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Critics’ Poll 1999

1. Filter – Title of Record
2. Nine Inch Nails – Fragile
3. Moby – Play
4. Mogwai – Come On Die Young
5. Chemical Brothers – Surrender
6. Limp Bizkit – Significant Other
7. Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin
8. Static X – Wisconsin Death Trip
9. Underworld – Beaucoup Fish
10. Charlatans – Us and Us Only
11. Slipknot – Slipknot
12. VAST – Visual Audio Sensory Theater
13. Clash – From Here to Eternity
14. Feeder – Yesterday Went too Soon
15. Kid Rock – Devil Without a Cause
16. Lamb – Fear of Fours
17. Machine Head – Burning Red
18. Rico – Sanctuary Medicines
19. Blur – 13
20. Death in Vegas – Contino Sessions
21. Earthtone 9 – Off Kilter Enhancement
22. Live – Distance to Here
23. Cornell, Chris – Euphoria Morning
24. Leftfield – Rhythm & Stealth
25. Sevendust – Home
26. Silverchair – Neon Ballroom
27. Waits, Tom – Mule Variations
28. Muse – Showbiz
29. Beck – Midnite Vultures
30. Beta Band – Beta Band
31. Lanegan, Mark – I Will Take Care of You
32. Rage Against the Machine – Battle of Los Angeles
33. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
34. Atari Teenage Riot – Sixty Second Wipe Out
35. Bush – Science of Things
36. Coal Chamber – Chamber Music
37. Stone Temple Pilots – No 4
38. Campag Velocet – Bon Chic Bon Genre
39. Orgy – Candyass
40. Eminem – Slim Shady LP
41. Regular Fries – Accept the Signal
42. Brown, Ian – Golden Greats
43. Supergrass – Supergrass
44. Korn – Issues
45. Suede – Head Music
46. Liberty 37 – Greatest Gift
47. Unida – Coping with the Urban Coyote
48. Public Enemy – There’s a Poison Going On
49. Sneaker Pimps – Splinter
50. Lit – A Place in the Sun

Readers’ Poll

Best British Band

1. Bush
2. Feeder
3. Pitchshifter
4. Radiohead
5. Placebo
6. Cradle of Filth
7. Stereophonics
8. Manic Street Preachers
9. Skunk Anansie
10. Terrorvision

Best International Band

1. Korn
2. Foo Fighters
3. Silverchair
4. Machine Head
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Marilyn Manson
7. Rage Against the Machine
8. Nine Inch Nails
9. Metallica
10. Offspring

Best British Newcomer

1. Muse
2. Rico
3. Cyclefly
4. Tribute to Nothing
5. Earthtone 9
6. Crocketts
7. Cay
8. Rachel Stamp
9. CO. UK
10. Merz

Best International Newcomer

1. Slipknot
2. Vast
3. Blink 182
4. Lit
5. System of a Down
6. Amen
7. Godsmack
8. Creed
9. Eminem
10. Buckcherry

Best Album

1. Slipknot – Slipknot
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
3. Silverchair – Neon Ballroom
4. Limp Bizkit – Significant Other
5. Machine Head – Burning Red
6. Nine Inch Nails – Fragile
7. Feeder – Yesterday Went too Soon
8. Rage Against the Machine – Battle of Los Angeles
9. Coal Chamber – Chamber Music
10. Korn – Issues

Best Single

1. Fear Factory – Cars
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
3. Offspring – Kids Aren’t Alright
4. Pitchshifter – Un United Kingdom
5. Bush – Chemicals Between Us
6. Lit – My Own Worst Enemy
7. Marilyn Manson – Rock is Dead
8. Blink 182 – What’s my Age Again?
9. Rage Against the Machine – Guerrilla Radio
10. Supergrass – Pumping on Your Stereo

Worst Album

1. Stereophonics – Performance & Cocktails
2. Slipknot – Slipknot
3. Coal Chamber – Chamber Music
4. Offspring – Americana
5. Sevendust – Home
6. Catatonia – Equally Cursed & Blessed
7. Manic Street Preachers – This is My Truth, Tell Me Yours
8. Morissette, Alanis – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
9. Suede – Head Music
10. Megadeth – Risk

