Thursday, 23 February 2017

Pop goes the BRITS

Little Mix on stage at the Brits

Watching the annual music celebration the Brits what was evident was how there was a distinct lack of alternative/rock acts.It was a total commercial state of affairs with most of the awards and performances going to pop acts such as little mix and one direction haven't they disbanded?The one exception was the 2 awards to david bowie and the Global Award to Adele - well deserved. Even the live performances were bland aimeless pop including little mix katy perry, robbie and ed sheeran with Bruno Mars just about hitting the spot.The only departure from this theme was mercury prize winning skepta who tried to fit as many swear words in the song before he could be beeped out. The other thing that was missing was controversy the Brits are known for the odd bit of naughtiness including the Jarvis Cocker incident when he mooned michael jackson and who can forget Madonnas dress malfunction to name a few but this time round there was a safe pair of hands in Dermot o Leary and Emma Willis who were just too clean cut for this gig.Everything was kept to script and jokes if any were kept to a minimum.In fact there was nothing that stood out even Noel Gallagher was on his best behaviour it was the complete opposite of former years when rock acts reigned supreme as in 2015 it was a good night for the Brits with Royal blood's storming performance and British band award win. Tonight this went to the 1975 who call me cynical are just regurgitating 1980s sounds whilst trying to sound modern and relevant.
Stormzy and Ed Sheeran

Of course as 2016 was the year where some prominent artists passed  this was a time to pay tribute to them,Chris martin's tribute to George Michael was wet and off key at best compared to Adele's emotional powerful performance at the Grammy's. Sure she messed up at first but what followed was stunning. Coldplays not so secret collaboration with Chainsmokers was quite ordinary as well. Am I the only one who thinks that Coldplay have lost their authenticity The British signalled how mainstream everything was with rock or alternative music taking a backseat.Kudos to Rag n Bone man who won critics choice award and best British breakthrough he is a unique talent primed for big things and it would have been great to see him perform will have to wait til Parklife for that.

Some advice to the organisers for next year the Brits need to review this years carcrash of a ceremony and add some good quality music  live peformances and not be afraid to take risks.even if they have to bring back 'Ant and Dec' to host it at least they were off the cuff not scripted

British music is all about being bold adventurous and fun thats why we love it

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