It’s horrible. Sorry. I hate to criticise on here, but this is just nonsense. Proof that not even two music powerhouses like Beyonce and Andre 3000 can match Amy Winehouse at any level. Just my opinion.
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The BRIT Award nominations have been announced for 2013, and are as follows. I usually highlight who I think will win every year but I really couldn’t guess this year, so here’s the list- you decide! The winners are announced at the O2 Arena in London on February 20th.
Mastercard British Album Of The Year
- Emeli Sande – ‘Our Version Of Events’
- Mumford & Sons – ‘Babel’
- Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’
- Plan B – ‘iLL Manors’
- Paloma Faith – ‘Fall To Grace’
Best British Single with Capital FM
- Adele – ‘Skyfall’
- Alex Clare – ‘Too Close’
- Coldplay & Rihanna – ‘Princess of China’
- DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora – ‘Hot Right Now’
- Emeli Sande - ‘Next To Me’
- Florence & The Machine – ‘Spectrum’
- James Arthur – ‘Impossible’
- Jessie J – ‘Domino’
- Labrinth Feat. Emeli Sandé – ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’
- Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida ‘Troublemaker’
- Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘R.I.P.’
- Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’
- Robbie Williams – ‘Candy’
- Rudimental Feat. John Newman – ‘Feel The Love’
- Stooshe – ‘Black Heart’
Best Live Act
- The Rolling Stones
- The Vaccines
- Mumford & Sons
British Male Solo Artist
- Calvin Harris
- Olly Murs
- Ben Howard
- Richard Hawley
- Plan B
British Female Solo Artist
- Bat For Lashes
- Amy Winehouse
- Emeli Sande
- Paloma Faith
- Jessie Ware
- One Direction
- Mumford & Sons
- Jessie Ware
- Jake Bugg
- Rita Ora
- Ben Howard
- Alabama Shakes
- The Script
- The Killers
- The Black Keys
International Male Solo Artist
- Bruce Springsteen
- Michael Buble
- Frank Ocean
- Jack White
International Female Solo Artist
- Taylor Swift
- Alicia Keys
- Cat Power
- Lana Del Rey
British Producer Of The Year
- Damon Albarn
- Jake Gosling
- Paul Epworth
- Tom Odell
Special Recognition Award
- War Child
Nas and Amy Winehouse seemed to have an unusual partnership that worked pretty well, so it’s not surprising that he will give ticket proceeds from his March 19th 2013 show at the O2 Arena to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Support from Meek Mill. Nice.
That almighty bastion of British radio that champions the new and interesting, Radio 6 released a ‘Music Live’ double-CD compilation to celebrate ten years of live music at the station yesterday. I was planning on doing a quick review over the weekend but as the last four days have been sent from hell I’ve only managed to muster some energy to fully enjoy this now.
You just can’t beat a great band singing a classic song in somewhere as intimate as a radio booth. There’s entries on this compilation from established greats such as Elbow, Amy Winehouse, Beck, Goldfrapp, Friendly Fires, Groove Armada and Manic Street Preachers. But there’s also an equally impressive selection of fresh new talent coming from the likes of Lana Del Rey, Foster The People, First Aid Kit and Michael Kiwanuka.
Overall the compilation blends effortlessly, and would have been ideal garden-listening had the weather been good. Highlights are of course Amy Winehouse’s live rendition of ‘Stronger Than Me’ and Friendly Fires’ ‘Paris’- two gorgeous songs that really stand their own in an intimate setting. Check out the album right here!
I was a massive fan of Tyler James upon his debut back in 2004. Sadly, I was one of a minority and shortly after his debut album ‘Unlikely Lad’ (which featured Amy Winehouse pre- Back to Black era), the chap disappeared.
Fast forward to 2012 and he comes back to the public eye as a contestant on The Voice UK. He didn’t win, but in a strange way it seemed like a blessing- the girl who did hardly made any impact.
Still, Tyler got re-signed, and this is his born-again debut. I wasn’t expecting much if truth be told, but I’ve fallen back in love with that voice within seconds. The song’s huge- I really hope he takes off and gets the recognition he deserves.
