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Gaga up for best and worst dresser

Lady Gaga's outrageous dress sense has split music fans -- after she was shortlisted for both most and least stylish star in this year's NME Awards.

The singer, who took dressing like a dog's dinner to new heights with her meat frock last year, is joined on both lists by former Oasis star Liam Gallagher, who has his own clothing range.

Leading the shortlists on the music side are Foals, who have five nominations, including best British band and best album for Mercury-nominated Total Life Forever. The quintet take on Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Kasabian and Muse for the British band prize.

And they face releases by Arcade Fire, Crystal Castles, My Chemical Romance and Two Door Cinema Club in the best album section.

Arcade Fire, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Kasabian and Muse are in the running for best live band.

Arcade Fire and My Chemical Romance have four nominations each at the Shockwaves NME Awards at the O2 Brixton Academy on February 23.

Gallagher's new act Beady Eye are up for best new band. They compete with Everything Everything, Hurts, The Drums and Two Door Cinema Club.

Main categories:

lBest British band: Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Kasabian, Muse.

  • Best international band: Arcade Fire, Kings Of Leon, My Chemical Romance, The Drums, Vampire Weekend.

  • Best solo artist: Florence And The Machine, Frank Turner, Kanye West, Laura Marling, Paul Weller.

lBest new band: Beady Eye, Everything Everything, Hurts, The Drums, Two Door Cinema Club.

lBest live band: Arcade Fire, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Kasabian, Muse.

lBest album: Arcade Fire -- The Suburbs; Crystal Castles -- Crystal Castles II; Foals -- Total Life Forever; My Chemical Romance -- Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys; Two Door Cinema Club --Tourist History.