NME Cool Lost 2011

       Azealia Banks
    Officially the coolest person in music right now, she accidentally fell into music, she tells it like it is, and she has the most unpredictable style in the world.
    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

  1.    Jarvis Cocker
  2. He’s pretty much been cool since the day he was born, but with Pulp’s reunion this past summer, we were reminded just how charmingly awesome he is.
    Photo: Guy EppelPhoto: Guy Eppel

  3.    Honor Titus
  4. The frontman behind Cerebral Ballzy’s pissy snot-punk claims he is and always has been a geek, but he plans on making a few chart-topping singles before succumbing to liver failure.
    Photo: Matt SalacusePhoto: Matt Salacuse

  5.    Serge Pizzorno
  6.    Tom Meighan
  7. Coming in at a tie are Kasabian’s two main men. Well, we think Serge might be marginally cooler – pick up a copy of this week’s mag to read as the two fight it out amongst themselves.
    Photo: Andy WillsherPhoto: Andy Willsher
    Photo: PAPhoto: PA

  8.    Lana Del Rey
  9. No one’s caused quite a stir in the indie world as this lass has. She’s the Marmite act of the year – but in 2011, NME totally dig Marmite.
    Photo: PressPhoto: Press

  10.    Rhys Webb
  11. Although Faris makes a great frontman for The Horrors, it’s Rhys that takes the cake for cool. The hair, the cheekbones – he’s got it all.
    Photo: Dean ChalkleyPhoto: Dean Chalkley

  12.    Theo Hutchcraft
  13. One (cooler) half of Hurts, Theo’s always dressed sharp, his hair’s always in place, he’s got a private jet and he’s the funniest man on Twitter.
    Photo: Emilie BaileyPhoto: Emilie Bailey

  14.    Matt Helders
  15. Everyone can agree that Alex Turner’s cool – but 2011 is a year of victory for Mr. Helders, as he’s outranked his fellow Arctic Monkey. The mag this week explains why.
    Photo: Ed MilesPhoto: Ed Miles

  16.    Ellery Roberts
  17. We told you Wu Lyf would define 2011, and sure enough, they did. He speaks in the mag about his accolade.
    Photo: Andy WillsherPhoto: Andy Willsher

  18.    Noel Gallagher
  19. Just missing out on the top 10 is Oasis brother Noel G.
    Photo: Dean ChalkleyPhoto: Dean Chalkley

  20.    Dave Grohl
  21. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – he’s pretty much the nicest guy in rock ‘n’ roll ever.
    Photo: Danny NorthPhoto: Danny North

  22.    Laura Marling
  23. She’s wearing an Iron Maiden tee in this mag this week.
    Photo: Richard JohnsonPhoto: Richard Johnson

  24.    Katy B
  25. Private jets are the norm now for this girl.
    Photo: Cat StevensPhoto: Cat Stevens

  26.    Alex Turner
  27. Alex speaks out about the quiff in the mag feature.
    Photo: Dean ChalkleyPhoto: Dean Chalkley

  28.    Gaspard Auge
  29. The facial hair notches him ahead of Xavier.
    Photo: GettyPhoto: Getty

  30.    Janelle Monae
  31. Glasto sealed the deal.
    Photo: PressPhoto: Press

  32.    Charlie Fink
  33. The Noah And The Whale frontman is in at eighteen.
    Photo: Richard JohnsonPhoto: Richard Johnson

  34.    Orlando Weeks
  35. The Maccabees’ frontman oozes cool, and wait til you hear the new album…
    Photo: Dan DennisonPhoto: Dan Dennison

  36.    Florence Welch
  37. With or without the machine, Flo’s still got it.
    Photo: Tom OxleyPhoto: Tom Oxley

  38.    Joe Mount
  39. Metronomy’s mainman just misses out on the Top Twenty.
    Photo: Andy WillsherPhoto: Andy Willsher

  40.    Freddie Cowan
  41. The Vaccines’ creative force has been all kinds of hip this year.
    Photo: Tom OxleyPhoto: Tom Oxley