 
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Critics’ Poll 2000

1. A Perfect Circle – Mer de Noms
2. Amen – We Have Come for Your Parents
3. Radiohead – Kid A
4. At the Drive-in – Relationship of Command
5. Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R
6. Deftones – White Pony
7. Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood
8. Grandaddy – Sophtware Slump
9. Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP
10. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
11. Keith Caputo – Died Laughing
12. Workhorse Movement – Sons of the Pioneers
13. Smashing Pumpkins – Machina: Machines of God
14. Raging Speedhorn – Raging Speedhorn
15. Idlewild – 100 Broken Windows
16. Earthtone 9 – arc tan gent
17. Lostprophets – fakesoundofprogress
18. Sunna – One Minute Science
19. Midcene – Refining the Theory
20. Placebo – Black Market Music
21. Disturbed – Sickness
22. One Minute Silence – Buy Now, Saved Later
23. Everlast – Eat at Whitey’s
24. Cradle of Filth – Midian
25. Pitchshifter – Deviant
26. Six by Seven – Closer We Get
27. Soulfly – Primitive
28. Doves – Lost Souls
29. VAST– Music for People
30. And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Madonna
31. PJ Harvey – Stories from the Sea, Stories from the City
32. Badly Drawn Boy – Hour of Bewilderbeast
33. Primal Scream – XTRMNTR
34. Coldplay – Parachutes
35. Holmes, David – Bow Down to the Exit Sign
36. Offspring – Conspiracy of One
37. Various Artists – Strait Up
38. (hed) Planet Earth – Broke
39. Asian Dub Foundation – Community Music
40. Sigur Rós – Ágaetis Byrjun
41. Cypress Hill – Skull & Bones
42. Cold – 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage
43. Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish & the Hot Dog Flavored Water
44. Mudvayne – LD. 50
45. Amon Tobin – Supermodified
46. Not From There – Sand on Seven
47. Green Day – Warning
48. Orange Goblin – Big Black
49. Underworld – Everything, Everything
50. Ashcroft, Richard – Alone with Everybody

Readers’ Poll

Best Album

1. Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
2. Placebo – Black Market Music
3. Deftones – White Pony
4. Offspring – Conspiracy of One
5. Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish & the Hot Dog Flavored Water
6. Amen – We Have Come for Your Parents
7. A Perfect Circle – Mer de Noms
8. Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R
9. Papa Roach – Infest
10. Radiohead – Kid A

Best Video

1. Foo Fighters – Breakout
2. Marilyn Manson – Disposable Teens
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
4. VAST – Free
5. Blink 182 – All the Small Things
6. Offspring – Original Prankster
7. Placebo – Taste in Men
8. Slipknot – Spit it Out
9. A Perfect Circle – Judith

Best International Newcomer

1. A Perfect Circle
2. Linkin Park
3. Papa Roach
4. At the Drive In
5. Amen
6. Disturbed
7. Kittie
8. Glassjaw
9. Mudvayne
10. Taproot

Male Personality

1. Marilyn Manson
2. Durst, Fred
3. Molko, Brian
4. Grohl, Dave
5. Casey Chaos
6. Eminem
7. Dani Filth
8. Holland, Dexter
9. Moby
10. Boyd, Brandon

