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Q Magazine: Surely the most pointless music rag on Earth?

by | 22nd, October 2012

AWARD ceremonies aren’t anything to get excited about, unless you’re winning something. Notably, Q Magazine is a torch bearer for everything bad in music, namely, back-slapping and looking backward. And their awards underline that and how!

Winning this year, were the not-at-all-current Britpop bands Pulp and Blur as well as Muse (prog revivalists), Underworld (irrelevant since Beaucoup Fish), Emeli Sande (Radio 2 on legs) and further prizes going to Bobby Womack for album of the year and something for Dionne Warwick (hard to knock Dionne in fairness).

“It’s been the most incredible year for British music,” said Q Magazine’s editor Andrew Harrison, ignoring most of the music that actually came out this year and certainly ignoring loads of bands that broke in 2012 save Django Dango.

Elsewhere, Dexys Midnight Runners, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Manic Street Preachers, Keane and Brandon Flowers won things, which is as irritating as it is baffling.

Here’s a full list of winners, most of whom are about as cutting edge as the cassettes they all released singles on.

Best actually new act Django Django
Best track Plan B,

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