posted by davidt on Monday January 11 2010, @11:00AM
A Lonely Soul writes:
From the forums (original post):

Today's Irish Times reports that Morrissey has been nominated in the category of Best International Male along with Michael Bublé, Jay-Z, Paolo Nutini and Bruce Springsteen.

The list of performers tells you pretty much all you need to know about the caliber of the event...Florence & The Machine, Westlife, Pixie Lott, Paolo Nutini and The Script.

Unfortunately there is no chance to vote online for Mozzer's category. See the following..
denisc also writes:
Morrissey has been nominated for Best International Artist in the Meteor awards here in Ireland to be held in Dublin on Feb 19th. The other nominees are as follows:

Michael Buble
Paolo Nutini
Jay Z
Bruce Springsteen

Meteor Awards 2010 nominations - State Magazine
posted by davidt on Monday January 11 2010, @11:00AM
Kewpie sends the link (via Morrissey reddit), originally posted by girl still ill in the forums (original post):

It's The Smiths v Girls Aloud - Manchester Evening News
Katherine Faulkner
January 09, 2010

A SHOWDOWN is brewing between Manchester legends The Smiths and pop superstars Girls Aloud.

Fans of both acts are battling it out on social networking website Facebook to get them to number one in the second week of February.
posted by davidt on Monday January 11 2010, @11:00AM
An anonymous person writes:
Morrissey's Years of Refusal came in at #36 out of the 40 albums listed in the "Album of the Year" category of the 2009 Pitchfork Readers' Poll.
posted by davidt on Monday January 11 2010, @11:00AM
Will sends the link:

25 melhores discos internacionais de 2009 - Rolling Stone Brasil

10 Morrissey - Years of Refusal Universal
Stephen Morrissey é um cinquentão, mas não sossega. Years of Refusal é mais um trabalho em que o artista se esforça em dar a seu público algo digno e, na maior parte, acerta o alvo. Letras confessionais e boas melodias são parte de sua fórmula vencedora.
posted by davidt on Monday January 11 2010, @11:00AM
Originally posted in the forums (can't find original post / credit):

Santigold producing new DEVO material -


Speaking of the studio sessions, Santigold told Paste Magazine: "They’re just, like, my band idols. Them and The Smiths. But DEVO, I made them pull out the red hats and pose for a picture."
posted by davidt on Monday January 11 2010, @11:00AM
Kewpie sends the link to the post in the forums by King Leer (via Morrissey reddit):

The Drums - Surf pop meets Factory Records w/Smiths influence

Putting aside NME's hyperbole in chasing the next big thing, they do hit on interesting bands once in a while.

Case in point: The Drums. Young band from Brooklyn that fuses 50s/60s surf pop with the Factory records sound, plus alpha. They cite The Smiths as an influence on their Myspace page. So do a thousand other bands, I'm sure, but I like what I hear. Not a bad looking bunch of lads either.

Their extensive tour even brings them to the Manchester Academy in Feb.
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