 
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Critics’ Poll 2001

1. System of a Down – Toxicity
2. Slipknot – Iowa
3. Isis – Celestial
4. Aerogramme – A Story in White
5. 5ive – 5ive
6. Muse – Origin of Symmetry
7. Weezer – Weezer [Green Album]
8. Tool – Lateralus
9. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
10. Liberty 37 – God Machine
11. Radiohead – Amnesiac
12. Blink 182 – Take off Your Pants and Jacket
13. My Vitriol – Fine Lines
14. Alkaline Trio – From Here to Infirmary
15. Masters of Reality – Deep in the Hole
16. Travis – Invisible Band
17. Boy Hits Car – Boy Hits Car
18. Alien Ant Farm – ANThology
19. Incubus – Morning View
20. Elbow – Asleep in the Back
21. Will Haven – Carpe Diem
22. Rival Schools – United by Fate
23. Vision of Disorder – From Bliss to Devastation
24. Sum 41 – All Killer No Filler
25. Minus – Jesus Christ Bobby
26. Ash – Free all Angels
27. New End Original – Thriller
28. Anathema – Fine Day to Exit
29. Fugazi – Argument
30. 5ive – Telestic Disfracture
31. Our Lady Peace – Spiritual Machines
32. Godflesh – Hymns
33. Spiritualized – Let it Come Down
34. Feeder – Echo Park
35. Lowgold – Just Backward of Square
36. Icarus Line – Mono
37. Crackout – This is Really Neat
38. Static X – Machine
39. Staind – Break the Cycle
40. Techno Animal – Brotherhood of the Bomb
41. Machine Head – Supercharger
42. Lamb – What Sound
43. Clutch – Pure Rock Fury
44. Converge – Jane Doe
45. New Found Glory – New Found Glory
46. Mogwai – Rock Action
47. Fénix TX – Lechuza
48. Appliance – Imperial Metric
49. Slayer – God Hates Us All
50. Cortizone – Selling Out for the Sucker
51. Movielife – This Time Next Year
52. Mercury Rev – All is Dream
53. Fantômas – Director’s Cut
54. King Adora – Vibrate You
55. Warhorse – As Heaven Turns to Ash
56. Biohazard – Uncivilization
57. Mortiis – Smell of Rain
58. Mad Capsule Markets – OSC DIS (Oscillator in Distortion)
59. Live – V
60. Zen Guerrilla – Shadows on the Sun
61. Fear Factory – Digi Mortal
62. New Order – Get Ready
63. Unified Theory – Unified Theory
64. Rabies Caste – Let the Soul Out and Cut the Vein
65. Scissorfight – American Clovenhoof Blues
66. Thursday – Full Collapse
67. Frederiksen, Lars & the Bastards – Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards
68. Stone Temple Pilots – Shangri La Dee Da
69. Pennywise – Land of the Free?
70. Tricky – Blowback
71. Tomahawk – Tomahawk
72. Old Man Gloom – Seminar II/III
73. Cult of Luna – Cult of Luna
74. Toilet Boys – Toilet Boys
75. Stabbing Westward – Stabbing Westward
76. Linea 77 – Ketchup Suicide
77. Waterdown – Never Kill the Boy on the First Date
78. One Dice – Life
79. Cannibal Ox – Cold Vein
80. Farrell, Perry – Song Yet to be Sung
81. Neurosis – A Sun that Never Sets
82. Air – 10,000 Hz Legend
83. Ataris – End is Forever
84. Rammstein – Mutter
85. Faithless – Outrospective
86. Sensational – Get on My Page
87. Everclear – Songs from an American Movie Vol 2
88. Hog Molly – Kung Fu Cocktail Grip
89. Cable – Northern Failures
90. Oneida – Anthem of the Moon
91. Akercocke – Goat of Mendes
92. Rob Zombie – Sinister Urge
93. Cult – Beyond Good and Evil
94. Subvert – Assisted Suicides
95. Dry Kill Logic – Darker Side of Nonsense
96. Spearhead – Stay Human
97. Dimmu Borgir – Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
98. American Head Charge – War of Art
99. Uncle Kracker – Double Wide
100. Backyard Babies – Making Enemies is Good

Readers’ Poll

Best Album

1. System of a Down – Toxicity
2. Slipknot – Iowa
3. Incubus – Morning View
4. Sum 41 – All Killer, No Filler
5. Machine Head – Supercharger
6. Lostprophets – Fake Sound of Progress
7. Muse – Origin of Symmetry
8. Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants & Jacket
9. Green Day – International Superhits
10. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American

Best Single

1. System of a Down – Chop Suey
2. Lostprophets – Shinobi Vs Dragonninja
3. Sum 41 – Fat Lip
4. Linkin Park – In the End
5. Slipknot – Left Behind
6. Staind – Outside
7. Blink 182 – Rock Show
8. Fear Factory – Linch Pin
9. Muse – New Born
10. Raging Speedhorn – The Gush

Best Video

1. System of a Down – Chop Suey
2. Blink 182 – First Date
3. Slipknot – Left Behind
4. Linkin Park – In the End
5. Linkin Park – Crawling
6. Sum 41 – In Too Deep
7. Tool – Schism
8. Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal
9. Sum 41 – Fat Lip
10. Papa Roach – Angels & Insects

