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Arctic Monkeys lead NME shortlist
Arctic Monkeys
Alex turned is up for the best dressed award
Arctic Monkeys have scored a record seven nominations for this year's NME Awards, including best British band, best album and best track.

Other nominees include Klaxons, who are up for four prizes.

But troubled singer Amy Winehouse has been nominated for villain of the year along with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and George Bush.

Winners are decided by the music weekly's readers and will be announced at a London ceremony on 28 February.

Worst dressed

Winehouse has also been nominated for best solo artist, along with Kate Nash, Jack Penate, Jamie T and Patrick Wolf.

But she is also in the worst dressed category, where she faces competition from Pete Doherty, who is also nominated for the best dressed award.

Competing against the Arctic Monkeys for best British band are Babyshambles, The Cribs, Klaxons and Muse.

Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys have also been voted in the best album category along with Babyshambles, The Enemy, Klaxons and Radiohead.

Klaxons
Klaxons have been nominated for four awards

Since they burst onto the music scene in 2005, Arctic Monkeys have notched up 15 NME award nominations.

They are also up for best live band, best track, best album artwork and best video for their single Teddy Picker, while frontman Alex Turner is a best dressed contender.

The worst album award will go to either James Blunt, The Hoosiers, Mika, Britney Spears or Leona Lewis.

Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Kings of Leon and My Chemical Romance will compete for best international band.

In the best new band category The Enemy, Foals, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, The Pigeon Detectives and The Wombats will battle it out.

My Chemical Romance picked up two nominations, for worst band and best video, although last year the US group picked up the award for best international act.

Fall Out Boy, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Hoosiers and Panic At The Disco are also up for the worst band award.

Last year Arctic Monkeys scooped two awards including best album for Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not and best music DVD.



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