Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Some sanity, at last

ooh, a shiny trophyHooray for popjustice - the "influential" "pop music" "blog" done by Peter Robinson, who also writes for the Guardian and the NME and Attitude.

Every year, the website goes head-to-head with the bloated corporate nonsense of the Mercury Prize with its own award ceremony - the Popjustice £20 Music Prize.

Held on the same night as the Mercury ceremony, it gives £20, cash, to the creators of the year's best pop single. It is normally won by Girls Aloud.

This year's shortlist was coincidentally announced this morning. It bizarrely features several artists from the 'other' shortlist. But, more importantly, it provides respite for the acts who were cruelly overlooked for the Mercury prize. And Matt Willis out of Busted.

  • Biology - Girls Aloud
  • DARE - Gorillaz
  • Destroy Everything You Touch - Ladytron
  • I Said Never Again (But Here We Are) - Rachel Stevens
  • Number One - Goldfrapp
  • Over & Over - Hot Chip
  • Push The Button - Sugababes
  • Smile - Lily Allen
  • Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
  • Up All Night - Matt Willis
  • Valentine - The Delays
  • Who Am I? - Will Young

    No prizes for guessing the winner. (Hint: it will not be Hot Chip).

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