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The Stone Roses
Stone Roses, Photo: PA


The Stone Roses dominated the poll. They nabbed a whopping four of the top categories including Band and LP of the year.

Danny Kelly said: "From out of nowhere, The Stone Roses have emerged to enjoy a dominance (Best Band, Best New Band, LP Of The Year, Single Of The Year!) unlike any since the halcyon days of The Smiths."

Band Of The Year: The Stone Roses

LP Of The Year: The Stone Roses - 'The Stone Roses'

Single Of The Year: The Stone Roses - 'Fool's Gold'

Best New Band/Artist: The Stone Roses

Best Solo Artist: Morrissey

Best Dance Record: Happy Mondays - 'WFL'

Hype Of The Year: 'Batman'

Object Of Desire: Wendy James

Radio Show: John Peel

TV Show: 'Blackadder'

Film Of The Year: 'Dead Poets Society'

Fashion Of The Year: Flares

Club/Venue Of The Year: Hacienda

Event Of The Year (Music): Reading Festival

Event Of The Year (Real Life): Revolution In Eastern Europe

Bastard Of The Year: Margaret Thatcher

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