2007 BRIT Award Nominations

The British music industry is ready to congratulate itself, yesterday releasing the list of nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards. (And the performers list is a vertitable who’s who of acts you love to be indifferent about, like Corrine Bailey Rae, Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Take That, The Killers, Amy Winehouse — and, more awesomely, Scissor Sisters and Oasis). Do we care? Not at first — but after looking at the nominees, there’s some stuff worth noting. Full list and thoughts after the jump.

British Male Solo Artist

  • James Morrison
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Lemar
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Thom Yorke

    British Female Solo Artist

  • Amy Winehouse
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Jamelia
  • Lily Allen
  • Nerina Pallot

    British Group

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Kasabian
  • Muse
  • Razorlight
  • Snow Patrol

    MasterCard British Album

  • Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
  • Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That?s What I?m Not
  • Lily Allen – Alright, Still
  • Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
  • Snow Patrol – Eyes Open

    British Single

  • Corinne Bailey Rae – “Put Your Records On”
  • The Feeling – “Fill My Little World”
  • James Morrison – “You Give Me Something”
  • The Kooks – “She Moves In Her Own Way”
  • Leona Lewis “A Moment Like This”
  • Lily Allen “Smile”
  • Razorlight – “America”
  • Sandi Thom – “I wish I Was A Punk Rocker”
  • Snow Patrol – “Chasing Cars”
  • Take That – “Patience”
  • Will Young – “All Time Love”

    British Breakthrough Act

  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Fratellis
  • James Morrison
  • The Kooks
  • Lily Allen

    British Live Act

  • George Michael
  • Guillemots
  • Kasabian
  • Muse
  • Robbie Williams

    International Male Solo Artist

  • Beck
  • Bob Dylan
  • Damien Rice
  • Jack Johnson
  • Justin Timberlake

    International Female Solo Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Cat Power
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Pink

    International Group

  • Flaming Lips
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • The Killers
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Scissor Sisters

    International Album

  • Bob Dylan – Modern Times
  • Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
  • Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds
  • The Killers – Sam?s Town
  • Scissor Sisters – Ta Dah

    International Breakthrough Act

  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Orson
  • The Raconteurs
  • Ray Lamontagne
  • Wolfmother

    Outstanding Contribution To Music

  • Oasis

  • So, The BRITs did a few things right: Thom getting props for best male solo, Lily Allen picking up a BRIT-leading 4 noms, recognizing the Guillemots live show, and best of all, the BRITs picking up the Grammy slack by giving Chan a nod for International Female Artist (in between a bunch of dancing divas!). But that International Album list shows a lack of, erm, imagination. And international breakthrough nominee Orson? Who the fuck is Orson?