The nerdy alternative Brit awards 2013.


So tomorrow is the Brit awards. I will be very drunk in a bar in Krakow when it is on so will post this the night before. The Brit’s as a teenager was one of the highlights of my year then I grew up and realised what a sack of shite most of it was. But as you might know if you have read here I am a bit of a musical nerd. So with my own charts published for years (Do read the link before to see how sad I am) It was only right that every year at the time of The Brit Awards I proudly proclaimed best album, best male, best female, best group and best newcomer. As you will see below I have certain fave groups that if they released baa baa black sheep would almost certainly win the award. So this year is the 24th year of The Faymondo music awards. Already looking ahead to the 25th anniversary next year I have booked the kitchen for the announcements and will be laying on a luxury spread from Sayers with free Desperado’s and M&S finest munchies. If you are interested you can register interest by emailing sad bastard@faymondo.com Tickets are limited and in the event of over subscription a ballot will take place !!!!! So in 1988 age just 14 the world was a very different place. My musical world would have been dominated by the few cassettes I could afford and whatever I got for chrimbo and my birthday. Fast forward 24 years to 2012 and not a cassette in sight, not even a CD in sight and amazingly just the odd download. The current musical trend of choice is to stream from Spotify. This just opens up a whole new world of music both new and old and so it is actually harder to dish out my awards this year. Added to that releases from traditional past fave bands The Christians, Deacon Blue and The Pet Shop Boys makes 2012 the greatest year in musical choice I have ever listened to. So its time to settle down as I reveal the shortlist of albums that was 2012 and some great albums from previous years I have found cant make the list such as Baby Huey’s “The Baby Huey Story”, Chris & Thomas “Land Of Sea”, Foster The People “Torches” and Nasher “A Lo Minimo” So here is Stuart Hall sorry Dave Lee Travis sorry Jim Davidson sorry Geoffrey from Rainbow (If Geoffrey gets nicked my childhood is truly shattered) to announce the nominated albums. 

King Creosote & John Hopkins Diamond Mine
Sean Rowe The Salesman And The Shark
Bobby Womack The Bravest Man In The Universe
Chris & Thomas Into The Sun
Deacon Blue The Hipsters
Madness Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da
Bill Fay Life Is People
Pet Shop Boys Elysium
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
The Destroyers Hole In The Universe
Plan B Ill Manors
Django Django Django Django
Huey & The New Yorkers Say It To My Face
Orbital Wonky
Habib Koite Brothers In Bamko
Maverick Sabre Lonely Are The Brave
Newton Faulkner Write It On Your Skin
The XX Coexist
Simian Mobile Disco Unpatterns
Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
The Lumineers The Lumineers
The Christians Speed Of Life
Dr John Locked Down
Michael Mayer Mantasy
Mumford And Sons Babel
Bettye Lavette Thankfull N’Thoughtful
Elbow Dead In The Boot

So as you see lots of albums to pick from to narrow down to give out the prestigious Faymondo Music Awards, or The Fay’s as they have been shortened to by the popular music press. So lets not waste any more time and reveal the winners and for the record past historical winners.

