The much-acclaimed star influenced everyone from David Bowie to Marc Almond and Jarvis Cocker.
The five Best Original Song nominees will be announced along with the rest of the Oscar nominees on 22 January.
Almost 25 years in the making, the new record started as an experimental project in the mid ‘90s, aiming to be a synthesis of all Mackay’s varied influences.
Mo'Wax has released influential titles by DJ Shadow and Lavelle's own much-acclaimed UNKLE project.
Radiohead’s art-rock opus OK Computer created a generation with a deep cynical streak and a healthy sense of paranoia and we’re forever thankful for it
We thought we’d have some end of year fun with a list of the finest front men, and women, in rock history - no doubt causing a good deal of controversy!