- Coldplay X & Y
- Gorillaz Demon Days
- James Blunt Back To Bedlam
- Kaiser Chiefs Employment
- Kate Bush Aerial
I would have chosen between Kate Bush and Coldplay, so the fact that Coldplay won is not a problem.
Coldplay – X&Y, I didn’t think I was going to like X&Y, because I didn’t like the Single ‘Fix you’. Victoria was going to buy the album for me, so I thought; what the heck, and bought it. I really really like it! It’s worthy of all the praise handed to it.
Kate Bush – Aerial, is also fantastic. Typical oddness beautifully done. I read the lyrics before listening, and thought it was going to be crap. How can you have a song about ‘PI’ where the number is recited throughout it? Or singing about washing machines ‘Mrs Bartolozzi’? But the album is Kate Bush at her best, just wonderfully done. There are two discs for the album. The first seems a more random arrangement of songs, whereas the second seems to be put together with some relationship. That said ‘A Coral Room’ on CD1 is just gorgeous.
Kaiser Chiefs – Employment, on the other hand is pants. It does have some great songs on it, ie: all the ones that have been released as singles so far. ‘Everyday I Love You Less and Less’, ‘I Predict A Riot’, ‘Oh My God’, and ‘Na Na Na Na Naa’… but that’s it, all the rest are dull dull dull…
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO
KT Tunstall took this one, which from the nominees I won’t argue with.
KT Tunstall – Eye to the Telescope. Love this. Fantastic album. Not a bad track on it. She at times reminds me of other artists, but hell there is no crime in that. Well put together album.
Jack Johnson took International break Through Artist.
Madonna picked up International Femal Solo Artist.
Madonna – Confessions on a Dance Floor, I thought I was going to hate this one. When it was first released I listened to some of the tracks on MSN Music and didn’t take to it at all. So I was going to give it a miss, but Victoria gave it to me. I love it! There is only one dodgy track on it; ‘Push’, which I think is terrible and therefore so out of place.The Brits Awards, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Kate Bush, KT Tunstall, Jack Johnson, John Martyn, Madonna
The Brits Awards, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Kate Bush, KT Tunstall, Jack Johnson, John Martyn, Madonna