Best International Band

1. System of a Down
2. Linkin Park
3. Slipknot
4. Blink 182
5. Incubus
6. Green Day
7. Machine Head
8. Marilyn Manson
9. Tool
10. Deftones

Worst Album

1. Andrew WK – I Get Wet
2. OPM – Menace to Society
3. Stereophonics – Just Enough Education to Perform
4. Slipknot – Iowa
5. System of a Down – Toxicity
6. Limp Bizkit – Old new Songs
7. Staind – Break the Cycle
8. Sum 41 – All Killer, No Filler
9. Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants & Jacket
10. Strokes – Is This It

Best British Band

1. Lostprophets
2. Muse
3. Feeder
4. Cradle of Filth
5. Earthtone9
6. Raging Speedhorn
7. My Vitriol
8. Radiohead
9. Ash
10. Placebo

 
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Critics’ Poll 2002

1. Isis – Oceanic
2. Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
3. Godspeed you Black Emperor! – Yanqui U.X.O.
4. Finch – What it is to Burn
5. Feeder – Comfort in Sound
6. Electric Wizard – Let Us Prey
7. Glassjaw – Worship and Tribute
8. Killswitch Engage – Alive or Just Breathing
9. Botch – An Anthology of Dead Ends
10. Idlewild – Remote Part
11. Stone Sour – Stone Sour
12. Cave In – Tides of Tomorrow
13. Hundred Reasons - Ideas Above
14. Hopesfall – Satellite Years
15. Box Car Racer – Box Car Racer
16. Sigur Rós – ( )
17. POD - Satellite
18. Mastodon – Remission
19. Foo Fighters – One by One
20. Silverchair – Diorama
21. Blindside – Silence
22. December – Lament Configuration
23. JJ72 – I to Sky
24. Used – Used
25. Sparta – Wiretap Scars
26. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
27. Cooper Temple Clause – See This Through and Leave
28. Dukes of Nothing – War & Wine
29. Scissorfight – Mantrapping for Sport and Profit
30. Johnny Truant – Repercussions
31. Cathedral – VIIth Coming
32. Coheed & Cambria – Second Stage Turbine Blade
33. Distillers – Sing Sing
34. Eigtheen Visions – Vanity
35. Filter – Amalgamut
36. Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights
37. Korn – Untouchables
38. Labrat – Ruining it for Everyone
39. Part Chimp – Chart Pimp
40. Vex Red – Start with a Strong & Persistent Desire
41. Jarcrew – Paris and the New Math
42. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon
43. Daybreak – Drive
44. Eden Maine – Treachery Pact (EP)
45. Every Time I Die – Last Night in Town
46. Hatebreed – Perseverance
47. McLusky – McLusky do Dallas
48. Millionaire – Body Experience
49. Murderdolls – Beyond the Valley of the…

Readers’ Poll

Best British Band

1. Lostprophets
2. Hundred Reasons
3. Muse
4. Feeder
5. InMe
6. A
7. Idlewild
8. One Minute Silence
9. Sikth
10. Raging Speedhorn

Best International Band

1. Foo Fighters
2. Korn
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. Slipknot
5. Deftones
6. Glassjaw
7. Queens of the Stone Age
8. System of a Down
9. AFI
10. Alkaline Trio

Best British Newcomer

1. InMe
2. Hell is for Heroes
3. Funeral for a Friend
4. [spunge]
5. Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
6. Miss Black America
7. Music
8. Grech, Martin
9. Redefine
10. Haven

Best International Newcomer

1. Murderdolls
2. Finch
3. 36 Crazyfists
4. Used
5. Thrice
6. American Head Charge
7. Audioslave
8. Bowling for Soup
9. Box Car Racer
10. Sparta

Best Album

1. Glassjaw – Worship and Tribute
2. Foo Fighters – One by One
3. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
4. Finch – What is it to Burn
5. Feeder – Comfort in Sound
6. Hundred Reasons – Ideas Above Our Station
7. Korn – Untouchables
8. Murderdolls – Beyond the Valley of the…
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way
10. Soil – Scars

Best Single

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way
2. Idlewild – You Held the World in Your Arms
3. Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
4. Foo Fighters – All My Life
5. Glassjaw – Cosmopolitan Bloodloss
6. Hell is for Heroes – I Can Climb Mountains
7. Sum 41 – Still Waiting
8. A – Nothing
9. American Head Charge – Just so You Know
10. InMe – Underdose

Worst Album

1. Nickelback – Silver Side Up
2. Linkin Park – Reanimation
3. Korn – Untouchables
4. Papa Roach – Lovehatetragedy
5. Lavigne, Avril – Let Go
6. Bowling for Soup – Drunk Enough to Dance
7. Cooper Temple Clause – See This Through and Leave
8. Murderdolls – Beyond the Valley of the…
9. No Doubt – Rock Steady
10. Sum 41 – Does This Look Infected?

