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NME Awards 2004
The Libertines, Photo: Dean Chalkley/NME


Taking place on February 12th at Hammersmith Palais, it was the year in which the new rock revolution had taken over and the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The White Stripes, Jet and the Kings Of Leon ruled the roost.

A reliably cheery Thom Yorke told us "(I've been drinking) Wine, but it's awful!" Meanwhile Caleb Followill urged NME to give a gong to long-dead Velvet Underground chanteuse Nico and Jack White was still referring to Meg as his 'sister'. Aw, bless.

Presenter: Vernon Kay

Best Video: Radiohead - 'There There'

Best Album: Radiohead - 'Hail To The Thief'

Best New Band: Kings Of Leon

Best International Band: Kings Of Leon

Living Legend: Arthur Lee

Best Single: White Stripes - '7 Nation Army'

Best Solo Artist: Ryan Adams

Worst Single: Fast Food Rockers - 'Fast Food Song'

Most Missed: Johnny Cash

Best Website: NME.COM

Hero Of The Year: Pete Doherty

Villian Of The Year: George Bush

Fight Of The Year : Jack White vs Jason Von Bondie

Waster Of The Year: Pete Doherty

Sexiest Man: Har Man Superstar

Sexiest Woman: Brody Dalle

Best Haircut: Caleb Followill

Best Live Venue: Brixton Carling Academy

Best Album Artwork: Radiohead 'Hail To The Thief'

Best TV Show: 'The Office'

Best Film: 'The Lord Of The Rings'

The Fuck Me! Award For Innovation: Dizzee Rascal

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