January 17, 2007

The Buzz From Britain

The British Awards Nominations are in and Oasis are already the big winners. They will be honored for their "Outstanding Contribution" to music. A pity the award isn't for outstanding contributions to trash talk, or they would have made a killing (perhaps literally) at the annual gala. While Oasis' success cannot be reduced or ignored, there is still something funny about giving them this honor. Maybe it's just the fact that they are bloody wankers who can't seem to tolerate one another, much less anyone else in the world, long enough to produce quality music. Whether it's accusing the fine lads in Green Day of hijacking their sonic mojo, or just verbally bitch smacking modern rockers in general, Liam Gallagher can't seem to learn how to behave properly. But he write tunes and that, like the hokey pokey, is what it's all about. Read below to check out the rest of the noms.

Meanwhile, unsigned Brit-punkers Koopa have made chart history by being the first freelance act to crack the top 40 singles chart. Brilliant job mates!

Now on to the Brit Award Noms:

British Male Solo Artist
James Morrison
Jarvis Cocker
Paolo Nutini
Thom Yorke

British Female Solo Artist
Amy Winehouse
Corinne Bailey Rae
Lily Allen
Nerina Pallot

Best British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Snow Patrol

Mastercard British Album
Amy Winehouse, "Back To Black"
Arctic Monkeys, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not"
Lily Allen, "Alright, Still"
Muse, "Black Holes And Revelations"
Snow Patrol, "Eyes Open"

Best British Single
Corinne Bailey Rae, "Put Your Records On"
The Feeling, "Fill My Little World"
James Morrison, "You Give Me Something"
The Kooks, "She Moves In Her Own Way"
Leona Lewis, "A Moment Like This"
Lily Allen, "Smile"
Razorlight, "America"
Sandi Thom, "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker"
Snow Patrol, "Chasing Cars"
Take That, "Patience"
Will Young, "All Time Love"

British Breakthrough Act
Corinne Bailey Rae
The Fratellis
James Morrison
The Kooks
Lily Allen

Best British Live Act
George Michael
Robbie Williams

Best International Male Solo Artist
Bob Dylan
Damien Rice
Jack Johnson
Justin Timberlake

Best International Female Solo Artist
Cat Power
Christina Aguilera
Nelly Furtado

Best International Group
The Flaming Lips
Gnarls Barkley
The Killers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Scissor Sisters

Best International Album
Bob Dylan, "Modern Times"
Gnarls Barkley, "St Elsewhere"
Justin Timberlake, "FutureSex/LoveSounds"
The Killers, "Sam's Town"
Scissor Sisters, "Ta-Dah"

International Breakthrough Act
Gnarls Barkley
The Raconteurs
Ray Lamontagne

Outstanding Contribution To Music

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