 
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Critics’ Poll 2003

1. Hell is for Heroes – Neon Handshake
2. Darkness – Permission to Land
3. Muse – Absolution
4. Aerogramme – Sleep and Release
5. Mars Volta – De Loused in the Comatorium
6. H.I.M. – Love Metal
7. Billy Talent – Billy Talent
8. Funeral for a Friend – Casually Dressed and Deep In Conversation
9. Coheed and Cambria – In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
10. Pelican – Australasia
11. Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
12. Cult of Luna – The Beyond
13. Longwave – Strangest Things
14. Brand New – Deja Entendu
15. Every Time I Die – Hot Damn!
16. Jarcrew – Jarcrew
17. Cursive – Ugly Organ
18. A Perfect Circle – Thirteenth Step
19. Thursday – War All the Time
20. Mono – One Step More & You Die
21. Deftones – Deftones
22. Alkaline Trio – Good Morning
23. Cave In – Antenna
24. AFI – Sing the Sorrow
25. Sikth – Trees Are Dead & Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild
26. Poison the Well – You Come Before You
27. Jet – Get Born
28. My Ruin – Horror of Beauty
29. Norma Jean – Bless the Martyr & Kiss the Child
30. Mogwai – Happy Songs for Happy People
31. Charger – Confessions of a Man (Mad Enough to Live Amongst the Beasts)
32. Placebo – Sleeping with Ghosts
33. Envy – A Dead Sinking Story
34. Killing Joke – Killing Joke
35. Marilyn Manson – Golden Age of Grotesque
36. Lamb of God – As the Palaces Burn
37. Burnt by the Sun – The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good
38. Jucifer – I Name You Destroyer
39. Hatebreed – Rise of Brutality
40. Akercocke – Choronzon
41. Cursed – One
42. Murder of Rosa Luxemburg – Everyone in Love & Flowers Pick Themselves
43. Christiansen – Stylish Nihilists
44. Denali – The Instinct
45. Townsend, Devin Band – Accelerated Evolution
46. Vendetta Red – Between the Never & the Now
47. Twilight Singers – Blackberry Belle
48. Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow
49. Clarke, Kory – Opium Hotel
50. Locust, the – Plague Soundscapes
 
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Critics’ Poll 2004

1. Isis – Panopticon
2. Mastodon – Leviathan
3. Slipknot – Vol 3: Subliminal Verses
4. Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
5. My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
6. Old Man Gloom – Christmas
7. Velvet Revolver – Contraband
8. Lostprophets – Start Something
9. Neurosis – Eye of Every Storm
10. Green Day – American Idiot
11. Converge – You Fail Me
12. Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake
13. Planes Mistaken for Stars – Up In them Guts
14. Aerogramme – Seclusion
15. Killswitch Engage – End of Heartache
16. Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News
17. Keelhaul – Subject to Change Without Notice
18. YourCodeNameIs:Milo – All Roads to Fault
19. Bled – Pass the Flask
20. Probot – Probot
21. Mono – Walking Cloud & Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered & the Sun Shined
22. Say Anything - Is a Real Boy
23. Biffy Clyro – Infinity Land
24. Eighteen Visions – Obsession
25. Cult of Luna – Salvation
26. cLOUDDEAD – Ten
27. Jimmy Eat World – Futures
28. Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster – Royal Society
29. 65 Days Of Static – Fall of Math
30. Used – In Love & Death
31. Kinison – What Are You Listening To?
32. Good Charlotte – Chronicles of Life & Death
33. Goldie Lookin’ Chain – Greatest Hits
34. Fantômas – Delirium Córdia
35. Incubus – A Crow Left of the Murder
36. Hope of the States – Last Riots
37. thisGIRL – Uno
38. Demon Hunter – Summer of Darkness
39. Reuben – Racecar is Racecar Backwards
40. Winnebago Deal – Dead Gone
41. Lair of the Minotaur – Carnage
42. Head Automica – Decadence
43. Black Eye Riot – No Hope, No Future, No Worries
44. AKAs – White Doves & Smoking Grass
45. Today is the Day – Kiss the Pig
46. Melvis/Lustmord – Pigs of the Roman Empire
47. Vaux – There Must Be Some Way to Stop Them
48. Orange Goblin – Thieving from the House of God
49. These Arms are Snakes – Oxeneers Or the Lion Sleeps When It’s Antelope Go Home
50. End – Within Dividia

