The 1983 indie scene was in fine form, New Order and The Smiths topped the Best Group and Best New Act categories. Whilst David Bowie, Elvis Costello and Siouxsie Sioux dominated many of the solo ones.
As our man Paul Du Noyer noted in the poll analysis, the departure of The Jam “left the field wide open for new names to step up and claim the several crowns left ownerless.”
Best Group
New Order
Best New Act: The Smiths
Best Dressed Female
Siouxsie Sioux
Female Singer
Siouxsie Sioux
Elvis Costello
Male Singer
David Bowie
Best Dressed Male
David Bowie
Best Long Player
Elvis Costello – ‘Punch The Clock’
Best Single
New Order – ‘Blue Monday’
Best Film
‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence’
Best Promo Video
Michael Jackson – ‘Thriller’
Most Wonderful Human Being
Paul Weller
Creep Of The Year
Margaret Thatcher
TV Show
‘The Tube’
Best Dressed Sleeve
New Order – ‘Power Corruption And Lies’
Best Radio Programme
John Peel
Best Guitarist
The Edge
Best Drummer
Best Miscellaneous Musician
TKO Horns
Best Bassist
Peter Hook
Best Keyboardist
Steve Nieve