The Cool List 2006: 50–25 revealed

Arctic Monkeys and Pete Doherty make an appearance

The annual NME Cool List is out and today we start counting down the Top 50.

The list collects together the most stylish, individual and, in some cases, down right weirdest people in music today and the first half includes the likes of previous Number Ones Pete Doherty and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner.

So here is the first half of this year’s list 50-26:

50 Amy Winehouse

49 Thorunn Antonia, Fields

48 Cat Power

47 George Barnett, These New Puritans

46 Jackie McKeown, 1990s

45 Victoria Bergman, Ex-The Concretes

44 Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

43 Devendra Banhart

42 Mince, The Fratellis

41 Tunde Adebimpe, TV On The Radio

40 Ali Love

39 Mike Skinner, The Streets

38 Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream

37 Jamie Williams, Tilly & The Wall

36 Mike Patton

35 Alexis Taylor, Hot Chip

34 Lupe Fiasco

33 Vincent Vincent, Vincent Vincent & The Villains

32 Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys

31 Richard Hawley

30 Statik

29 Brandon Flowers, The Killers

28 Pete Doherty, Babyshambles

27 Matt Bellamy, Muse

26 Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones

25 Jay-Z

To see numbers 24 – 1, come back to NME.COM tomorrow (November 26), meanwhile to go behind the scene of this year’s Cool List go to NME.COM/artists/cool-list/ now.

Who would be in your Top 10? Post your coolest stars in the comments below now.