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Retro-Loop: Songs From The London Film Festival

BILLIE HOLIDAY

The section in which we remember our favourite not new music is dedicated this week to the, still warm, musical memories brought by the films shown at the London Film Festival.

A fantastic programme comprising around 240 films was always going to be a good occasion for soundtracks to shine and this year has been no exception. Excellent work from Nicolas Jaar in Jacques Audiard’ Cannes Palm D’or winner ‘Dheepan’; Nils Frahm in the German thriller ‘Victoria’; Junkie XL adding a touch of the contemporary to gangster biopic ‘Black Mass’; Carter Burwell evocative score for ‘Carol’ or Michael Brook’s charming work in “Brooklyn” stood out; all of which new and soon to be getting the attention they deserve.

Among the songs from the past rescued by this year’s films we found terrific renditions of such classics as the Rolling Stones ‘Emotional Rescue’ by Ralph Fiennes in “A Bigger Splash’; Olivia Colman & Garry Mountaine in a deadpan karaoke performance of Gene Pitney’s ‘Something’s gotten hold of my heart’ for ‘The Lobster’ or Jennifer Jason Leigh doing an acoustic take in English and Italian of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls just want to have fun’ as part of Charlie Kauffman’s animated masterpiece ‘Anomalisa’, this edition’s surprise film.

Elsewhere songs by Billie Holiday; Mark Kozelek; The Fall; Tindersticks; Dead Kennedys ; Sparks or Songhoy Blues, as well as a terrific, yet to be released cover of Abba’s ‘S.O.S’ by Bristol finest Portishead, also grabbed our attention.

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The Official Music Rober Awards 2008: Complete List of Winners


PORTISHEAD-The Rip (Live on Later..with Jools Holland)

small-uk-flag.jpgThe Academy has spoken, after the results of our annual music poll were unveiled, now it’s the turn for the official Rober Awards. There are few surprises and many similarities with the people’s choices. As predicted 2008 got a name standing above the rest: Portishead. The complete list of winners after the jump.

spanish-flag.jpg La Academia se ha pronunciado, tras desvelar los resultados de nuestra encuesta anual, llega el turno para los Premios Rober oficiales. Hay pocas sorpresas y muchos de los galardones coinciden con los elegidos en la votación. Como ya se preveía en 2008 un nombre destacó muy por encima del resto: Portishead. La lista de ganadores al completo, tras el salto. Read the rest of this entry »

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Music Poll 2008: The Results.


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And the Rober Awards 2008 Music Poll winners are:
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Music Poll Update: It’s Britney vs. The Veronicas, bitch!


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After the announcement of this year’s nominations a few weeks ago, everything led to believe this would be the year of Portishead, with two newcomers, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes gathering the awards left free by the Bristol trio. However, the recount so far does not confirm this initial trend.

After the jump, we give a quick look at those categories where competition is at its fiercest. Among them, the biggest surprise is the most recent one, “Guilty Pleasure”, where international fan clubs of Aussie sisters The Veronicas have movilized their members to vote; followers of Britney, also nominated, fought back , putting the star ahead on the race and leaving far behind initial favorites such as Alphabeat and Duffy. Interest for this category has been so high, that total voters nearly reach 700, doubling in number any of the others. There are still ten days to go before official awards and music poll’s results are announced. You can vote here. May the best one win!!

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Tras el anuncio de las nominaciones semanas atrás, todo parecía indicar que este sería el año de Portishead; con dos nuevos valores, Bon Iver y Fleet Foxes acaparando los premios que el trío de Bristol dejaran libres, pero los resultados de las votaciones hasta la fecha no parecen confirmarlo.

Tras el salto, damos un repaso a aquellas categorías donde la competición se encuentra al rojo vivo. Entre ellas, la mayor sorpresa sin duda es la mas reciente, “Guilty Pleasure”, donde los clubs de fans internacionales de las australianas Verónicas han llamado al voto a sus miembros; los seguidores de Britney, también nominada, contraatacaron y van en cabeza, dejando muy atrás a los a priori favoritos Alphabeat y Duffy. Tal ha sido el interés por esta categoría que los votantes se aproximan ya a los 700, doblando en número a los de cualquier otra. Quedan aún diez días para que premios oficiales y resultados de la encuesta se revelen. Puedes votar aquí. Que gane el mejor.
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The XXVII Rober Awards Poll is Open: VOTE NOW!!!


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spanish-flag.jpgLa Academia Rober de las Artes y las Ciencias del Entretenimiento te invita a participar en la edición XXVII de los Premios Rober. Tras el salto encontrarás la encuesta musical con todas sus categorias. Si necesitas mas información audiovisual sobre alguno de los nominados, cada categoria contiene un enlace donde se facilita. La encuesta se cerrará el 10 de Febrero. Si, tu tambien puedes!!

Para ayudarte a reflexionar, eschucha la selección musical de los Rober Awards 2008 en hype machine.

Gracias por tu participación.

small-uk-flag.jpgThe Rober Academy of Entertainment Arts & Sciences proudly invites you to help us choose the XXVII Rober Awards. Please find our complete music poll after the jump. Should you need any further audiovisual information about any of the nominees, there is a link providing it for each category. Polls will close on February the 10 th. Have your say about the best music of 2008. Yes, You Can too!!

To help your choices, you can listen to the 2008 Rober Awards playlist in hype machine.

Thanks for your votes.

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REVIEW 2008: TOP 50 ALBUMS (25-1)

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