Well an hour to go until the brits, and here’s my preview. Bear in mind that if you have read any of my previous blogs, you will know how poor a tipster I am.
International breakthrough act: Gnarls Barkley, Orson, The Raconteurs, Ray Lamontagne, Wolfmother.- Gnarls Barkley for producing the single of last year in “Crazy”, though The Raconteurs might just sneak it.
International album: Bob Dylan - Modern Times, Gnarls Barkley - St Elsewhere, Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds, The Killers - Sam's Town, Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah. -Probably the Killers to win this one. You know, I got this album at Christmas, and I still haven’t heard it…
International group: The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Scissor Sisters – Strong list here, with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers winning here.
International male solo artist: Beck, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, Justin Timberlake. International female solo artist: Beyoncé, Cat Power, Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, Pink. – Hmmm, bit of a toughie these two. Of the males, it will be between Justin & Jack Johnson. In the Females, it will probably be Nelly for her 2 big singles last year. “She’s a man-eater/make you work hard…”
British live act: George Michael, Guillemots, Kasabian, Muse, Robbie Williams. – Kasabian or Muse, Kasabian or Muse, hmmm, Muse I think. Their show at the Reading Festival still has music hacks in raptures.
British breakthrough act: Corinne Bailey Rae, The Fratellis, James Morrison, The Kooks, Lily Allen. – Bit of a weak category this one, therefore not the easiest to predict. I’d like to see The Fratellis or The Kooks win, though sod’s law dictates that Lilly Allen will win.
British single: The Feeling - Fill My Little World, Razorlight - America, Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars, Take That - Patience, Will Young - All Time Love. I think we know what I think of this lot. America is the best song here, but is not my pick of best single.
British male solo artist: James Morrison, Jarvis Cocker, Lemar, Paolo Nutini, Thom Yorke. British female solo artist: Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamelia, Lily Allen, Nerina Pallot – Down to the blue ribband awards now. Best British male, should be Jarvis, just for writing that song that disses the organizers of Live 8, though Lemar would be a good winner. Best Female will be Lily Allen.
British group: Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Muse, Razorlight, Snow Patrol – For the year they have had, it should be Arctic Monkeys. The other bands had a good year too buy it has to be the Arctic’s.
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 & Revelations, Snow Patrol - Eyes Open. Again, the Arctic Monkeys to storm this one, though I would like to see the Muse album win
See you later