- Early Years
Taking place on January 28th at the Camden Centre, the Manic Street Preachers swept the board, following the previous year's 'Everything Must Go'. James Dean Bradfield told us: "The obvious things aside, it has been a good year for us, but obviously its hard for us to say that too enthusiastically." Meanwhile Noel Gallagher caused a bit of controversy for saying that taking drugs was like "having a cup of tea in the morning." Tory MP Edwina Currie said: "he is incapable of uttering sensible words, even when he's sober."
Best LP (voted for by readers) : Manic Street Preachers - 'Everything Must Go'
Best Single (voted for by readers) : Manic Street Preachers - 'A Design For Life'
Best Live Act: Manic Street Preachers
Musical Moment Of the Year: Skinner, Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds - 'Three Lions'
Best LP: Beck - 'Odelay'
Best Single: Underworld - 'Born Slippy'
Worst Single: Spice Girls - 'Wannabe'
Best Solo Artist: Beck
Best Radio Show: Radio 1 Evening Session
Most Desirable Person: Louise Wener
Best Video: The Prodigy - 'Firestarter'
Biggest Disappointment: The Stone Roses breaking up
Best Club/ Venue: Brixton Academy
Best Band (voted by readers): Oasis
Worst Dressed Person: Liam Gallagher
Worst Band: Oasis
Arse Of The Year: Liam Gallagher
Musical Event Of The Year: Oasis at Knebworth
Radio 1 Evening Session Of The Year: Suede
Best New Band/Artist: Kula Shaker
Philip Hall/ On Award for Best New Act: Super Furry Animals
Best Dance Act: The Prodigy
Vibes Award For Best Dance Act: Orbital
Best Film: 'Trainspotting'
Best TV Show: 'Shooting Stars'
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