The duo of Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft beat the likes of My Chemical Romance, Pulp, Kasabian and Muse to top the poll.
The band, formed when both members were on the dole, were also voted Best Band ofGlastonbury 2011 by NME.COM users, and picked up Best New Band at the NME Awards earlier this year.
Users were asked to rate a list of bands out of 10, with Hurts receiving an average of 8.93, 0.2 above nearest rivals Kaiser Chiefs. The Killers came in third, followed byMuse, Brandon Flowers and My Chemical Romance, who scored an average of 6.95 despite well-received sets at Leeds and Reading Festival in August.
Hurts are currently gearing up for a European tour dates in October, followed by three shows in the UK beginning in Brighton on November 2.
Their debut album 'Happiness' has now sold around 750,000 copies, while the pair recently told NME they're struggling to write songs for a follow-up.