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Coldplay topped the British top-10 best musicians

December 3 2005

X & Y album of British rock band Coldplay was named best album of 2005. Release of the album has hit number 1 in 28 countries, and the album became the second-selling history of the British show business (the first place no doubt belongs to the legendary The Beatles).

But other results of this year, published in the prestigious music magazine Q magazine: Best Single of the Year - The Importance of Being Idle group Oasis. A summary table of the best single of the year in second place standing Cartoons Gorillaz with the album Demon Days. Third place went to Team album Employment Kaiser Chiefs. According to music critics, they have all the chances to receive an honorary Music Award the Nationwide Mercury Prize.  

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson (Ricky Wilson) said: "Of course I am - insolent smug, but Frankly, I knew that our music will take the highest positions in the charts. Someone will say that I am arrogant snob, but so what? And unless you're playing in a popular rock band, would not be complacent? "

Kaiser Chiefs, incidentally, became the only artist whose songs hit the Top-1910 twice - I Predict A Riot took third, and Oh My God - in fourth place.

In the list of best albums of the Year by the publication of Q only two non-UK "artist" - this is an American Connor Oberst (aka Bright Eyes) and Canadians Arcade Fire. By the way, Arcade Fire more popular in Britain than at home. Top -10 were: James Blunt, Franz Ferdinand, Arcade Fire, KT Tunstall and Hard-Fi.

Top ten best albums of the year Q:
Coldplay: X & Y
Gorillaz: Demon Days
Kaiser Chiefs: Employment
Oasis: Don't Believe The Truth
Bright Eyes: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
James Blunt: Back To Bedlam
Franz Ferdinand: You Could Have It So Much Better
Arcade Fire: Funeral
KT Tunstall: Eye To The Telescope
Hard-Fi: Stars of CCTV

Canadians Arcade Fire were named Best Debut of the Year "and soon they will serve as the opening act for megapopular Irish rock-and-rolschikov U2. The concert will be held at Bell Centre in Montreal (Canada), where the Canadians will perform the classic hit Love Will Tear Us Apart goth-rock band Joy Division.

Musicians Arcade Fire recognize that "to speak at the same stage with the legendary Bono" for their "great honor ". Nevertheless, for them it is not the first performance with the star - at the September Festival of Fashion Rocks in New York, they sang with David Bowie.

"Our first album was released just a year ago, and I well remember how we played in small clubs for 20 people. So, please, we - at one stage with David Bowie, and now with the U-2 "- said Win Butler.

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