I managed to catch a short set by Bo Saris last night at Proud Camden in London. There’s a lot of Amy Winehouse in his sound, which is a only a good thing in my books. Looking forward to hearing more from this guy. If you get a chance to see him live you have to go!
… since the beautifully talented Ms Winehouse left us. Sometimes it’s still hard to believe. RIP Amy.
Nas is back with a new record that has this track featuring the late Amy Winehouse. Reminiscent of ‘Like Smoke‘, which was included in Winehouse’s posthumous album. Miss you Amy.
Probably track of the week- this is Bearcat and she makes some really good soul. It made me sad a little though, as it sent me back to memories of hearing Amy Winehouse for the first times. Anyway, check her out. Please. She’s great. Check out here.
So everyone’s doing their lists for 2011. They’re fun to read but a nightmare to compile, so I thought I’d shake it up a bit with my list by using some really rather pointless categories.
2011′s Most Painfully Cool
Woodkid - This is one of those ‘hidden loves’ I have who I don’t really blog about because I want to enjoy for myself. Kinda selfish it sounds but it’s only because if I do blog about them I just won’t stop… Friendly Fires being an example. Anyway, anything Woodkid touches turns to gold.
2011′s Best Second Album
Friendly Fires - Pala. Second albums are so hard to get right but Friendly Fires had no trouble coming back with a piece of genius.
2011′s Best Album To Fall In Love To
Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia. Patrick Wolf has one of the most devoted set of followers for any musician that I know in the UK. I have a few records of his, but this is by far the standout album that he’s produced to date. Just because the story behind it is so simple- he fell in love. And the songs that feature are a pure joy to listen to.
2011′s Most Underrated Album
Alex Clare - Lateness Of The Hour. Produced by Diplo and mixing some really heart-stopping beats with a raw voice and big lyrics, it’s just stunning from start to finish. I really hope it picks up in 2012 because this record is just too good to not be heard.
2011′s Most Bittersweet Album
Amy Winehouse – Lionness. You may know that I am a huge fan of the late Winehouse. So when this was released last month I was stunned at how some of the songs which had already been released sounded so different when arranged the way Winehouse actually wanted. It’s a beautiful record, but I really hope her estate releases more.
2011′s Most Addictive Track
M83 – Midnight City. This track makes you feel like a kid running around in the dark pretending to be a space hero or something. It’s amazing.
2011′s Biggest Pisstake
Ed Sheeran – ‘+’. I know people love this kid to bits, but I physically wanted to snap his album in half when I brought it. It was without doubt one of the wettest, most boring pieces of music I’ve had to make myself listen to. Which is a shame because I was really excited about the talent. And they definitely went overboard with the ginger- an orange album and having that Harry Potter kid play him in a music video gets a bit sickly after a while.
2011′s Most Anticipated Debut
Penguin Prison – Penguin Prison. This chap’s been causing a stir on the blogs for a couple of years now and his debut album came out a few months back. Most of the songs have already been out, but there’s something about hearing them in full set that makes the ears very satisfied.
2011′s Most Welcome Return
Man Like Me. One of my favourite bands by a mile, purely because of the genius behind their sillyness, Man Like Me released some new material this year that got me a bit excited.
2011′s Most Interesting Lyric To Come Out Of A Rap
Childish Gambino – Freaks & Geeks: “An elephant never forgets, so my dick remembers everything”.
Out next week (5th December), here’s a preview of all the tracks featured on the Hidden Treasures album along with stories of how they came about.
This is the official tribute video for the new Amy Winehouse single. It’s sad and lovely at the same time, and makes you realise how much of a talent was lost. The album’s out next month.
I got the same knots in my stomach when I watched Lianne La Havas’ performance on Jools Holland as I did when I heard Amy Winehouse and Corinne Bailey Rae for the first times. And it’s such a good feeling to have. Im so happy that this talent is around- in me you have a fan! There’s no question that this lady will invade the charts. Check out here.