Thanks James for the heads up about this Londonist post. Sadly, it’s now deblogged, but in case you missed it…
The site claimed to have seen evidence that NME’s list of the top 50 albums of the year had been doctored, with less commercial stuff slipping down/off the list to make way for Oasis and Babyshambles. Then the real fun began: NME’s editor, Conor McNicholas, joined the discussion, claiming bloggers are “highly subjective” and have no claims whatsoever to the “code of journalistic conduct.” It then degenerated into a musical Watergate, with people weighing on the merits of protecting unnamed sources. Surreal.
Anyway, I wonder if they’ll debate the veracity of NME’s “Cool List” as well.
01. Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)
02. Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
03. Kanye West
04. Antony (Antony and The Johnsons)
05. Brandon Flowers (The Killers)
06. Devendra Banhart
07. Pete Doherty (Babyshambles)
08. Jemina Pearl (Be Your Own Pet)
09. Bob Dylan
10. Carl Barat (Dirty Pretty Things)
11. Ian Brown
12. Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz)
13. Ryan Jarman (The Cribs)
14. Julian Casablancas (The Strokes)
15. Ninja (Go! Team)
16. Paul Epworth
17. Billie Joe (Green Day)
18. Tom Atkin (The Paddingtons)
19. Henry Harrison (The Mystery Jets)
20. Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)
Controversial! The CD is tops though.