 
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Critics’ Poll 2005

1. Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Vol 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
2. Open Hand – You & Me
3. Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
4. Funeral for a Friend - Hours
5. Arcade Fire – Funeral
6. Trivium – Ascendancy
7. Alkaline Trio – Crimson
8. Pelican – Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw
9. Darkness – One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back
10. Oceansize – Everyone Into Position
11. HIM – Dark Light
12. Thrice – Vheissu
13. Fall Out Boy – From Under the Cork Tree
14. Bullet for My Valentine – The Poison
15. Cave In – Perfect Pitch Black
16. Bled – Found in the Flood
17. Queens of the Stone Age – Lullabies to Paralyze
18. Million Dead – Harmony No Harmony
19. Jesu – Jesu
20. Death From Above 1979 – You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
21. YourCodeNameIs:Milo – Ignoto
22. Grech, Martin – Unholy
23. Everytime I Die – Gutter Phenomenon
24. Arch Enemy – Doomsday Machine
25. Reuben – Very Fast, Very Dangerous
26. Fall of Troy – Doppelgänger
27. Mew – And the Glass Handed Kites
28. Hell is for Heroes – Transmit Disrupt
29. Transistor Transistor – Erase All Name & Likeness
30. Statistics – Often Lie
31. Sigur Rós – Takk
32. Red Sparrowes – At the Soundless Dawn
33. Opeth – Ghost Reveries
34. We Are Scientists – With Love & Squalor
35. 65daysofstatic – One Time for All Time
36. Mars Volta – Frances the Mute
37. High on Fire – Blessed Black Wings
38. Strapping Young Lad – Alien
39. Idiot Pilot – Strange We Should Meet Here
40. Norma Jean – O’ God the Aftermath
41. Kaiser Chiefs – Employment
42. Eden Maine – To You the First Star
43. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
44. Editors – Back Room
45. Dälek – Absence
46. Armor for Sleep – What to Do When You Are Dead
47. Capricorns – Ruder Forms Survive
48. Jonny Truant – In the Library of Horrific Events
49. Taint – Ruin of Nová Roma
50. Inme – White Butterfly
51. Kylesa – To Walk a Middle Course
52. Aiden – Nightmare Anatomy
53. Louis XIV – Best Little Secrets Are Kept
54. Feeder – Pushing the Senses
55. Red Chord – Clients
56. Life of Agony – Broken Valley
57. Autolux – Future Perfect
58. Gratitude – Gratitude
59. Darkest Hour – Undoing Ruin
60. Children of Bodom – Are You Dead Yet?
61. Gay for Johnny Depp – Blood: Natural Lubricant
62. Bear Vs Shark – Terrorhawk
63. Torche – Torche
64. Usurper – Cryptobeast
65. Rise Against – Siren Song of the Counter Culture
66. Taproot – Blue Sky Research
67. Hondo MacLean – Unspoken Dialect
68. Bullet Union – Ruins Domino
69. Bolt Thrower – Those Once Loyal
70. Panthers – Things Are Strange
71. Propagandhi – Potemkin City Limits
72. I Am the Avalanche – I Am the Avalanche
73. Dive Dive – Tilting At Windmills
74. Shots Fired – Shots Fired
75. Finch – Say Hello to Sunshine

Readers’ Poll

Best Album

1. Funeral for a Friend – Hours
2. Opeth – Ghost Reveries
3. HIM – Dark Light
4. Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
5. Fall Out Boy – From Under the Cork Tree
6. Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Vol 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
7. System of a Down – Mezmerize
8. Trivium – Ascendancy
9. Avenged Sevenfold – City of Evil
10. Bullet for My Valentine – The Poison

