The shortlist, as voted for by you, can be unveiled...

Today we can reveal the shortlist for the NME AWARDS 2004 – as voted for by you.

This year’s NME Awards are just a few weeks away, with the party of the year scheduled to take place in London on February 12. And tens of thousands of you – the most informed and passionate rock fans in the world – have been making your voices heard.

Leading the nominations are Radiohead with a staggering five nominations, while Muse, The Darkness and Queens Of The Stone Age

each get four. Just behind are Libertines, Kings Of Leon

and The Darkness with three nominations apiece.

The release of ‘Hail To The Thief’, nominated for Best Album, saw Radiohead move back towards the mainstream last year. Comeback single ‘There There’ is up for Best Single and Best Video, and Radiohead are also nominated for Best Live Band and Best UK Band.

Queens Of The Stone Age, who had a storming 2003, have also scooped loads of nominations. They’ve been nominated

in the Best Live Band and Best UK Band categories, while ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ is up for Best Single and Best Video.

With the release of ‘Elephant’, Jack White’s car crash and subsequent bust-up with Jason Stollsteimer, The Darkness were never out of the headlines last year.

‘7 Nation Army’ is nominated for Best Single, while ‘Elephant’ is up for Best Album. The group have also been nominated for Best International Band, while the Michel Gondry-directed video for their single ‘The Hardest Button To Button’ is in the running for Best Video.

Muse’s third album ‘Absolution’ was their most ambitious yet and battles The Darkness, Radiohead,

The Strokes and The Darkness in the Best Album category. Matt Bellamy and the boys are also nominated in the Best UK Band, Best Live Band and Best Video categories for their Stanley Kubrick-inspired clip for ‘Time Is Running Out’.

Other awards up for grabs on the night include the

Fuck Me! Award for Innovation, won last year by [/a], the new Living Legend Award and

the Godlike Genius Award, which last year was handed to [a].

To see the full list of nominees, and to vote for your favourites [url=]click here.

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