Kasabian were two-time winners at the Q Awards where they were hailed as the “best act in the world”.
The ceremony also recognised the efforts of independent record label, XL Recordings, which helped steer Adele to worldwide fame.
Its boss, Richard Russell, picked up the award for outstanding contribution to music at the event at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London.
The label also counts albums by The Prodigy, the White Stripes and Dizzee Rascal among its output.
Other winners included Ed Sheeran, who was named best solo artist, and Sam Smith, who won the best new act award.
Kasabian also carried off the award for best live act, beating this year's comeback queen Kate Bush in both categories.
Paolo Nutini won the gong for best track for Iron Sky from his Caustic Love album while Elbow's The Take Off And Landing Of Everything was named best album, but the band lost out in the best video category to Jamie xx.
Q Awards 2014 winners in full
Q Best New Act presented by Xperia Access
Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio
Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky
Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroen
Q Best Album
Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Q Best Video
Jamie xx - Sleep Sound
Q Best Live Act presented by the Cavern Club
Q Outstanding Contribution To Music
XL Recordings, collected by Richard Russell
Gibson Les Paul Award
Q Classic Album
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Q Innovation In Sound presented by Xperia Access
Jean Michel Jarre
Q Icon presented by Carling's Black Label Project
Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Buster and Punch