Best Single

1. HIM – Wings of a Butterfly
2. My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
3. Foo Fighters – Best of You
4. Funeral for a Friend – Streetcar
5. Bullet for My Valentine – Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)

Best Video

1. My Chemical Romance – Ghost of You
2. My Chemical Romance – Helena
3. HIM – Wings of a Butterfly
4. Funeral for a Friend – History
5. Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country

Best British Band

1. Funeral for a Friend
2. Bullet for My Valentine
3. Biffy Clyro
4. Cradle of Filth
5. Reuben
6. Iron Maiden
7. Fightstar
8. Kaiser Chiefs
9. Johnny Truant
10. Placebo

Best UK Newcomer

1. Bullet for My Valentine
2. Fightstar
3. Arctic Monkeys
4. Capricorns
5. Towers of London
6. Test Icicles
7. My Awesome Compilation
8. Bloc Party
9. Sons & Daughters
10. Save Ourselves

Best International Band

1. HIM
2. My Chemical Romance
3. Coheed & Cambria
4. Green Day
5. Opeth
6. Trivium
7. Foo Fighters
8. Nine Inch Nails
9. Slipknot
10. Rammstein

Best International Newcomer

1. Trivium
2. Aiden
3. Still Remains
4. Gogol Bordello
5. Within Temptation
6. Arcade Fire
7. Panic! At the Disco
8. Emanuel
9. Dresden Dolls
10. From First to Last

Best Live Band

1. Green Day
2. My Chemical Romance
3. HIM
4. Rammstein
5. Funeral for a Friend


Top Ten Protest Songs (November 2004)

As chosen by ten band members (names and bands in brackets)

1. Nazi Punks F*ck Off – Dead Kennedys [Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway, Napalm Death]
2. Masters Of War – Bob Dylan [Pete Vuckovic, 3 Colours Red]
3. Shah Shah A Go Go –Stranglers [Steve Beatty, October File]
4. Fight Song – Marilyn Manson [James Hart, Eighteen Visions]
5. Albright Monument Baghdad – Propagandhi [Frank Turner, Million Dead]
6. Don’t Believe The Hype – Public Enemy [Justin Schlosberg, Hell Is For Heroes]
7. New Year’s Day – U2 [Zach Davidson, Vendetta Red]
8. Nelson Mandela –Special AKA [Rob Solly, Johnny Panic]
9. Kiss Ya Lips (No ID) – Ian Brown [Nic Andrews, Agent Blue]
10. Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley [Jamie Lenman, Reuben]

