GregHorrorShow Music Awards 2009

It’s been a busy year for music, what with the 80’s revival marching on and the re-ermergence of pop here in the UK (though I’m sure some would say it’s never been away 🙂 )

Without further ado, here are the awards for 2009:

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BEST NEWCOMER

WINNER: La Roux

This was a pretty closely fought one actually, as Florence & The Machine also made a big splash in 2009. But in the end Elly Jackson and co. take the gong.

RUNNERS UP:

Florence & The Machine

Amazing Baby

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BEST VIDEO

WINNER: ‘Warriors Dance’ – The Prodigy

This Corin Hardy directed gem tell the story of three cigarette packets who start a rave in a shop with other packets – cause a fire and then escape leaving the rest of packets to dance in the flames. Brilliant.

RUNNERS UP:

‘Fire’ – Kasabian

‘Bulletproof’ – La Roux

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BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE

WINNER: La Roux (Koko – May 2009)

This was another tight one because Florence and Madeleine Peyroux were such fantastic performers but I had to give it to La Roux for the atmosphere as well as the performance. See my original write up HERE.

RUNNERS UP:

Florence & The Machine (Bloomsbury Ballroom – May 2009)

Madeliene Peyroux (Barbican – April 2009)

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BEST COMPILATION ALBUM

WINNER: ‘Motown 50’ (Motown)

Motown. What a label. It’s not until you sit down and listen to these stunning tracks that you realise just how good these bands were: Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Commodores and many many more. Most definitely worth checking out.

RUNNERS UP:

‘The Boat That Rocked’ OST (Mercury)

‘Common People – Brit Pop: The Story’ (Universal)

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BEST REMIX

WINNER: ‘In For The Kill’ (Let’s Get Skreamy Remix) – La Roux

Another award for La Roux although the credit here goes solely to Skreamy, who creates a dark electro tinged version of the band’s Top 10 hit ‘In For The Kill’. The entire thing leads to a breakbeat in the last minute which is superb.

RUNNERS UP:

‘Rabbit Heart’ (Jamie T Remix) – Florence & The Machine

‘Starry Eyed’ (Jakwob Remix) – Ellie Goulding

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GREGHORRORSHOW’S ONE TO WATCH FOR 2010

WINNER: Jonathan Jeremiah

Another tough one to choose as the runners up are so good as well. But Jonathan Jeremiah takes it for having a voice the like of which I haven’t heard in a long time. It reminds me of people like Neil Diamond and Jonathan Edwards. Check out his myspace for more.

RUNNERS UP:

Pete Lawrie

Ellie Goulding

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BEST SINGLE

WINNER: ‘Bulletproof’ – La Roux

‘Bulletproof’ is one of those great songs that you just can’t get out of your head. Whether it’s the verse or the chorus, I found it stuck in my cranium more times than I care to remember and the fact that I didn’t mind says a lot about it.

RUNNERS UP:

‘Warriors Dance’ – The Prodigy

‘Daniel’ – Bat For Lashes

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BEST ALBUM

WINNER: ‘La Roux’ – La Roux

Chock full of great tunes and that includes the stuff that hasn’t been released as singles, La Roux’s debut album was one that didn’t leave my car stereo for the majority of the summer. Whether or not La Roux end up being one hit wonders (which I hope doesn’t happen) this is an album that is a fantastic listen.

RUNNERS UP:

‘Invaders Must Die’ – The Prodigy

‘Two Suns’ – Bat For Lashes

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BEST ARTIST

WINNER: La Roux

Couldn’t really be anyone else after taking best single and best album… so La Roux make it a clean sweep, taking the award for best artist of 2009. It takes a lot to win me over so much but a great album, strong singles and a brilliant gig certainly did the trick!

RUNNERS UP:

Florence & The Machine

The Prodigy

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So there we go, music is done and dusted – only the big hitters left: TV, Film and Games!

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