Crystal Castles' Alice Glass reacts to topping 2008 Cool List

'I'm flattered, my pact with Satan hasn't expired yet' admits singer

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Crystal Castles' frontwoman Alice Glass has reacted to being named the coolest person in 2008.

The singer has topped the 2008 NME Cool List, beating the likes of MGMT, Ladyhawke and Oasis' Liam Gallagher to the Number One spot.

Speaking to NME.COM, Glass admitted she was unsure what to make of joining the likes of Pete Doherty, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner, who have all previously topped the list.

"I'm flattered, thank you, but back in school the people who held themselves in the same regard were also the biggest waste of skin I've ever met," she explained. "Why did I get so many votes? My pact with Satan hasn't expired yet."

The singer revealed she had no definition of cool herself, suggesting we "ask the mummified jazz musicians from the 1930s who started using it" instead, before adding "we need new idioms, we need to stop talking like beatniks."

To see the full 2008 NME Cool List head to the NME Office Blog and vote for your own readers' Cool List now.

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