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Kate Bush Vs Kasabian: The Q Awards 2014


posted by Dave on 23.10.14 14:14 in CEREBRATIONS Print  

All would have been well and good if the award had gone to someone other than Kasabian, a band that has gone from weakness to weakness with unparalleled consistency. Initially, tracks like "Club Foot" had a certain retro appeal, but as time has worn on, their formula is the dried skimmed milk of rock 'n' roll, diluted with lashings of whatever acceptable rock liquor they favour.


However far it may be from my personal remit, or that of this site, I am somewhat confused by Q Magazine.

 

Admittedly, I haven't read Q for years ... I began losing interest when their reviews of ECM albums usually followed a formula of:

 

pressé of press sheet + highlighting one track + vague remark + middling score

 

(By vague remark, I mean phrases like "It all sounds very Scandinavian" and so forth).

 

The Q Awards (which is a vanity, if ever there was one - "We are now such important arbiters of musical quality that we feel we must create awards to give to artists to underline their true significance". No-one at Q has said this in print. This is an extrapolation on my part from the fact that the awards exist at all. The same applies ...


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