  42.    Jack Steadman
  43. Don’t let looks deceive you – the Bombay Bicycle Club man has it.
    Photo: Tom OxleyPhoto: Tom Oxley

  44.    Elias Bender Ronnenfelt
  45. Frantic punks Iceage’s not-so-secret talisman.
    Photo: Tom MartinPhoto: Tom Martin

  46.    Christopher Owens
  47. It comes naturally for the Girls man.
    Photo: Sadie MellerioPhoto: Sadie Mellerio

  48.    PJ Harvey
  49. Even the Mercury Music Prize panel acknowledged her allure.
    Photo: Richard JohnsonPhoto: Richard Johnson

  50.    Drake
  51. Making big $ while rocking silly jumpers – Drake, we salute you.
    Photo: Emilie BaileyPhoto: Emilie Bailey

  52.    Tom Cohen
  53. We speak to the SCUM man in the mag this week.
    Photo: Annika MottershawPhoto: Annika Mottershaw

  54.    Kurt Vile
  55. We can’t get enough of the long-haired troubadour.
    Photo: Tom MartinPhoto: Tom Martin

  56.    Kanye
  57. Balancing on the cool/fool precipice with panache.
    Photo: Joey MaloneyPhoto: Joey Maloney

  58.    A$AP Rocky
  59. Rap’s coolest new fucker bar none.
    Photo: Dan DennisonPhoto: Dan Dennison

  60.    Miles Kane
  61. Still bringing the retro chic.
    Photo: Andy WhittonPhoto: Andy Whitton

  62.    Hayden Thorpe
  63. The Wild Beasts man aint just a pretty face.
    Photo: Ed MilesPhoto: Ed Miles

  64.    Ian Brown
  65. King Monkey still rules the roost.
    Photo: PressPhoto: Press

  66.    Tyler The Creator
  67. For now, at least, the Odd Future goofball is in the list.
    Photo: Tom OxleyPhoto: Tom Oxley

  68.    Frank Turner
  69. Keeping it real in an era of fakers.
    Photo: Tom OxleyPhoto: Tom Oxley

  70.    Bjork
  71. Barmy brilliance as ever from Iceland’s greatest export.
    Photo: Danny NorthPhoto: Danny North

  72.    King Krule
  73. He might live with his mum, but that doesn’t alter the fact his the 38th coolest dude in music right now.
    Photo: Tom MartinPhoto: Tom Martin

  74.    Fred Macpherson, Spector
  75. Find out why in this week’s mag.
    Photo: AMPhoto: AM

  76.    Orlando Higginbottom
  77. The Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs feather-hatted lunatic is a gasp of fresh air.
    Photo: Tom OxleyPhoto: Tom Oxley

  78.    Bethany Cosentino
  79. Best Coast lady is a style icon.
    Photo: ABPhoto: AB

  80.    Nicky Wire
  81. We’re lucky to have this impeccable trooper.
    Photo: Dean ChalkleyPhoto: Dean Chalkley

  82.    Toddla T
  83. The Sheffield DJ and producer slots in at 43.
    Photo: PressPhoto: Press

  84.    Jordan Gatesmith
  85. Check out why we added the Howler frontman in the mag this week.
    Photo: Pieter M Van HattemPhoto: Pieter M Van Hattem

  86.    Johnny Lloyd
  87. The Tribes man has some stories to tell – get the mag for a taster.
    Photo: Tom MartinPhoto: Tom Martin

  88.    Reni Alan Wren
  89. The Stone Roses drummer is resurrected.
    Photo: RetnaPhoto: Retna

  90.    Merrill Garbus
  91. Tune-Yards rocks face paint with panache.
    Photo: GettyPhoto: Getty

  92.    St Vincent
  93. AKA Annie Clark, she talks in this week’s mag about what makes cool people cool.
    Photo: Ed MilesPhoto: Ed Miles

  94.    Ronnie Vanucci
  95. The Killers drummer and Big Talk man had us at the ‘hello’ part of his debut solo album.
    Photo: PressPhoto: Press

  96.    Liam Gallagher
  97. But of course.
    Photo: PressPhoto: Press
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