No, we didn’t expect to engage in so much midnight Brit blogging, either. But after teasing the award show’s most headscratchingest song-meld (“Umbrella” + “Golden Skans“), we knew this, at least, would be something worth a post. The reigning Mercury Prize winners sported outfits by pill-poppers, for pill-poppers and merged their tune’s backbeat and “oooh”s and “oh”s (down a key or two) with Ri’s Song That Refuses To Die. The results? Better than her mesh with the muthafuckin Time, if only for that crazy laser prism pyramid stage set. Also, Rihanna is taller than you.
We like that she did something weird by performing with Klaxons. But she really needs to retire that song now.