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?!?!


MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:15:21

*won, not one! That'll teach me...

ceeveebee Wed 20-Feb-13 21:17:40

Don't you have a radio?!?
I'm 37 and have heard of all of these and have some of their albums. It's the Brits - probably the most commercialised awards after the smash hits party (which you also won't have heard of coz you're too young) grin

catus Wed 20-Feb-13 21:19:09

Blimey! You're really angry about this, aren't you?
I have no idea if you are U or not, though.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Wed 20-Feb-13 21:19:11

My 8 yr old DS insists on having Radio One on in the car when we are out and about. He then sings along to whatever is on the radio. I have NO idea who the artists are or what they are singing - DS knows all the words.

YANBU for not knowing who is who at the Brits, but you are being VU for being EXACTLY HALF MY BLOODY AGE!

I thought they were called the XS blush

I'm 25 btw

MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:20:02

I listen to Radio One on occasion - that's my point! I try and make the effort to keep "in wiv da yoof of toodaii" or however the young ones say it now, but I still have no bleeding clue.

I give up. I bloody well give up lol.

Sadandslovenly Wed 20-Feb-13 21:20:14

Thank GOD for that...thought it was me and the fact that I'm prehistoric 43!

Dawndonna Wed 20-Feb-13 21:21:02

I'm so sorry, I'm 54 and I've heard of them.

thebody Wed 20-Feb-13 21:21:21

I am sorry I am 44 and far too cool to speak to you dearie..

See my post re one direction and Blondie..

I am too cool for school/ care home..

HighBrows Wed 20-Feb-13 21:21:26

I really like the XX (20 in Roman numerals)
I'm 37! I know stuff about music though!

MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:21:36

Well I know all the "important" people like Rihanna and Olly Murs and One Direction and all sorts, and I love Mumford and Sons, but some of these bands are a bit hmm

And Catus - I'm irritated. Mildly. Simply because I'm being made to feel like I'm a hundred years old by a stupid TV show grin

The XX won the mercury prize a couple of years ago. I despise popular music and even I know that.

Figgygal Wed 20-Feb-13 21:21:59

Im with you!!
I have never heard of Ben Howard in my life

HorizonFocus Wed 20-Feb-13 21:22:34

Nothing to do with age, totally about attitude.
I am 34 and have heard of all of them.

ihatethecold Wed 20-Feb-13 21:23:08

I'm nearly 40 and love Ben Howard. Alt j and Jesse ware.
Have heard of all the people on there grin

TomArchersSausage Wed 20-Feb-13 21:24:26

Anything involving James Corden and Muse on the same stage is worth avoiding.

squeakytoy Wed 20-Feb-13 21:25:42

I am 43 and have heard of them all...

HighBrows Wed 20-Feb-13 21:25:56

Once upon a time I used to love Muse... now I don't.

MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:26:09

I love Muse... have loved them for years!

I'll just have to bone up on all these artists. Only trouble is, next year it's going to repeat itself!

squeakytoy Wed 20-Feb-13 21:27:16

and Dave Grohl is on now, which is worth watching anything for... grin

MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:27:25

I'm assuming all of the <ahem> older people have teenagers who rave about this stuff? Correct me if I'm wrong though!

I don't think my 18-month-old is going to start spouting about how good Jessie Ware is!

CaptainMartinCrieff Wed 20-Feb-13 21:27:27

You're not alone. Although I am older than you at 35.

MagratOfStolat Wed 20-Feb-13 21:27:48

Squeaky - I laaahhhhhve Dave Grohl. He's deelish. Omnomnom.

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"

whateveritakes Wed 20-Feb-13 22:03:45

sorry "teenage kicks" bloody hell that was BADDDD

Catchingmockingbirds Wed 20-Feb-13 22:07:54

Yanbu, I'm 25 and have no clue either, and I listen to the radio a lot.

exexpat Wed 20-Feb-13 22:09:05

I'm 45 and I've heard of all of them. Seen quite a few live too. I listen to 6 music, have a teenage son I go to festivals with, a music-writer nephew who tells us about cool bands (I was listening to Alt-J for months before the album came out), and 10yo DD regularly inflicts Taylor Swift YouTube videos on me. But we all hate One Direction.

nancy75 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:10:45

You are 23 and like buble? Young lady you need help!
I am 38, have heard of all of them and don't like any of them, although I would listen to call me maybe on loop for the next 100 years before I would listen to a buble song.

SneezySnatcher Wed 20-Feb-13 22:13:21

Now, let's not say things we don't mean. Muse are amazing. I have seen them live 13 times so I know this to be true. live act? No!

I'm 29 and I have heard of all of these people.

TheSmallPrint Wed 20-Feb-13 22:15:02

I'm 42 nearly 43 and I've heard or them all but I do listen to Radio 1.

bluesbaby Wed 20-Feb-13 22:16:24


The XX are brilliant! Blasphemy if I ever heard it!!

Also, Ben Howard is very good too hmm Why are you picking on the ones that are genuinely good?!

PoppyWearer Wed 20-Feb-13 22:19:25

YABVVVVVVVVVVU when I am 37. <glares>

YAABVVVVVVU to have not heard of any of them. I also listen to Radio 1 and have heard of them all <gavel>.

I am off to a family festival this year and everything. <tries to look cool> <fails>

Redbindy Wed 20-Feb-13 23:04:38

Ben Howard is brilliant. Saw him at Bestival last year and looking forward to seeing him again at the Isle of Wight festival in a few months,when I will be 60.

MagratOfStolat Thu 21-Feb-13 16:18:01

I never said I didn't like them - just that I have NO IDEA who some are lol

lisianthus Thu 21-Feb-13 23:58:33

YANBU You are righter than a right thing! I haven't heard of a lot of these randomers either.

Five minute wonders. [sniff] grin

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