Monday, March 30, 2009

The Junos.

How to make sure your awards show is worthless:

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Viva La Vida, Coldplay

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Stills*

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Oceans Will Rise, The Stills

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dark Horse, Nickelback

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Nickelback

JUNO Fan Choice Award**
Nickelback

Caveats:

* It's not that The Stills are necessarily bad, but... they're not new. And, let's face it, they're not terribly exciting. Listen to any CBC Radio 3 podcast and you'll hear a dozen better Canadian artists.

** Their choices were Nickelback, Celine Dion (!!!), Feist (best days are behind her), Hedley (puh-leeze), and some outfit named The Lost Fingers, who remake '80s music in a Django Reinhardt-esque Gypsy Jazz style, who wouldn't have had a snowball's chance in hell, but you gotta admire their gumption.

In short, Matthew Good*** was right: these things are irrelevant.

*** I can't stand his music.

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