Taking place on January 28th at the Camden Centre, the Manic Street Preachers swept the board, following the previous year’s ‘Everything Must Go’. James Dean Bradfield told us: “The obvious things aside, it has been a good year for us, but obviously its hard for us to say that too enthusiastically.” Meanwhile Noel Gallagher caused a bit of controversy for saying that taking drugs was like “having a cup of tea in the morning.” Tory MP Edwina Currie said: “he is incapable of uttering sensible words, even when he’s sober.”
Best LP (voted for by readers)
Manic Street Preachers – ‘Everything Must Go’
Best Single (voted for by readers)
Manic Street Preachers – ‘A Design For Life’
Best Live Act
Manic Street Preachers
Musical Moment Of the Year
Skinner, Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds – ‘Three Lions’
Best LP
Beck – ‘Odelay’
Best Single
Underworld – ‘Born Slippy’
Worst Single
Spice Girls – ‘Wannabe’
Best Solo Artist
Best Radio Show
Radio 1 Evening Session
Most Desirable Person
Louise Wener
Best Video
The Prodigy – ‘Firestarter’
Biggest Disappointment
The Stone Roses breaking up
Best Club/ Venue
Brixton Academy
Best Band (voted by readers)
Worst Dressed Person
Liam Gallagher
Worst Band
Arse Of The Year
Liam Gallagher
Musical Event Of The Year
Oasis at Knebworth
Radio 1 Evening Session Of The Year
Best New Band/Artist
Kula Shaker
Philip Hall/ On Award for Best New Act
Super Furry Animals
Best Dance Act
The Prodigy
Vibes Award For Best Dance Act
Best Film
Best TV Show
‘Shooting Stars’