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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

Best Dance Record
Happy Mondays - 'WFL'

Hype Of The Year

Object Of Desire
Wendy James

Radio Show
John Peel

TV Show

Film Of The Year
'Dead Poets Society'

Fashion Of The Year

Club/Venue Of The Year

Event Of The Year (Music): Reading Festival

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

Bastard Of The Year
Margaret Thatcher

NME Awards 1989
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