If you’ve had your fill of the various Yank-filled year-end music lists making the rounds, might we suggest overseas pop blog We Are Pop Slags‘ picks for the 50 Greatest Pop Songs Of 2009.
Sure, some of the usual American fodder slipped onto the WAPS tally—particularly the “B” triumvirate of Beyoncé, Britney and the Black Eyed Peas—but there’s also enough five-star import material to satisfy the closet Anglophile (Lily Allen, Frankmusik, Dolly Rockers, Sugababes) and Euro-pop (Alphabeat, September, Röyksopp) fan in all of us. More »
Now that the British music establishment has declared its favorite home-grown albums of the year with the Mercury Prize nominations, the cheeky British pop site Popjustice has seen fit to announce its shortlist for The Popjustice Twenty Quid Music Prize, which honors the best British single of the year. The artist behind the winning song gets twenty pounds, and the voting is decided by you! (And me, and anyone else.) So all you commenters who want to avenge Lily Allen’s being left off the Mercury Prize list can. Other nominees include the Pet Shop Boys’ “Love Etc” and Saint Etienne’s “Method Of Modern Love”; I’m probably going to throw my weight behind Girls Aloud’s “The Promise,” what with it being completely overplayed (yet not played enough) by my assortment of digital-music players in recent months. All the nominees, after the jump! More »