OK, so it was the brits last night. I wasnt expecting anything less than shit anyway, so i went to watch Final Destination 3 (much more worthy of your time than this industry circle-jerk)
but before I go do something less boring instead, I would like to ask the planet what “pop” music is, what “rock” music is, and why the fuck anyone actually likes coldplay and james blunt?
the “outstanding contribution to music” kinda says it all really. Paul fucking Wellah. why is this man relevant to todays music? his music is the perfect example of everything that is wrong with music today. The fact that he leads in a sea of coldplay, james fucking blunt, the stereophonics (i noticed they didnt win anything, have they fallen out of favour now?), keane, and all the other BLAND, dull, dogshit bands out there at the moment. the sort of band bought by NME readers, and people who read the top 50 albums in Q magazine and think “oooh, i’d better go buy some of those immediately!” – the sort of person that hold dinner parties, owns dido CDs, and drives a ford mondeo.
I have nothing against dido. the term “inoffensive” springs to mind. She’s had a couple of corking tunes (“sand in my shoes” is my favourite) and the videos are extremely easy on the eye. She’s an immensely pretty lady. Its just the sort of people that buy her albums pisses me off. These are the sort of people that think (M)Anastasia is cutting edge.
The public are idiots, they shouldnt be allowed to vote. neither should the record industry, because they always go for the lowest common denominator bland trash that sells by the bucketload.
as for the pop band category. where were the sugababes and girls aloud? who the fuck thought letting james fucking blunt was a good idea?
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Coldplay – ‘X&Y’
Coldplay – ‘Speed Of Sound’
BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
BRITISH URBAN ACT
BRITISH ROCK ACT
BRITISH LIVE ACT
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
Green Day – ‘American Idiot’
INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ACT
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC