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FUCK BUTTONS ARE THE NEW OBAMA
he knows it
they're about 10% behind.
i voted wild beasts. Doesn't matter anyway does it?
well kind of... in an Errors thread that NO ONE REPLIED TO.
I'm just not cool enough John *shakes head wearily*
FUCK BUTTONS TO WIN THE WORLD!
I'll go now... too much boredom at work is BAD.
I certainly won't vote for them.
they're catching up! YAY! Come on!
can a Fuck Buttons campaign keep up the pace with such fine musicians as teh Courtneers? i hope it does.
Or the universe will scream!
they dont write very good songs...
but maybe I should have voted Fuck Buttons to help beat Courteeners because Wild Beasts have sod all votes
on the basis that they have at least three decent songs, which is more than any of the others. 2.2% of the vote to date.
winner gets free milkshake
From 12% to 8%
so voted for um...
The Courteeners 30.8%
Fuck Buttons 22.2%
the comments hurt my brian...
'I'm voting for The Courteeners. It's just a beautiful, intelligent album - speaks volumes to those trying to find a way through the world.'
and bust their headz
but i dont know whuy
because i like them much more than any of the other bands. yeah.
"Now we need your votes. The winner will be chosen by you, the readers, and our writers: you get half the votes, they get half the votes. We’re doing that to try to protect against hijacking by organised lobbies (be warned: we’ll be checking fan sites and messageboards to check whether there are Get Out the Vote campaigns at work), because we want this to be a poll of music lovers, not just the Courteeners’ fan club. If we think someone is trying to fiddle the votes, we’ll be taking that into account in the weighting of the votes for that album. "
I'm just umm helping to promote the vote to an energetic young music community.
i can't find the "Butt(Fuck)Ons picture on the internet.
dont worry about it
if you tell me about Slag Rabbit.
cos its a better album. :D
Sorry dude but Wave Pictures' album is not even close to Street Horrrsing. It sounds like it was recorded on a 4-track, and not in a good way. I was beyond disappointed. I love them and their songs but their recordings are ... not for me.
and I think Fuck Buttons have yet to fully tap into their potentially universe-rocking power, at least on Street Horrrrsing. Now tell me about Slag Rabbit Branlove.
I'll tell you another time :D
...you don't wanna know about slag rabbit.
Courteeners are still about 7% ahead though - their street team must be working overtime.
I wonder if people actually liking Fuck Buttons will "rock the vote".
Anyone who does think that The Courteeners album is poor really should analyse their thoughts.
You people just follow what the likes of the NME say and ignore anything that is different and anything that is, well, decent.
The Courteeners are amazing, as the vote shows, you maniacs may not but really, WAKE UP AND SEE THE REAL WORLD!
does it actually make sense?
do you read this website?
seem them thrice this year. i was just trying to be funny and failed horribly due to me having a stinking head cold. no one ever gets me humour. *sob
because fuck buttons bore me.
Fuck Buttons and the Courteeners will be thrown out because both of their percentages are just ridiculous compared to their actual popularity across the music fan spectrum and Glasvegas will win by default, and also because that's what the Guardian will want.
using all my workmate's computers. Get in
After they rubbished the album? And miss quoted the lyrics in the process?
instant coffee baby is their 8th album...
but Instant Coffee Baby is the first album they've put out on a label.
She's the epitome of shit.
only 4 percent behind now!
27.6% The Courteeners: St Jude
27.3% Fuck Buttons: Street Horrrsing
Somebody keep bumping this for me.
thanks folks! U RULE.
27.6% The Courteeners: St Jude
28% Fuck Buttons: Street Horrrsing
they lead by a tiny 0.5%
"ha, they are gonna walk this vote, Idon't even like any of the others, and haven't heard of half of them. "
"I am 31. I am mancunian. I have albums by The Smiths, New Order, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Elbow and Doves and I honestly thought the times of being really and truly excited by a new band from my town had passed. The Courteeners proved me wrong. Along with getting married and United winning the European Cup I will remember 2008 for St. Jude...that's how important it is to me."
C'mon, let laughs like arseholes at these people will different tastes!
it won't let me vote for fb :(
Probably removing FB and Courteeners from the list lol
they're winning 28.1% to 27.7%
should have read above post
GO TEAM HUNGPOWER
that Fuck Buttons record just gets on my nerves whenever i hear it now.
Music awards = fucking pointless.
"The one that most people like wins."
How about just compare album sales at the end of the year.
does suggest that this is liable not to end very well for anyone. Like, "yeah, so Fuck Buttons got the majority of the public vote but Laura Barton dunt really dig 'em"
Fuck Buttons: 23.8%
It felt pretty good.
your all blatantly fools.... wave pictures by a mile
so may as well stop some shit band winning over fb
ages behind in popularity.. i.e. they dont have a chance so lets not waste a vote? or the album ages behind in quality, as if the latter, definetely not the case... and if everybody had that attitude, obama wouldnt be where he is today
i'm voting for late of the pier!
much better than watching the courteneers win
pride of Reading an' all...
based mostly on my unrelenting addiction to 'Paris' and the fact the album is ruddy brilliant
Fuck Buttons - 20.6
Glasvegas - 19.9
The Courteeners - 18.7
Its close up the top, looks like Glasvegas had a huge spurt over yesterday and they are still creeping up, I don't know how much longer Fuck Buttons can hold them off.
how many of the public have heard of the bands. so mor rubbish like glasvegas or courteeners who've had massive ad campaigns will win.
but what ive heard from when my housemate has played fuck buttons is crap
Altough I would have voted for Friendly Fires. I just want to make sure Courteeners and Glasvegas dont win
have been the subject of on-line campaigns.
Having said that, I'm hopeful for the Fuck Buttons because they emerged as a surprising early favourite amongst the Music Blog regulars when they asked for nominations a month or so ago. The fact that the paper, or the blog, hasn't really covered them, and yet so many of the contributors put them forward should hopefully carry some weight.
"And I can tell you more than one of our writers is giddy with delight that you forced them to listen to Street Horrrsing by Fuck Buttons."
that its not high up the list with some of their writers. so its nice to see the readers getting to have a say.
the comment box was looking so inviting, anyway i don't actualy expect anyone to take any notice or like them. but i've been seriously thinking about and i think they are actually my two favourite albums released this year.
that laura marling, courteeners, glasvegas and wild beasts have all broken the rules by posting requests for their fans to vote on their websites and myspaces
and maintain a dignified aloofness.
Just like what Obama did. Fuck Buttons are the Barack Obama of the shortlist.
but ten times the attitude.
they've got a MySpace voting drive on the go too. 'Mon Fuck Buttons!
I can't believe this runs until the THIRTIETH.
VOTE VOTE VOTE
I've tryed twice!
I had no idea anyone like the courteeners music is in worse shape than I thought.
it looks like the cortinas have gone to town with a publicity drive, they've got a good 8 point lead now, and taken over the comments decreeing snobish behaviour by everyone who votes against them or disagrees. the lovely state of popular music.
FUCK BUTTONS! - (no it wasn't me that shouted that at the Apollo, but I was stood next to him, he must have had one hell of a sore head the next day)
The Courteeners are "intelligent, sensitive chaps from the north"?????
i bet they got a lot of new fans on that tour
Repeatedly in fact. Just vote, delete your cookies, and refresh the page.
In US election terms, that's a total landslide of the popular vote.
Hooray for democracy!
They've been third, they've been 5% behind... there are gonna be some surges and secret campaigns and twists and turns yet I reckon. 2 weeks to go.
Glasvegas have completely fallen by the wayside, its still The courtenners in second. poor old duffy.
They're neck and neck!
Instant Fanbase Baby
21.3% each Courteeners & Fuck Buttons
20.4% Wave Pics
You appear to be able to vote more than once.
http://drownedinsound.com/rt50 if you ain't already
Fuck Buttons are fucking wank.
Laura Marling it is.
for reasons i most definately wouldn't know of..
and they're still just in the lead
the night before the last day of the poll and its
The Courteeners - 29.8%
Fuck Buttons - 18.8%
a sorry sight.
i looked yesterday and fuck buttons were just in the lead. So many votes so quickly, hmmmmmm. big cheats.
and surely the guardian isn't going to take any notice of them in the end, anyway i don't have high hopes about the FB album either after the bit about one of the reviewers being sick or something listening to it. it was just nice to see "noise" against the courteeners, ive never heard the album but its nice to see the wave pictures getting the recognition, they could be the real winners from the whole thing.
Let's hope the Guardian critic half of the vote does the right thing!
"If we think someone is trying to fiddle the votes, we’ll be taking that into account in the weighting of the votes for that album."
They're not daft.
i reckon the courteeners might be disqualified for asking their fans to vote for them on the messageboards, so maybe Fuck Buttons will get a look in, who knows. We'll find out tomorrow.
And yeah, it's nice to see several smaller acts appearing there, but it's a bit of a shame they included someone like the courteeners because they have a much bigger fanbase than any of the other bands. I'm amazed fuck buttons are actually managing to keep up with them! (or were)
i somehow extrapolated the reviewer being sick with the sarcasm in the line "I can tell you more than one of our writers is giddy with delight that you forced them to listen to Street Horrrsing by Fuck Buttons." but hey maybe i'm wrong and that they actually did feel giddy with delight when they first heard those dulcet chimes.
i thought of all the artist Duffy would actually have the bigegst fan base but she is quite clearly last, the courteeners probably just have the largest active internet community, gawdd it makes me feel queasy.
but surprisingly Fuck Buttons has gone up to 20%
Everyone repeatedly vote for the Courteeners and let's see how high they can finish on, because if they end up with more than half the entire vote there's no way the Guardian can take those results as gospel.
The Courteeners - 53.9%
Fuck Buttons - 17.1%
Wave Pictures - 9.4%
Glasvegas - 4.9%
Ting Tings - 4.2%
Laura Marling - 3.6%
Wild Beasts - 2.8%
Late of the Pier - 2.2%
Friendly Fires - 1.3%
Duffy - 0.7%
bit of a fail/farce?
"looks like they will, f**k buttons (who I have never heard of) are in the lead, who fucks buttons anyway, pricks, I've give them a classic Ant rant of arrogant tripe telling them that only my opinion matters."
"haha, realy like, never heard of them, it's like me saying, hey, you heard that album by that band called 'shit zips', no you haven't, cos f**k**g no one has because they don't even exsist and they're just cunts basically. That is all."
What a twat. Though I now know what I'll name my Fuck Buttons tribute band...
i thought 'shit zips' was pretty funny, but he seems pretty bloody moronic. in fact, they all do on there. they thought "fuck butties" was the pinnacle of comedy.
Mind you, it does show up something about the respective campaigns, as the FB one has more than an element of mischievously messing up the Guardian's best laid plans (to give the award to Glasvegas, obvs), whereas they clearly see it as some sort of validation.
we haven't mentioned it on the label website, myspace and it hasnt been on the fuck buttons myspace or website or facebook, unlike just about everyone else in the competition.
the main thing isnt really the messageboards, its the fact that most of these bands have had their labels pimping the votes on their websites/myspaces/big mailing lists for weeks
I f*c*in* HATE bands I haven't f****ng heard of it pis**** me right f*c*in* off
'if you took the time to listen to the courteeners they'd get 100% of the vote'
and then the general consensus is "fuck buttons are shit because i haven't heard them'
Courteeners fans in "really twatty" shock.
I smell a Florida.
ruin XFM's Bank Holiday list each year. Great.
they're doing the First Album Award by expert panel (and him from the Courteeners) decision this year. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/dec/31/first-album-award-shorlist