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AIBU regarding BRITS?

(61 Posts)
MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:14:47

I am 23..

I am twenty fucking three.


Seriously, who are "The XX"? Are they "The Double-X"? Are they "The Ex-Ex"? Are they "The Two-Ex's"?!?! And Ben Howard?! WHO?! I thought he was the comedian off Mock the Week! And who on earth was that idiot 90's bloke who was nominated for the award Ben Howard one, because honestly - the Gallagher Brothers should sue him for blatant imitation. Couldn't sound more Oasis if he tried.

I'm not being unreasonable, am I?! Unless it's for "Breakthrough Artist" or "Up and Coming", unless people like me have heard of you, you shouldn't even be nominated. And just because I have no fuckign idea who these people are, does not mean I need to be put out to pasture. Right?! RIGHT?!?!


Mawgatron Wed 20-Feb-13 21:28:26

I bloody love the xx, as does my husband. I'm 29 and he's 38.

PrincessOfChina Wed 20-Feb-13 21:28:53

I honestly don't believe you have listened to Radio 1 at all in the last year if you are ignorant as to who Emeli Sande, Ben Howard and Alt-J are.

D0oinMeCleanin Wed 20-Feb-13 21:29:40

i've never heard of them either, apart from taylor swift and carly rae jepson, who dd1 tortures me with, most popular music passes me by.

i don't often listen to radio or watch music channels. i prefer my ipod, occasionally dd1 will send me music i like or i spot an artist being talked about a lot or linked to here and it goes on ipod.

MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:30:29

I know Emeli Sande! Give me a little credit!

Dawndonna Wed 20-Feb-13 21:30:31

Just to upset you further, my dh (42) is the spit of Dave Grohl!

MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:31:10


I just didn't know it was him doing it!

HighBrows Wed 20-Feb-13 21:33:12

I do have one teen and two pre-teens and not one of them have my fine taste in music smile

ceeveebee Wed 20-Feb-13 21:34:13

My 15 mo twins LOVE the XX. Although they prefer a bit of jimmy cliff truth be told.

D0oinMeCleanin Wed 20-Feb-13 21:35:26

my pre teen has sent me the lyrics to call me maybe in four different languages hmm

HighBrows Wed 20-Feb-13 21:36:39

Ceeveebee your twins have great taste in music!

MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:38:51




ceeveebee Wed 20-Feb-13 21:39:30

Yes they do, it's in their genes!
I must admit I wouldn't be able to tell you the names of any one direction or taylor swift songs but I have at least heard of them.

WorraLiberty Wed 20-Feb-13 21:41:03


Just sayin grin

HighBrows Wed 20-Feb-13 21:41:47

LOL you like Bublé, that's your problem, you are listening to awful cheesy tunes....

I do like him being interviewed though, he's very personable.

MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:42:54

Hey, nothing wrong with Bublé! I like my Rizzle Kicks too y'know wink

HighBrows Wed 20-Feb-13 21:43:45

LOL Margrat you have crap taste in music! You and your generation!

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 20-Feb-13 21:44:09

Dd is 11 and doesn't know who half of them are.

HighBrows Wed 20-Feb-13 21:44:11

*crap should read questionable...


MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:46:41

I don't HAVE a "taste" in music, that's my downfall.

I will honestly listen to everything. I love showtunes, rap,classical, rock, classic rock, funk, pop, grunge, metal, acoustic, christian rock, country... the list could go on! The only thing I'm against is the really monotonous thud-thud-thud club music, but even then I've got some exceptions!

Stopsittingonyoursister Wed 20-Feb-13 21:50:20

I turned the TV on, saw someone I thought was Michael Buble performing, James Corden announced that it was Justin Timberlake, and I had to turn the show off in disgust at my own ignorance.

I am 34 and have listened to Radio 2 for far too long, obviously.

HighBrows Wed 20-Feb-13 21:50:57

For what it's worth I'm not watching!!!

YokoUhOh Wed 20-Feb-13 21:56:16

The Jessie Ware album is lush, it really is worth a listen. DH put it on just after DS was born and I sobbed the whole way through <hormonal>

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Wed 20-Feb-13 21:56:56

YANBU. I'm also 23 and haven't bleeding clue. Heard of about half of the people you've mentioned couldn't successfully match up a song to an artist though, but to be honest, I don't care! I like music, I'll listen to what is on, and that's where my relationship with it ends!

I am reserving brain space for other things, like where I've put my keys, whether or not I switched the hob off and where my house is. These things are already too crowded out! grin

jamdonut Wed 20-Feb-13 21:57:25

I loooooove Muse and I'm gutted they didn't get best British Live Act. Why Coldplay,why???sad Oh and I'm 48. Haven't heard of Ben Howard, but heard of most of the rest. Can't bear One Direction,though.

whateveritakes Wed 20-Feb-13 22:02:19

Arrrrghhhhhhhh!!! FTF are they doing to " One way or Another".

Please please stop them "Nah nah nah"

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