The Scottish band's eponymous debut record was the most popular among readers of weekly UK music magazine NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS (NME), who also voted Franz Ferdinand's TAKE ME OUT as Best Track.
Best British Band went to The Libertines, although former frontman PETE DOHERTY failed to turn up to the ceremony at the capital's Hammersmith Palais venue.
Legendary British radio DJ John Peel, who died last October (04), was honoured with The Special Award For Lifelong Service To New Music. His widow SHEILA and son WILLIAM collected the award, which was presented by THE UNDERTONES singer FEARGAL SHARKEY.
The full list of winners is:
Best British Band - THE LIBERTINES
Godlike Genius Award - New Order
Best Album - FRANZ FERDINAND's FRANZ FERDINAND
Best Live Band - Muse
Best New Band - Razorlight
Best Solo Artist - Graham Coxon
Best Track - FRANZ FERDINAND's TAKE ME OUT
Best International Band - The Killers
The Phillip Hall Radar Award - Kaiser Chiefs
Best Video - Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
Best Music DVD - OASIS' DEFINITELY MAYBE
Best Film - Shaun Of The Dead
Best TV Show - LITTLE BRITAIN
Best Radio Show - Zane Lowe
The Special Award For Lifelong Service To New Music - JOHN PEEL.18/02/2005 03:12