 
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Critics’ Poll 2006

1. Bronx - Bronx [II]
2. Converge - No Heroes
3. Isis – In the Absence of Truth
4. Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
5. Kylesa – Time Will Fuse Its Worth
6. My Chemical Romance – Black Parade
7. Slayer – Christ Illusion
8. Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies
9. Mastodon – Blood Mountain
10. Panic! At the Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
11. Underoath – Define the Great Lie
12. Deftones – Saturday Night West
13. Billy Talent – II
14. Cult of Luna – Somewhere Along the Highway
15. These Arms Are Snakes – Easter
16. This Will Destroy You – Young Mountain
17. Cursive – Happy Hollow
18. Tool – 10,000 Days
19. Lacuna Coil – Karmacode
20. Automatic – Not Accepted Anywhere
21. Abominable Iron Sloth - Abominable Iron Sloth
22. Brand New – Devil & God Are Raging Inside Me
23. Sword – Sword
24. Lostprophets – Liberation Transmission
25. Trivium – Crusade
26. Forward, Russia! – Give Me a Wall
27. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager
28. Planes Mistaken for Stars – Mercy
29. Norma Jean – Redeemer
30. Gallows – Orchestra of Wolves
31. In Flames – Come Clarity
32. Paramore – All We Know is Falling
33. Celtic Frost – Monotheist
34. Genghis Tron – Dead Mountain Mouth
35. Sound of Animals Fighting – Lover, the Lord Has Left Us…
36. Stone Sour – Come What(ever) May
37. Daughters – Hell Songs
38. Mouth of the Architect – Ties That Bind
39. Isis / Aereogramme – In the Fishtank 14
40. Say Anything – Is a Real Boy
41. Hope Conspiracy – Death Knows Your Name
42. Academy Is – Almost Here
43. Fickle Public – Bucko
44. Brigade – Lights
45. November Coming Fire – Dungeness
46. Giant Drag – Hearts & Unicorns
47. Fightstar – Grand Unification
48. Secret Machines – Ten Silver Drops
49. Don Caballero – World Class Listening Problem
50. Bring Me the Horizon – Count Your Blessings
51. From First to Last – Heroine
52. Jeniferever – Choose a Bright Morning
53. Taking Back Sunday – Louder Now
54. Architects – Nightmares
55. AFI – Decemberunderground
56. TV On the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain
57. Pipettes – We Are the…
58. Red Sparrowes – Every Red Heart Shines Towards the Red Sun
59. Die Princess Die – Lions Eat Lions
60. Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene
61. Archie Bronson Outfit – Derdang Derdang
62. Sol Seppy – Bells of 1 2
63. Drips – Drips
64. Samsa, Gregor – 55.12
65. Russian Circles – Enter
66. Envy – Insomniac Doze
67. You Say Party! We Say Die! – Hit the Floor!
68. Jacob’s Stories – Fledgling
69. Grates – Won’t Get You High
70. Year of No Light – Nord
71. YourCodeNameIs:Milo – Print is Dead
72. Campaign for Real Time – Yes, I Mean No
73. Mono - You Are There
74. GU Medicine – Saints of Excess
75. Manatees – Untitled

Readers’ Poll

Best Album

1. My Chemical Romance – Black Parade
2. Lacuna Coil – Karmacode
3. Stone Sour – Come What(ever) May
4. Trivium – Crusade
5. Lostprophets – Liberation Transmission
6. Killswitch Engage – As Daylight Dies
7. AFI – Decemberunderground
8. Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
9. Brigade – Lights
10. Alexisonfire – Crisis

Best Single

1. My Chemical Romance – Welcome to the Black Parade
2. Bullet for My Valentine – Tears Don’t Fall
3. Stone Sour – Through Glasses
4. Lacuna Coil – Our Truth
5. Enter Shikari – Sorry, You’re Not a Winner
6. Lostprophets – Rooftops
7. Deathstars – Blitzkrieg
8. Trivium – Anthem (We Are the Fire)
9. Evanescence – Call Me When You’re Sober
10. AFI – Miss Murder


Best Video

1. My Chemical Romance – Welcome to the Black Parade
2. Bullet for My Valentine – Tears Don’t Fall
3. Trivium – Anthem (We Are the Fire)
4. Lacuna Coil – Closer
5. Killswitch Engage – My Curse
6. Lostprophets – A Town Called Hypocrisy
7. Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Going Down
8. OK Go – Here It Goes Again
9. 36 Crazyfists – I’ll Go Until My Heart Stops
10. AFI – Miss Murder

Best British Band

1. Bullet for My Valentine
2. Lostprophets
3. Muse
4. DragonForce
5. Iron Maiden
6. Cradle of Filth
7. Funeral for a Friend
8. Bring Me the Horizon
9. Fightstar
10. Arctic Monkeys

Best UK Newcomer

1. Bring Me the Horizon
2. Enter Shikari
3. Brigade
4. Automatic
5. Blackout
6. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
7. Architects
8. Gallows
9. Forward, Russia!
10. Exit Ten

Best International Band

1. My Chemical Romance
2. Lacuna Coil
3. Trivium
4. Fall Out Boy
5. Killswitch Engage
6. Stone Sour
7. AFI
8. Deathstars
9. Alexisonfire
10. Taking Back Sunday

Best International Newcomer

1. Panic! At the Disco
2. Aiden
3. Khoma
4. Paramore
5. (+44)
6. Protest the Hero
7. Madina Lake
8. Bullets & Octane
9. Angels & Airwaves
10. Cute is What We Aim For

Best Live Band

1. Bullet for My Valentine
2. My Chemical Romance
3. Lacuna Coil
4. Muse
5. Stone Sour
6. Trivium
7. Lostprophets
8. Enter Shikari
9. Deathstars
10. AFI