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Recognition for Saint E!

9 Sep 09 | Re: Minor musical accolade

Method of Modern Love sleeve

Albums are dead. Everyone knows that downloading singles is really where it’s at these days, so why pay attention to the Mercury Prize when there’s an equivalent award for singles with a whopping 0.1% of the prize money, the Popjustice Twenty Quid Music Prize?

What’s more, the organisers of this coveted trophy, now in its seventh year, have shown their incredible taste and perception by nominating Method of Modern Love by Saint Etienne as one of this year’s contenders. Obviously it didn’t win because Girls Aloud win every year, but it was the only non-top 40 hit to make the grade. What’s more, Girls Aloud sent a representative to collect the prize this year. Granted, it was only Nicola and I’m fairly sure she attended ironically, but she was there - a testament to the prize’s rapidly rising credibility. Go Saint Etienne!

If you want to listen to the song, and I recommend that you do, you can find it on We7 - just type its title into the search box. Alternatively you can borrow it from me as I own it on 2 CD singles and vinyl.

Meanwhile, the Mercury Prize has been won by groundbreaking hip hop try-hard Speech Debelle. Boring!

Posted by TORD GRIP at 21:06

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