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NME Awards 1997
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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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