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Brit Awards 2010: The Winners Are….

Posted in Awards by newmusicexcess on February 17, 2010

Brit Award

Here are the results for the 2010 Brits:

  • BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST – Dizzee Rascal
  • BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST – Lily Allen
  • BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT – JLS
  • BRITISH GROUP – Kasabian
  • BRITISH ALBUM – Florence And The Machine, Lungs
  • BRITISH SINGLE – Beat Again – JLS
  • INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST – Jay-Z
  • INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST – Lady Gaga
  • INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ACT – Lady Gaga
  • INTERNATIONAL ALBUM – The Fame, Lady Gaga
  • CRITICS CHOICE – Ellie Goulding
  • OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC – Robbie Williams
  • BRITS HITS 30 (best performance at the Brits) – Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are, Spice Girls
  • BRITS ALBUM OF 30 YEARS – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/feb/17/brits-2010-who-won-what

http://www.brits.co.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brit_Awards

However, do you remember the Brits in 1992 when the KLF collaborated with grindcore band Extreme Noise Terror to perform a death metal version of the dance song "3 a.m. Eternal"?

The performance ended with Bill Drummond firing blanks from a machine gun over the heads of the audience and KLF publicist Scott Piering stating, "Ladies and gentlemen, The KLF have now left the music business." The band later dumped a dead sheep outside the venue with the message, "I died for ewe — bon appetit", tied around its waist. Now that’s Rock and Roll!

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My Favourite Albums from January 2010

Posted in Top Albums by newmusicexcess on February 7, 2010

Looking back over the last month I found that there were a number of albums that I was playing again and again. Here are my favourite albums released in January 2010, in no particular order:

  • Shining – Blackjazz
  • Dark Fortress – Ylem
  • Orphaned Land – The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
  • Acolyte – Delphic
  • We Are The Ocean – Cutting Our Teeth
  • Annotations Of An Autopsy – The Realm Of Darkness
  • In Vain – Mantra
  • You Me At Six – Hold Me Down

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BBC Sound of 2010

Posted in To Watch by newmusicexcess on January 12, 2010

With the start of 2010 it’s no surprise to find a whole raft of “Artists to Watch” lists published, so lets take a look at what’s in the BBC’s crystal ball.

This is the eighth year that the BBC have run their Sound of… list. If you are not familiar with how the list is arrived at, details of how it’s put together can be found here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8388117.stm 

With the list of the ‘tastemakers’ here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8386514.stm

First, here is the ‘long list’. It’s made up of the 15 acts with the most votes:

The top five were ranked and revealed in reverse order in the week commencing 4 January 2010, one act was named each day until the winner was revealed on 8 January.

Each act from the top five was  featured on the BBC News website entertainment section, and BBC 6 Music featured the top five artists with live sessions and interviews on Lauren Laverne’s show and online.

The final top 5 are:

  1. Ellie Goulding
  2. Marina and the Diamonds
  3. Delphic
  4. Hurts
  5. The Drums

More information about the list and the acts, can be found here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/entertainment/2009/sound_of_2010/default.stm

So, looks like all eye’s are on Miss Goulding then…… no pressure.

*cough*- Bat For Lashes+Lilly Allen

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