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Beth from Gossip is NUMBER ONE in the Cool List. BRILLIANT!!!!
You're in there somewhere.
Notice how close "c" and "f" are on your keyboard.
was about to put a thread about this - this is always hilariously awful (aside from how having a cool list is stupid anyway) and this year's doesn't disappoint.
The usual lowlights: Lily Allen at No3, the whole 'look! we have an overweight female singer at No1, how original!', and the idiotic sneering at acts that the NME has now decided it doesn't like (Antony and the Johnsons, HOTS, The Magic Numbers...)
Weren't they pushing them as hard as they could not three months ago?
they always admitted that Antony and the Johnsons were too weird for their pages, and didn't just jump to put Hegarty on the cover as soon as the Mercury Prize went out
you wouldn't be defending NME right now. I've never wanted to punch Conor McNicholas more than at the moment, which is really saying something.
that he wouldn't put Antony on the cover as he didn't think his readers would "get it". I was just pointing out that rather than being an act "that the NME has now decided it doesn't like" (as charliepanayi wrote), the NME never had any time for them in the first place.
McNicholas is so, so easy to hate, anyway.
I was sure I remembered him saying that. Thanks for the correction - I have to admit I'm surprised...
but... "the whole 'look! we have an overweight female singer at No1, how original!'"?
has this happened every other year, then? even i can suspend my relentless cynicism long enough to recognise that this is A Good Thing. And she is actually cool.
not in it anymore?
IM POSTING THIS FROM HIS PC LOL¬¬!!!
so I can get really worked up before i leave work...
Some of The Horrors. Pete Doherty. Maybe Lovefoxxx, depending on how cool they feel. Kylie.
I can't be bothered to think any more.
is some guy from the Horrors is No.2, and Doherty is No.26 or something
is the nme out?
out today I think.
without even knowing who she was. I think that makes me even cooler than her.
makes up for Tristram from The Horrors being at #2.
And good to see Jackson in the Top Ten, too.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
I can't even be bothered to be constructive about this. Someone from The Horrors at no. 2? I guess a bit of nepotism never harmed.
If any one person reading this writes to them to comment about this list in any way, they will be helping to legitimise it. Don't do it, 'kids'...
i don't know who Beth is or who Gossip are!
Can't sing, band won't last 5 minutes. How coooooooooool.
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)
26 Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
27 Matt Bellamy (Muse)
28 Pete Doherty (Babyshambles)
29 Brandon Flowers (The Killers)
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
I'm sorry but some of those have never even been mentioned in NME!! Some are clearly there for credibility, Mike Patton?, Cat Power? Yes they should be in there but when has NME ever written about them?
These New Puritans?
Band has released 4 albums to date
you = twat
Shurely shome mishtake?
You = clotheared
ok voice, sings in ludicrously tepid indie/post punk band.
Did one of the twats from the 1990s only just scrape the list? I saw them support the Pipettes. Went to the bar after one song. Fucking rubbish
Support the Long Blondes recently, and they were truly uninspiring.
How does desperately trying to sound like the Rolling Stones make you cool?
in 1994, I think. Though I think they've reviewed the odd gig here and there (didn't they review that one he did at the Astoria with the beatbox chap?).
IS THIS COOL!
Tv on the radio are on it. Didnt know NME were JAGging them. That explains why there were so many "scenesters" at the gig in glasgow.
than Carl Barat AND Jack White?
I can sleep soundly at night now, thanks. These things are always fun. It's also fun when anyone takes them seriously.
PS I have never heard The Gossip. I think that makes me cool.
they meant Paul Simon and not Paul Simonon. He's clearly the coolest amn on the earth.
Also, I know for a fact that faris from The Horrors once went to see Electric Six. Even if his band weren't utter shit would this not negate any kind of coolness?
are regulars in the NME cool list.
underarm hair, proudly displayed in all promotional shots.
not fucking cool by any stretch
not fucking cool by any stretch.
All this "she's only there cos she's fat and a woman" is PATHETIC. Grow up and be ashamed of yourselves. You're worse than the people you're trying to criticise.
Well done the NME.
(the rest of the list is shit by the way)
but your cool list ceased to be relevant when you put chris rea at #36
1992 i believe
I like the Gossip. Beth rules and her voice is fucking amazing and she says what she thinks, what she thinks is usually pretty much spot on and she doesn't particularly care what anyone else thinks, which I think is pretty fucking cool. BUT NO, LET'S JUST SLAG HER OFF 'CAUSE SHE'S FAT! 'CAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE CAN SEE! WITH OUR EYES!
Well done. Have a biscuit. A biscuit of doom.
dropping a whopping 31 places from last year there then...plummeting like a lemming.
Fuck it though, Karen O for numero uno in my book. At least she has an iconic 'cool' to her. I mean that Sam Duckworth or Get Cape Wear Cape Fly is about as cool an egg n cress sandwich. Apologies to the Duckworth's out there, but it's got to be hard to be cool with a surname synonomous with a famous soap character.
Not that i care about all this stuff mind....besides, Alex Turner will probably be back up the other end next year if they release a new album around that time. Have the NME got their finger on the pulse or what...?
thats probably one of the reasons the NME put her at number one.
Plus, her music's shit.
she's fat at all, some of the coolest people ever have been huge. It's the hair. And the pose which shows off the hair (the 'halfway-through the Prince Charming dance, exposing one wispy nook' pose). Call me old fashioned, but no, that's not cool. It would make no difference if she was skinny.
isn't cool at all! she's just incredibley fat!
i'm so so angry!
i find it difficult to believe one of the kids from the view is worthy of a top 6 place and the others don't even make the list...i mean what's the difference?
This is the most uncool list ever.