YEAH YEAH YEAHS star Karen O has been named rock's coolest person in a new magazine poll.

The sassy singer beat Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, ANDRE 3000 and PELLE ALMQVIST from The Hives to claim the number spot in rock magazine SPIN's Cool List.

The reasoning behind Spin's Karen O choice: "Got popular, Stayed weird!"

The top 10 on the Cool List is:

1. KAREN O

2. ALEX KAPRANOS

3. ANDRE 3000

4. PELLE ALMQVIST

5. Kanye West

7. ISAAC BROCK (Modest Mouse)

8. Dizzee Rascal

8. DIZZEE RASCAL

10. Loretta Lynn (KL/SP/GES)

10. LORETTA LYNN

20/09/2004 09:15