Monday, 6 October 2008

Q Magazine Awards 2008

Q Magazine has yet again hit another low with this years awards.

If Keane's 'Spiralling' was not bad enough as the "best track" (ok, it's a grower but there are many better songs this year by far), Coldplay scooped the best album for the hopeless Viva La Vida! Seriously? Innovation In Sound (whatever that is supposed to be) went to Massive Attack instead of Sigur Rós. And four (because three is just not enough) "lifetime achievement" type awards for Adam Ant, Grace Jones, Glen Campbell and David Gilmore.

The only saves are awards for The Last Shadow Puppets and Duffy. Predictable yet deserved.



The er...winners...

Best New Act:
The Last Shadow Puppets

Breakthrough Artist:
Duffy

Best Track:
Spiralling - Keane

Best Video:
A-Punk - Vampire Weekend

Q Classic Songwriter:

John Mellencamp

Q Classic Song:

Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf

Q Inspiration:
Cocteau Twins

Q Legend:
Glen Campbell

Best Live Act:
Kaiser Chiefs

Best Album:
Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Q Innovation In Sound:
Massive Attack

Q Icon:

Adam Ant

Q Idol:
Grace Jones

Q Outstanding Contribution To Music:

David Gilmour

Best Act In The World Today:
Coldplay