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NME Award Nominees 2014 Announced

arcade fireNME has announced its 2014 award nominees.  As with other UK based honors, there's a bit more snark than we find in the states. As much as we might wish they did, can you imagine the Grammys having a category for worst band.  And then there's the sponsor, the city of Austin, Texes and the strange resulting name: “NME Awards with Austin, Texas”. 

Best British Band

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Foals
  • Palma Violets
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Disclosure
  • Two Door Cinema Club

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas

  • Haim
  • Arcade Fire
  • Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Phoenix
  • Vampire Weekend

Best Solo Artist

  • Lorde
  • Lily Allen
  • Jake Bugg
  • Paul McCartney
  • Kanye West
  • David Bowie

Best New Band supported by Mossimo

  • Drenge
  • Swim Deep
  • Chvrches
  • Jagwar Ma
  • Wolf Alice
  • Courtney Barnett

Best Live Band

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Palma Violets
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Haim
  • Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Savages

Best Album

  • AM - Arctic Monkeys
  • ...Like Clockwork - Queens of the Stone Age
  • In Love - Peace
  • Yeezus  - Kanye West
  • Silence Yourself - Savages
  • Drenge - Drenge

Best Track supported by Blackstar Amplification

  • "Do I Wanna Know?" - Arctic Monkeys
  • "Hard Out Here" - Lily Allen
  • "White Noise" - Disclosure
  • "Reflektor" - Arcade Fire
  • "2013" - Primal Scream
  • "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk

Best Music Video

  • "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" - Arctic Monkeys
  • "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
  • "Reflektor" - Arcade Fire
  • "Hard Out Here" - Lily Allen
  • "Nerve Endings" - Eagulls
  • "Falling" - Haim

Best Festival

  • Glastonbury
  • Reading & Leeds
  • T In The Park
  • Latitude
  • Bestival
  • V

Best TV Show

  • Breaking Bad
  • Fresh Meat
  • Sherlock
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Misfits
  • Doctor Who

Best Music Film

  • Muscle Shoals
  • Made Of Stone
  • Sound City
  • The National: Mistaken For Strangers
  • Good Vibrations
  • Muse

Best Reissue

  • In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition - Nirvana
  • Sound System - The Clash
  • The Regal Years: 1997–2004 - The Beta Band
  • LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition) - The Breeders
  • Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) - Bob Dylan
  • White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition - The Velvet Underground

Best Band Blog Or Twitter

  • Jehnny Beth, Savages
  • Albert Hammond Jr
  • Alana Haim, Haim
  • James Blunt
  • Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts
  • Grimes

Best Book

  • Autobiography - Morrissey
  • Creation Stories - Alan McGee
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah - Bob Stanley
  • The Beatles: All These Years: Volume One: Tune In - Mark Lewisohn
  • Song Reader - Beck
  • I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp - Richard Hell

Best Small Festival

  • Rockness
  • Y Not
  • Kendall Calling
  • Swn
  • Green Man
  • Festival Number 6

Best Fan Community

  • Hurts
  • Haim
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Muse
  • Peace
  • Morrissey

Music Moment Of The Year

  • Pussy Riot are freed
  • Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury
  • Noel and Damon come together for Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury
  • Morrissey's autobiography is released
  • Kanye West brings Jesus on stage

Worst Band

  • One Direction
  • The Wanted
  • The 1975
  • Imagine Dragons
  • 30 Seconds To Mars
  • Muse

Hero Of The Year

  • Alex Turner
  • David Bowie
  • Este Haim
  • Russell Brand
  • Pussy Riot
  • Lou Reed

Villain Of The Year

  • Miley Cyrus
  • Robin Thicke
  • Harry Styles
  • David Cameron
  • Vladimir Putin
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