Guardian UK readers poll results - Band of the Year 2008
Over in the Band of the Year category, there was one group who obliterated the competition in terms of votes. The Killers, whose album Day & Age was released in November, were so far in the lead we suspected foul play, but the freak who spammed us over 1,000 times under such names as Dickie Burn and, charmingly, Fred West, had nothing to do with it. The Killers' lead singer Brandon Flowers was especially touched on hearing the news, telling guardian.co.uk/music: "We are very blessed to have such great and computer-savvy fans. It's wonderful to be a band of the people. 2008 was a year of relaxation and devastation for the Killers. We love you all."
Band of the Year
Kings of Leon
TV on the Radio
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds