After the ’92 Readers Poll (which appeared in a January ’93 edition of the magazine), the NME Awards were reborn as The Brats in 1994, partly as a reaction to the horror of watching Simply Red win a bagful of awards at the Brits in 1993. In fact we were so disgusted, we skipped a whole year of polling merriment.

Our own album and best track picks of that year suggest that Suede, Bjork, The Boo Radleys and The Breeders should have won a prize or two.