Monday, October 26, 2009

Q Awards contains a surprise

Whoever said the Q Awards were predictable is going to be ordering a large slice of the most humble pie. You'd be expecting them to give best live band to Muse and best band to the Arctic Monkeys, right?

Surprise! It's the other way round. Crazy, huh?

The winners in full:

Best Act In The World: Muse
Best Live Act: Arctic Monkeys
Best Album: Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Best Track: Lily Allen - The Fear
Best New Act: White Lies
Best Breakthrough Act: Mr. Hudson
Outstanding Contribution: Robert Plant
Q Icon: Marianne Faithfull
Q Inspiration: The Specials

I don't know if the idea that Kasabian's album is worthy of our attention is more or less funny than the straight-faced presentation of a prize to Mr Hudson, the Syd Little to Kanye West's Eddie Large. Mr Hudson is not a pop star name; it's the name of a 1970s chain of trouser shops operating through seven East Midlands locations.