NME have announced their annual “bit of fun” in the form of their Cool List 2008. Not surprisingly for those with a fleeting knowledge of NME taste, Canadian electro frontwoman Alice Glass of Crystal Castles topped the poll this year which appeared exclusively online on the NME blog.
The top 20:
1. Alice Glass, Crystal Castles
3. Andrew VanWyngarden, MGMT
4. Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys/The Last Shadow Puppets
5: Sam Dust, Late Of The Pier
7. Caleb Followill, Kings Of Leon
9. Liam Gallagher, Oasis
10. Caroline McKay, Glasvegas
11. Pink Eyes, Fucked Up
12. Guy Garvey, Elbow
13. Lil Wayne
14. Dave Sitek, TV On The Radio
15. Johnny Marr, The Cribs
16. Ezra Koenig, Vampire Weekend
18. Ed MacFarlane, Friendly Fires
19. Florence Welch, Florence And The Machine
20. Dev Hynes, Lightspeed Champion
A full rundown of the top 50 is available here.
Photo of Alice Glass by Dan Dennison.