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Wednesday, 29 December 2010 23:00

As 2010 the beginning of the tennies comes to a close, it's the time of year to dish out lists and awards.

The first annual Indie Rock and Roll Radio "Space Rocks Awards," awarded by resident-DJ DJ Space, hasn't been without controversy at Space Towers. The winners can collect their Space Rocks by arrangement from the radio station's Second Life headquarters at Indie Rock:

2010 Space Rocks Awards

Radiohead Inducted to Indie Rock and Roll Hall of FameAlbum of the year:

1. Interpol - Interpol
2. High Violet - The National
3. The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

Best Debut Album: Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons

Bombed Album Award: Contra - Vampire Weekend

Best Single: All the Eastern Girls - Chapel Club

Best Female Artist: Florence Welch

Best Male Artist: Brandon Flowers

Indie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Inductee): Radiohead

Most Original Single of the year: Doncamatic - Gorillaz

Best Live Band: Interpol

Best Stadium Band (U2 Award): Muse

Best Music Video: Renegades - Feeder

Feeder - Renegades :: QuickTime Video

Best (Most Original) New Band: Chapel Club

Class of 2010 (Bands to Watch): Chapel Club, Tigers That Talked, Yuck, Let's Buy Happiness, Brother, Still Corners, Morning Parade, Mona, The Vaccines, and Young Empires

Most Article Hits:
Suede ("The Best of Suede But Not the Last: Rarities and Unreleased Material Found")
Brandon Flowers ("Flamingo Offers Flowers to Killers' Victims")
Brother ("Featured Band (5): Brother Aiming Big, Discovers Oasis")Special Awards:

Most Likely: The Vaccines ("People will either like us or they won't, it's that simple," Justin Young predicted.)

Best Band Reunion: Suede ("They sound better than they did at their commercial peak," Alexis Petridis reported for the Guardian.)

Best Interview: Tigers That Talked ("We’re all frightened of any number higher than twenty seven, particularly twenty eight," Jamie Williams responded.)

Most Eagerly Anticipated Album:
Radiohead ("Best album we've ever made," Ed O'Brien said.) /
Death Cab for Cutie ("I'm so proud of this album that at this point I don't care if people don't like it," Ben Gibbard said.)

Best Charity Supergroup: The Bottletop Band ("The Bottletop Band is a means of raising funds and awareness.")

Best New Oasis Band: Brother ("Little fucking posh lads with tattoos," Liam Gallagher commented.)
(Runner-up: Beady Eye)

Best Band from Nashville: Mona ("Our song came out first," Nick Brown observed.)
(Runner-up: Kings of Leon)

Best Album Recorded on iPad: The Fall - Gorillaz ("I hope I'll be making the first record on an iPad," Damon Albarn said.)

Animal Friendly Award: Morrissey/Johnny Marr ("An animal is not 'wild' simply because it is uncaged," Morrissey wrote.)

Environmentally Friendly Award: Thom Yorke (“Scientists are clearly warning there is too much carbon in the atmosphere. World leaders can't avoid that reality any longer," environmentalist Bill McKibben said.)

American Friendly Award: Massive Attack ("The [concert backdrop] light show had made a brave effort to make an impression on the hard rock of American politics," DJ Space reported.)

Presidential Award of Honor: The National ("The indie rock band closed its set with 'Mr. November,' which it dedicated to President Obama," DJ Space reported.)

Pigeon Fanciers' Award: Kings of Leon ("We're bringing a couple of muzzle loaders, just in case," Nathan Followill said.)

Dog Groomers' Award: Yuck ("Should I feel ashamed for having a music video out there on the internet, by popular shoegaze band “Yuck,” of soap suds all over my naked body?" Rose Print asked.)

Busy Hands' Award: The Ting Tings ("Clap your hands if you're working too hard," The Ting Tings sang.)

Considerably Richer Than You Award: U2 ("U2... are the world's top-earning musicians," Forbes.com said.)

Best (Most Informative) Band Website: Pulp ("Is this too much information?" Pulp People asked.)

Best Artist Website (That Can Also Be Used as a Screensaver) Award: Jarvis Cocker

TV/Commercial Tie-in Award: Hurley - Weezer ("My new best friends," Jorge Garcia said.)

Best TV Commercial: Fleggaard ("Inflatable pillows are easy to pack and carry on any airplane," Travel Advice informed.)

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:55
 

Newsflash Archive

After ten years and four albums, Coldplay has confirmed it is finally on the verge of releasing its first "concept" album. Whereas Viva La Vida explored the grander sweeping themes of love and war, frontman Chris Martin said the new album will be more intimate by comparison.

"It's from the point of view of two people who are a bit lost," Martin said. "Two like-minded outsiders who meet in a very difficult environment and therefore have a journey together."

Chris Martin and gutarist Jonny Buckland spoke to BBC News on Sunday.

"It's a concept album but it's supposed to be very personal within a big framework," Martin added. "Does that make sense?"

The record which is still untitled is being produced by Brian Eno and Marcus Dravs, who made the band's last album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends.

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