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2008 Brit Award Winners

2008-02-22 05:24
Picks of the Brit Pack
British male solo artist: Mark Ronson
We said: "Ronson’s cocktail bar cover ‘versions’ of Coldplay, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, The Smiths and Britney Spears are funky, but he isn’t Beck."
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British female solo artist: Kate Nash
We said: Some singer-songwriters rhyme for a "start" with "heart". Kate Nash rhymes it with "tart".
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British group: Arctic Monkeys
British album: Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare

British breakthrough act: Mika
. Winner chosen by BBC Radio 1 listeners. We said: "Imagine: a sound crafted by Lennon and McCartney, delivered by Freddie Mercury..."
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British live act: Take That
Winner chosen by BBC Radio 2 listeners. 'nuff said.
British single: Take That "Shine"
Voted for by the public. 'nuff said.
International male solo artist: Kanye West
We said: "He pushes the mainstream hip hop envelope even further by tapping into some European slow motion techno beats."
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International female solo artist: Kylie Minogue
We said: What is it about Kylie that has guys going gaga and girls going "grrr!"?
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International group: Foo Fighters
International album: Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
We said: "A bipolar blend of unfussy post-grunge anthems and intimate acoustic ballads."
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Critics' Choice Award: Adele
We said: "If she were a Mr. Potato Head, Adele would have Lily Allen's spunkiness, Amy Winehouse's soulfulness and Joss Stone's huskiness."
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Outstanding contribution to music: Sir Paul McCartney
We said: "Aside from ageing critics from Rolling Stone magazine, who really cares if Paul MCartney ever writes another song as quintessentially cool as "Live and Let Die"?
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An ageing boy band hailed as best live act. Surprise, surprise some lager rock louts win best group. Then, a singer songwriter (ups)tart scores the solo female award and a camp disco pop nostalgist is announced as best newcomer. Yep, only in England.


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