The Streets lead Ivor nominations

iGav

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I simply cannot emphasise just how tragically crap The Streets are, both musically and lyrically.

They're so unbelievably crap that I honestly though they were some sort of pi$$ take of a pi$$ take.

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Koodauw

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I've gotten in a few arguements over this before, and I just like to say that the Strees are TERRIBLE. Words can not describe that crap that they spew.
 
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tombo

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I'm with BV

I like The Streets, I love both albums.

It's very UK, so it seems that many of our friends from the US don't 'get it.' But having said that, most people in the UK are split too :)
- bit like Marmite, perhaps..?

I think the nomination for 'Dry Your Eyes Mate' is pretty weak. It's the song that's had the most airplay of all of Mike Skinner's songs, yet it's the most atypical of his style. I hope Keane win against that song.

But I hope he wins the other one. The Streets are a fabulous example of the brilliant and diverse music we have here.
 
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MOFS

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tombo said:
I like The Streets, I love both albums.

It's very UK, so it seems that many of our friends from the US don't 'get it.' But having said that, most people in the UK are split too :)
- bit like Marmite, perhaps..?

I think the nomination for 'Dry Your Eyes Mate' is pretty weak. It's the song that's had the most airplay of all of Mike Skinner's songs, yet it's the most atypical of his style. I hope Keane win against that song.

But I hope he wins the other one. The Streets are a fabulous example of the brilliant and diverse music we have here.
I thought "Fit but don't ya know it" is their/best one - good to see the record industry not just going for the same old bricks in the wall... :p
 
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brap

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*retch*

Still... makes a change from Dildo giving the music press erections. If I'm to listen to crappy contemporary (ish) music, I'd go for Audio Bullys :eek:
 
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Vector

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I like The Streets

Maybe it is because i live in america and stuff like The Streets never gets any play here so it doesnt get old.

I liked both of the albums and the lyrics are very good when compared to the crap that most other rappers spew.

Dizzie Rascal, Madvillian, and MF Doom are also pretty good.
 
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Whigga Spitta

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I find Skinner entertaining and talented and I felt that A Grand Don't Come For Free was a great concept album. As an American though, it's hard to see any of those songs being singles...?

On another note, I noticed Eric Prydz also got a nomination. Wicked.
 
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Abstract

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Oh good, I like the Streets.

However, these awards seem crap. I mean, How can the "Best Song Musically and Lyrically" not also be nominated for "Best Contemporary Song"???

And some of the nominations are bad as well. I hope Skinner isn't grouped alongside these guys. He's more talented than them.

However, I can see why people don't like him.
 
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MacRy

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iGav said:
I simply cannot emphasise just how tragically crap The Streets are, both musically and lyrically.

They're so unbelievably crap that I honestly though they were some sort of pi$$ take of a pi$$ take.

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I'm with you iGav. I can't believe the hype that they receive considering just how inanely dreadful they are. I'm afraid that the Steets boat left me on the shore with a puzzled look on my face, waving forlornly.
 
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aloofman

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I take it that the Ivors are similar to the Grammys over here?

If so, then it would be no surprise that the nominees suck. I've watched the Grammys once in the last 20 years because there's never anyone on that I want to see perform or honored.

I think that 95% of the time, whoever is being ultra-marketed will get the awards. It's up to you to search for music that doesn't suck.
 
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Blue Velvet

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aloofman said:
I take it that the Ivors are similar to the Grammys over here?

If so, then it would be no surprise that the nominees suck. I've watched the Grammys once in the last 20 years because there's never anyone on that I want to see perform or honored.

I think that 95% of the time, whoever is being ultra-marketed will get the awards. It's up to you to search for music that doesn't suck.

No, not similar to the Grammys.

The Ivor Novello awards are "awarded each year by the record industry to song writers and arrangers rather than the performing artistes. (Wikipedia)
 
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iGav

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I can't believe the hype that they receive considering just how inanely dreadful they are. I'm afraid that the Steets boat left me on the shore with a puzzled look on my face, waving forlornly.
Exacly how I feel, when I was 'blessed' with catching one of their videos on MTV2 I was absolutely certain that it was some kind of pi$$ take until it slowly dawned that they weren't actually being ironic. :eek:

And when that bloke in the white behind us lot queing was clocking onto you to it
I had to admit that yea yea you are fit and I do want it
But I stopped sharkin a minute to get chips and drinks
Definitely worthy of an Ivor Novello award for lyrics :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Beyond crap.
 
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yellow

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A good friend of mine is a totally music aficionado, and somehow he fell in love with The Streets. I got "Fit But You Know It" and it took me at LEAST 10 times through before I started to enjoy it. Partially because my American ear doesn't deal well with the accent (cockney?), partially because it's really stupid. Eventually I was OK with the song, but then I got "Don't Mug Yourself" and as a former electronica fan, this rated as complete crap to me. So thus ended my interest in The Streets. I fear what doors to talentless jackasses this will open..
 
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cr2sh

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Yes, the lyrics are crap.

Yes, the songs are garbage.

But, it does have a bit of a vibe to it.

I dig it.

Yo.
 
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