 BEST ALBUM WINNER BEST ALBUM RUNNER UP
1988 Raintown-DEACON BLUE The christians-THE CHRISTIANS
1989 When the world knows your name-DEACON BLUE Checkmate-ROGER CHRISTIAN
1990 Colour-THE CHRISTIANS In the blood-LONDONBEAT
1991 Fellow hoodlems-DEACON BLUE Seal-SEAL
1992 Happy in hell-THE CHRISTIANS Volume 3 just right-SOUL II SOUL
1993 Whatever you say,say nothing-DEACON BLUE Happy in hell-THE CHRISTIANS
1994 Our town-DEACON BLUE Very-PET SHOP BOYS
1995 Tuesday night music club-SHERYL CROW Seal (2) – SEAL
1996 Sheryl crow-SHERYL CROW Whats the story morning glory-OASIS
1997 Time for change-SOUL II SOUL Your cool mystery-GARRY CHRISTIAN
1998 The globe sessions-SHERYL CROW 5-LENNY KRAVITZ
1999 On how life is-MACY GRAY Beacoup fish-UNDERWORLD
2000 Sunset over london-JOOLS HOLLAND R/B’S ORCHESTRA The marshall mathers lp-EMINEM
2001 Homesick- DEACON BLUE Loco-FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS
2002 The Eminem Show-EMINEM Roland Gift-ROLAND GIFT
2003 Don’t give up on me-SOLOMON BURKE Prodigal Sons-THE CHRISTIANS
2004 How does it feel-GARRY CHRISTIAN Feels like Home-NORAH JONES
2005 Wildflower-SHERYL CROW Make do with what you got-SOLOMON BURKE
2006 Fundamental-PET SHOP BOYS Nashville-SOLOMON BURKE
2007 Dog House Music-SEASICK STEVE Overtones-JUST JACK
2008 Chronicles Of A Modern Life-HENRY PRIESTMAN I Started Out With Nothing And Still Got Most Of It Left-SEASICK STEVE
2009 Yes – PET SHOP BOYS All Night Cinema – JUST JACK
2010 Bittersweet Batch- JESSE DEE Tell Em What Your Name Is-  BLACK JOE LEWIS AND THE HONEYBEARS
2011 Build A Rocket Boys-ELBOW London Afrobeat Collective – LAC
2012 Ill Manors -PLAN B The Lumineers -THE LUMINEERS
BEST GROUP WINNER BEST GROUP RUNNER UP
1988 THE CHRISTIANS DEACON BLUE
1989 FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS DEACON BLUE
1990 THE CHRISTIANS LONDONBEAT
1991 BLACK DEACON BLUE
1992 SOUL II SOUL EN VOGUE
1993 THE CHRISTIANS DEACON BLUE
1994 DEACON BLUE PET SHOP BOYS
1995 SOUL II SOUL M PEOPLE
1996 OASIS PET SHOP BOYS
1997 SOUL II SOUL JAMIROQUAI
1998 FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS OASIS
1999 JAMIROQUAI UNDERWORLD
2000 JOOLS HOLLAND & RHYTHM/BLUES ORCHESTRA THE CHRISTIANS
2001 DEACON BLUE DAFT PUNK
2002 OASIS UNDERWORLD
2003 THE CHRISTIANS FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS
2004 JOOLS HOLLAND & RHYTHM/BLUES ORCHESTRA THE PRODIGY
2005 JAMIROQUAI FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS
2006 PET SHOP BOYS TRANSIT KINGS
2007 PINK MARTINI THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
2008 OASIS JEGSY DODD AND THE ORIGINAL SINNERS
2009 PET SHOP BOYS MCINTOSH ROSS
2010 MASSIVE ATTACK FAITHLESS
2011 ELBOW LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE   
2012 DEACON BLUE DJANGO DJANGO
BEST MALE BEST FEMALE
1988 MICHEAL JACKSON YAZZ
1989 ROGER CHRISTIAN MADONNA
1990 ROGER CHRISTIAN N/A
1991 SEAL MADONNA
1992 MICHEAL JACKSON MADONNA
1993 TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY MADONNA
1994 TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY N/A
1995 SEAL SHERYL CROW
1996 RICKY ROSS SHERYL CROW
1997 GARRY CHRISTIAN SHERYL CROW
1998 LENNY KRAVITZ SHERYL CROW
1999 JOSE PADILLA MACY GRAY
2000 EMINEM MADONNA
2001 N/A MACY GRAY
2002 EMINEM SHERYL CROW
2003 SOLOMON BURKE NORAH JONES
2004 GARRY CHRISTIAN NORAH JONES
2005 SOLOMON BURKE SHERYL CROW
2006 SOLOMON BURKE
2007 SEASICK STEVE NORAH JONES
2008 HENRY PRIESTMAN SHERYL CROW
2009 JUST JACK IMELDA MAY
2010 SOLOMON BURKE SHERYL CROW
2011 NOEL GALLAGHER & HIGH FLYING BIRDS BEVERLEY KNIGHT
2012 BILL FAY NORAH JONES
BEST NEWCOMER
1988 DEACON BLUE
1989 SOUL II SOUL
1990 LONDONBEAT
1991 THE FARM
1992 EN VOUGE
1993 STEREO MC’S
1994 THE GRID
1995 SHERYL CROW
1996 RICKY ROSS
1997 FINLAY QUAYE
1998 KAREN RAMIREZ
1999 JOSE PADILLA
2000 EMINEM
2001 XXXXXXXXXXXXX
2002 ROLAND GIFT
2003 SOLOMON BURKE (NEW TO ME) 
2004 DR JOHN (NEW TO ME)
2005 JOHN LEGEND
2006 JEGSY DODD
2007 SEASICK STEVE
2008 ROISIN MURPHY
2009 IMELDA MAY
2010 JESSE DEE 
2011 LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE
2012 THE DESTROYERS

So down with the kids and rap with a capital C takes best album and its a great film as well. Eternal favourites The Christians and The Pet Shop Boys release albums but for the first time don’t  get a sniff of an award. So just a year now until the 25th anniversary of “The Fay’s” I am off to grow up and go to Krakow. I say grow up only a little bit for two days on the ale.

Brit awards trophy

Peace

Fay x x x x

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