler
Crystal Castles – “Baptism”
Kele – “Tenderoni”
Plan B – “Stayed Too Long”
Professor Green – “Jungle”
Tinie Tempah – “Pass Out”
(Last year’s winner: La Roux’s “In For The Kill” (Skream remix))

Best TV Show
Misfits
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Peep Show
Skins
The Inbetweeners
(Last year’s winner: The Inbetweeners)

Best Film
Get Him To The Greek
Inception
Kick-Ass
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
The Social Network
(Last year’s winner: Inglourious Basterds)

Hero Of The Year
Gerard Way
Julian Assange
Lady Gaga
Kanye West
(Last year’s winner: Rage Against The Machine)

Villain Of The Year
Axl Rose
David Cameron
Justin Bieber
Nick Clegg
Simon Cowell
(Last year’s ’winner’: Kanye West)

Most Stylish (supported by Shockwaves)
Brandon Flowers
Hayley Williams
Lady Gaga
Liam Gallagher
Noel Fielding
(Last year’s winner: Lady Gaga)

Least Stylish
Cheryl Cole
Justin Bieber
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Liam Gallagher
(Last year’s ’winner’: Lady Gaga)

Worst Album
Cheryl Cole – Messy Little Raindrops
Justin Bieber – My World
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown
My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys
(Last year’s ’winner’: Jonas Brothers)

Worst Band
30 Seconds To Mars
JLS
Jonas Brothers
Kings Of Leon
Tokio Hotel
(Last year’s ’winner’: Jonas Brothers)

Best Band Blog or Twitter
Frank Turner
Hayley Williams
Kanye West
Lily Allen
Theo Hutchcraft

Best Book
Carl Barât – Threepenny Memoir
Jay-Z – Decoded
John Lydon – Mr Rotten’s Scrapbook
Keith Richards – Life
Russell Brand – My Booky Wook 2

Best Small Festival (50,000 capacity or lower)
Bestival
Kendal Calling
Latitude
RockNess
Underage Festival

Best Album Artwork
Foals – Total Life Forever
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
Klaxons – Surfing The Void
MGMT – Congratulations
My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys
(Last year’s winner : Kasabian’s West Ryder Lunatic Pauper Asylum)

Hottest Woman
Alison Mosshart
Emily Haines
Hayley Williams
Lady Gaga
Shakira
(Last year’s winner: Karen O)

Hottest Man
Alex Turner
Billie Joe Armstrong
Dominic Howard
Jared Leto
Matt Bellamy
(Last year’s winner: Matt Bellamy)

Comments (3)
  1. At least they’re smart enough not to nominate James Blake. I guess their not on the payroll.

  2. Kings of Leon, both the best and worst band of the year.

  3. As long as Muse don’t win I don’t mind

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