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Animal Collective Nominated for Two Brit Awards

The annual Brit Awards are set to take place on Feb. 16 at Earl’s Court in London, and the nominations were announced last night (Jan. 18). There are few surprises among the list of artists lined up for the awards, but it’s unlikely anyone was expecting a radical overhaul—the Brit Awards are as safe as the MTV Awards on this side of the Atlantic.


Nevertheless, Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion has been thrown into the fray for Best International Album, meaning Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist will be competing with Black Eyed Peas and Lady GaGa for the first, and possibly last, time in their careers.


The full list is as follows:


British Male Solo Artist

Calvin Harris

Dizzee Rascal


Paolo Nutini

Robbie Williams


British Female Solo Artist

Bat For Lashes

Florence And The Machine

Leona Lewis

Lily Allen

Pixie Lott


British Breakthrough Act

Florence And The Machine

Friendly Fires


La Roux

Pixie Lott


British Group


Friendly Fires





British Album

Dizzee Rascal – ‘Tongue ‘N’ Cheek’

Florence And The Machine – ‘Lungs’

Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’

Lily Allen – ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’

Paolo Nutini – ‘Sunny Side Up’


British Single

Alesha Dixon – ‘Breathe Slow’

Alexandra Burke & Flo Rida – ‘Bad Boys’

Cheryl Cole – ‘Fight For This Love’

Joe McElderry – ‘The Climb’

JLS – ‘Beat Again’

La Roux – ‘In For The Kill’

Lily Allen – ‘The Fear’

Pixie Lott – ‘Mama Do’

Taio Cruz – ‘Break Your Heart’

Tinchy Stryder & N-Dubz – ‘Number One’


International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen



Michael Buble

Seasick Steve


International Female Solo Artist

Lady GaGa


Norah Jones




International Breakthrough Act

Animal Collective

Daniel Merriweather

Empire Of The Sun

Lady GaGa

Taylor Swift


International Album

Animal Collective – ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’

Black Eyed Peas – ‘The E.N.D.’

Empire Of The Sun – ‘Walking On A Dream’

Jay-Z – ‘The Blueprint Three’

Lady GaGa – ‘The Fame’


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Ha. And Taylor Swift.

I knew MPP was a big album, but I guess I didn't know that it was on the "international breakthrough" level.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/brandon/216_browser_clut.gif brandon

I'm sure it's just there to make up the numbers. Although it would be funny to see them go up to collect an award if they did win. They seem like pretty shy/private people.

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This list is pretty ass, not for nothing. Is the Brit rock scene really that hard up right now?

/site_media/uploads/images/users/LongestWinter/moonjpg.jpg CraigJenkins

My friend said AC is like the new jam band for kids in high school. I looked around and nodded in agreement. Grateful Dead - Phish - Animal Collective. haha.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

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