BRIT Awards 2016: BLUR nominated as Best British Band

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BRIT Awards 2016: BLUR nominated as Best British Band

Post by JAIME » 14 Jan 2016, 18:40

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Blur have been nominated in the Best British Group category at the 2016 BRIT Awards. :P

The "rivals" this time are Coldplay, Foals, 1d & Years and Years :roll:
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Post by tom_cas1 » 14 Jan 2016, 19:43

Should be a walk in the park, can't see those other mugs beating Blur to the award. At least I HOPE not.
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Post by northernmonkey » 14 Jan 2016, 20:28

I would love Blur to get this award but considering Coldplay are performing they will no doubt pick it up, even tho there new album is a joke, haven't done a good album since Rush of Blood to the Head. And don't get the love for Years & Years... In my opinion TMW should have had a nomination for best British album too.

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Post by tom_cas1 » 14 Jan 2016, 20:58

We've got to ask the question though, are the BRITS actually relevant? A poor mans Grammy Awards. The BRITS have been pointless for a while now, just an excuse for people to meet up and get pissed.
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Post by AdvertBreak » 14 Jan 2016, 21:59

The BRITs have never been relevant to be fair. Its an annual commercial piss up. Its not to say they haven't sometimes picked well over the years, but the nominations are, obviously, all big hit acts. (And in Blur's case, TMW was a number 1 album). It's not artistic merit, really, is it? Nominations for the best albums 1980-2010 at the Brits that year included No Jacket Required (not hating on that album, but its the dictionary definition of a huge seller that's reviled by many). Its a promotion opportunity to stock albums with 'BRIT Award Nominated' stickers.

Oh, and that album won Grammy of the Year. The Grammys themselves aren't much better, but they are much more interesting. They often get album of the year wrong, but its usually an interesting mix of nominations, sometimes quite random. And there's always more Grammys than what you see on TV. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance! Take that Brits!

But yeah. I'm just being cynical. But I live around people that think flashy 'awards' mean shit. Accolades from actual critics are always more interesting (even the shit ones).

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But having said all that, good luck Blur! :D :lol:

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Post by sara-m-a » 14 Jan 2016, 22:26

Excuse you brits awards??? where is TMW's nomination for best album?

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Post by 101reykjavik » 14 Jan 2016, 22:33

AB is right about the Brits, but I'll take the nomination nevertheless. If they win, I won't care that it's just an industry shindig.

And if they lose, I'll dismiss the whole thing as pointless.
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Post by northernmonkey » 14 Jan 2016, 23:23

Best album from Adele and Coldplay but no Blur? Adele's album has done well with the critics but nothing new but Coldplay reviews were pretty bad compared to the very positive reviews TMW got. My point is that maybe they should change the category name to 'best selling album' rather than 'best album'.

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Post by Seona Dancing » 15 Jan 2016, 02:26

Blur should win but won't win. They are head and shoulders above the other nominations. Will they even turn up for the award ceremony? Can't see Damon having too much time for that commercial nonsense

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Post by maffed » 15 Jan 2016, 14:10

A Head Full of Dreams was a really really really bad album! What a letdown
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Post by AstronomyD81 » 15 Jan 2016, 14:34

Coldplay instead Blur like best album?!..what a joke!!
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Post by simon james » 15 Jan 2016, 16:47

If Blur were to perform at the Brits. What song would you want them to play. I would love Go Out. They wouldn't know what hit them! :lol: :lol:

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Post by JAIME » 15 Jan 2016, 18:44

simon james wrote:If Blur were to perform at the Brits. What song would you want them to play. I would love Go Out. They wouldn't know what hit them! :lol: :lol:
Pyongyang (great Bowie-esque song)
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Post by Mark72 » 15 Jan 2016, 19:18

The Magic Whip should of got a nomination. I do hope they win best group! Good Luck blur!!

I did love watching the Brits in the '90s as it use to kick off every year (Jarvis vs Jacko, Chumba vs Prescott and dead sheep and firing a blank machine gun into the audience from the KLF!!)

It seem too tame nowadays. ;) :D
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simon james wrote:If Blur were to perform at the Brits. What song would you want them to play. I would love Go Out. They wouldn't know what hit them! :lol: :lol:
Pyongyang (great Bowie-esque song)
I'd like "thought I was a spaceman" that's Bowie-esque too.
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