Interpol and Franz Ferdinand have topped the newly-released 2004 readers poll in top US rock magazine SPIN, while Ashlee Simpson hit rock bottom.

Cult New Yorkers Interpol, who won the magazine's Best New Band prize last year (04), beat the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Strokes to the Best Band honour and also claimed the Most Underrated Artist award.

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand claimed the Best New Artist crown, while their hit song TAKE ME OUT was voted Best Single.

Among the magazine's dishonourable mentions were Ashlee Simpson, who was voted the Worst New Artist and Worst Solo Artist.

The poll winners are:

Best Band - INTERPOL

Worst Band - Good Charlotte

Best Solo Artist - Morrissey

Worst Solo Artist - ASHLEE SIMPSON

Best Dressed - Karen O (YEAH YEAH YEAHS)

Worst Dressed - Christina Aguilera

Most Overrated Artist - The Killers

Most Underrated - INTERPOL

Best Public Freak-Out - Courtney Love

Best Breakout Act - Modest Mouse

Sex God - Julian Casablancas (THE STROKES)

Sex Goddess - KAREN O

Best New Artist - FRANZ FERDINAND

Best Single - TAKE ME OUT by FRANZ FERDINAND

Worst New Artist - ASHLEE SIMPSON

Most Overplayed Song - HEY YA! by Outkast

Rockers Who Should Retire - U2

Best Live Act - The Hives.

17/02/2005 03:12