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NME‘s 2006 Cool List is revealed in this week’s issue.

With 50 of the hottest stars in music right now, the list charts everyone from new ravers to retro rockers plus lots of downright weirdos.

Asked to describe cool, several of the stars who made it onto the list

had a unique take on what got them on the list.

Amy Winehouse suggested “Cool is not giving a fuck”, while The Young KnivesThe House Of Lords explained: “People who are arbiters of good taste and cleverness and doing cool things”.

Meanwhile CSS’s Lovefoxx says she feels coolest “When I get drunk, and then I feel really cool.”

The list of heavyweights also includes Muse‘s Matt Bellamy, Pete Doherty, The Gossip’s Beth Ditto, Lily Allen, The Long BlondesKate Jackson and Kasabian‘s Serge Pizzorno.

But who is number one? To find out buy this week’s NME on UK newsstands now.

Also in this week’s issue The Killers reveal their Christmas single plans, Muse take us backstage of their space-age tour, My Chemical Romance’s bring ’The Black Parade’ to London, plus NME’s verdict on the new albums from Jay-Z and Foo Fighters.

Also, free with this issue the first of three Independent Thinking CDs highlighting all the best from the indie scene.

This week’s free CD showcases 1965 Records, featuring an exclusive track from The View, Ripchord and many more.

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