Unearthed from the Frady archives; for your pleasure?
As part of the "Melody Maker" 1990 Pick of the Year feature, 'A selection of Maker favourites (?!) look back on the best and worst of 1990 and forward to the New Year' ~
Best Single: "I'm Hardly Ever Wrong" ~ The Would-Be's
Best Album: "Viva Dead Ponies" ~ Fatima Mansions
Most Despicable Record: "World in Motion" ~ England World Cup squad and New Order
Best Gig: The one where the musicians actually played their own instruments (ie it hasn't happened yet)
Best Film/TV Show: "Vic Reeves' Big Night Out"
Most Memorable Experience: Not reforming The Smiths
What Did You Spend Most Money On?: Income Tax
Non-Event of 1990: The New Whimsical Express
Person Who Made the Most Impact: Other people's solicitors
Biggest High of the Year: Recording "Kill Uncle"
Most Sadly Missed: Me
Man of the Year: Not Heseltine
Woman of the Year: Clare Short, the next Labour Prime Minister
Most Original Thought You Had This Year: Yes, I will have that extra pint after all
Favourite Work of Art this Year: Bob Mortimer
What Phrase Would You Use to Describe 1990?: 1968
What Will Your New Year's Resolution Be?: f*** Dance, Let's Art
What Would You Most Like to See Happen in 1991?: Sterling survives, Gascoigne doesn't, Weller returns, "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" represents Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest (and loses), Hello to B Bragg