Alice Glass, Ladyhawke, MGMT Top NME COOL LIST

NME just published their 2008 Cool List.

It’s pretty raw, then again so is NME. Does anyone in Australia even read NME?

Here’s the bombshell; Alice Glass of Crystal Castles fame has taken out numero uno.

What a shock? What did we miss? Last time I checked AG was just some sweaty “highly tuggable” neo goth doing the anti as per most musicians who have/had spent money on black dye in the last 30.

Australia’s* Ladyhawke placed #6 too.

I’ve never been able to understand the U.K. & what they eye. Here is another 40ish more reasons why England boggles:

50. Jon McClure, Reverend & The Makers[new entry]
49. Carl Barat[re-entry]
48. Lethal Bizzle [last year: 5]
47. Eva Spence, Rolo Tomassi[new entry]
46. Matt Bellamy, Muse[last year: 27]
45. Brian Fallon, The Gaslight Anthem[new entry]
44. Gruff Rhys, Neon Neon[new entry]
43. Karen O, Yeah Yeah Yeahs[last year: 28]
42. Tom Vain – S.C.U.M.[new entry]
41. Shunda K, Yo Majesty[new entry]
40. Robert Plant[new entry]
39. Robbie Furze, The Big Pink[new entry]
38. Jason Pierce, Spiritualized[new entry]
37. Brandon Flowers, The Killers[last year: 44]
36. Frank Carter, Gallows[last year: 1]
35. Little Boots[new entry]
34. DJ Mujava[new entry]
33. Josh Homme, Queens Of The Stone Age[last year: 41]
32. Lovefoxxx, CSS[last year: 3]
31. Rivers Cuomo, Weezer[new entry]
30. Will Roan, Amazing Baby[new entry]
29. Scarlett Johansson[new entry]
28. Miles Kane, The Rascals/The Last Shadow Puppets[new entry]
27. Yannis Philippakis, Foals[last year: 45]
26. Nick McCabe, The Verve[new entry]
25. Peter Gabriel[new entry]
24. Zack de la Rocha, Rage Against The Machine[new entry]
23. Jamie Reynolds, Klaxons[last year: 2]
22. Jay Reatard[new entry]
21. Damon Albarn[re-entry]
20. Dev Hynes, Lightspeed Champion[last year: 45]
19. Florence Welch, Florence & The Machine[new entry]
18. Ed MacFarlane, Friendly Fires[new entry]
17. Santogold[last year: 48]
16. Ezra Koenig, Vampire Weekend
15. Johnny Marr[new entry]
14. Dave Sitek, TV On The Radio[re-entry]
13. Lil Wayne[new entry]
12. Guy Garvey, Elbow
11. Pink Eyes, Fucked Up[new entry]
10. Caroline McKay, Glasvegas[new entry]
9. Liam Gallagher, Oasis[re-entry]
8. M.I.A.[last year: 11]
7. Caleb Followill, Kings Of Leon[last year: 21]
6. Ladyhawke[new entry]
5. Sam Dust, Late Of The Pier[new entry]
4. Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys/The Last Shadow Puppet[last year: 6]
3. Andrew VanWyngarden, MGMT[new entry]
2. Jay-Z[re-entry]
1. Alice Glass, Crystal Castles

Scalp search; my* no order Australian 8:

Kim Moyes (Presets), Karina Utomo (Y&R), Milly D (Get Busy), Chris Tranter (Gameboy/Gamegirl), Stricker that guy who drums for the Juggers, Catcall, Gusdahoodrat (BangGang), Toecutter

Who would make your top 10?