Posted in music on September 25, 2007

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Posted by SLAVE OF TURBONEGRO | September 25, 2007 3:29 AM

Hey, all. I missed on my pick, though Patrick Watson is nothing to sneeze at. It's a really good album. As I said in my piece, I felt that their fanbase (Grey's Anatomy fans, "hockey moms"), and not their music, would hurt their chances. A dumb reason, to be sure (especially in hindsight), but I still feel a little valid.

People bristle, especially in the very fickle world of indie rock, if they realize that a certain band or artist is liked by their little sister or their parents, and Patrick Watson covers both of those bases. I'm not saying it's right of fair, just an observation, an observation I considered when I placed them out of my top three.

On a similar note, I was a little disappointed to read P-fork's rather dismissive news blurb (draped in their trademark smart-ass irony) on the win. I'm not saying they should be overly celebratory or anything, just compare how they wrote about Patrick Watson's win versus Final Fantay's last year. Both win's are similar in certain respects; both albums were underdogs overcoming sizable, big name, competition.

The only difference is one artist has been championed by P-fork, and the other wasn't. Owen Pallet (who we at the Veeg love) certainly didn't draw any "WTF" responses with their win. Patrick Watson didn't even get a congratulations. I'm getting off on an entirely different, and loaded, topic. I just want to say I am happy to see Patrick Watson win, though it means I lost in my pool :-)

Posted by BVMike | September 25, 2007 4:48 AM

p-fork was just mad that they didn't say it was "best new music" when they had the opportunity. don't want to jump on the bus late, i guess.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2007 8:29 AM

did pfork even review his album?

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2007 10:47 AM

Patrick Watson is an amazing talent and deserved the win. Definitely not as well known in the US, but in Canada they also recently won Montreal GAMIQ Awards for Artist of the Year (again beating out Arcade Fire), Songwriter of the Year, and Best Indie Pop ALbum. Patrick's all over the new Cinematic Orchestra album too, cowriting songs and singing, playing piano. And yeah Pfork's comments were lame.

Posted by anon2 | September 25, 2007 10:48 AM

those guys are amazing live. catch them live and you will not be disapointed. drummer is ill.

Posted by rb | September 25, 2007 4:20 PM

I hope he gets well soon.

Posted by Snarky McSnarkerson | September 26, 2007 12:54 AM

well deserved

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2007 12:02 PM

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