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    manson Er, what the fuck happened to Duffy?

    I've just seen that painful Diet Coke ad and I'm compelled to explore this tragic fall from grace.

    So we had a strong debut in "Mercy", the quite extraordinary "Warwick Avenue", a US invasion and a decent follow up in "Stepping Stone"... she was a British darling - Amy Winehouse without the Camden Back Alley image and gak problem (allegedly)

    Then it all fell apart... album relaunch single (the name escapes me) was fucking awful, all recent live performances have been dreadful, and now this advert - surely she is parodying herself?

    She has quite literally turned into the female Gremlin from "Gremlins 2". The voice and mouth are quite uncanny.

    Poor Duffy. She's done in one year what it took Mariah Carey 15 years to accomplish

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    I seriously can't bear her lately. I never liked Mercy very much but Warwick Avenue and RockFerry were nice. But I was never fond of her overly-affected frog voice and the overplay is making me HATE her.

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    Zombie


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    She's dull as shit. NO personality. Every time she gives an interview or speaks at an award show or similar I cringe. Mercy and Rain On Your Parade are also two very awful songs. Mercy makes me ANGRY Warwick Avenue was very nice though.

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    She has had some good singles but she is still overrated and those Diet Coke adverts are fucking EVERYWHERE. She is overexposed at the moment.

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    I thought "Mercy" was alright and I love "Warwick Avenue" but beyond that she's just become SO annoying...funky has hit the nail on the head. She's utterly unlistenable for me now...
    Take two of these and meet me in the shadows...

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    I've not noticed any fall from grace because she's always been painfully overrated
    *one children in rags swarms the stage*

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    That ad airing RIGHT after the Brits surely had to have broken some advertising rules!?

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    I like it because she's in Kentish Town, but apart from that NOT HOT

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    oh lord I'd not seen that advert before, WTF?! She's like some sort of honking guinea-pig with nail-gunned dimples

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    That is the best description i have ever read

    In answer to the question it is quite puzzling. As i think i said in the Brts thread, when i saw her in the arse end of Wales almost exactly a year ago her voice was incredible and as good as on the CD. Her audience banter was lovely too, although she did throw daffodils at us. Fast forward a year and her voice sounds like nails down a blackboard to me and her first speech at the Brits was dreadful (though in fairness I would have probably cried and then fainted down the stairs in that situation). I suppose overwork must have fucked her voice, I hope it's temporary because I quite like the lass.

    Also in real life it would be Adele drinking diet coke, Duffy probably has the real stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funky View Post

    She has quite literally turned into the female Gremlin from "Gremlins 2". The voice and mouth are quite uncanny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funky View Post
    She has quite literally turned into the female Gremlin from "Gremlins 2". The voice and mouth are quite uncanny.


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    oh that is so good!
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    Great parody

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned how big her ass looks on the bike as she cycles through the supermarket!

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    it's probably because you can't take her eyes off that dreadful lipstick

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    Some people will complain about ANYTHING

    A TV advert which showed pop singer Duffy cycling through a supermarket has been cleared by an advertising watchdog after health and safety complaints.

    Eighteen viewers complained the singer, from Nefyn, Gwynedd, was not wearing reflective clothing and her bicycle had no lights in the Diet Coke commercial.

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) also said four viewers worried children could copy her behaviour.

    Coca-Cola argued the ad was supposed to reflect "Duffy's fantasy".

    The commercial shows the singer coming offstage before sipping from a can of the cola and cycling through dark streets and into the store, before returning to her concert in time to perform an encore.

    Coca-Cola argued the commercial depicted Duffy's escape from the pressures of stardom and was "far removed from the real world".
    Last edited by Sild; 17-06-2009 at 04:25 PM.
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    Why don't they complain about the fact that their living rooms were RAPED by her AWFUL VOICE? Who cares whether she's wearing reflective clothing or not!?

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    Is this bitch ever coming back? What is she up to at the moment? I saw a few guests in here just now and it reminded me of her existence

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    I think she's been in and out of the studio but no official/reliable word has really surfaced regarding plans for a new album.

    Was she not dropped after the second album bombed?
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    WELL WELL WELL

    WELL WELL WELL

    WELL WELL WELL

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    It's so funny reading back on old 2008 threads where everyone's all "fuck off Adele, Duffy outclasses you in just about every way"

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    WELL WELL WELL is quite frankly one of the worst songs ever recorded. Fucking atrocious.

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    That coke ad was her Joss Stone at the Brits moment. Everybody hated it.
    "Dude! Wanna go crash the mall?"

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    Let's not forget "Rain on your Parade". The whole thing fell apart after the second single.

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    Quote Originally Posted by untitled View Post
    WELL WELL WELL is quite frankly one of the worst songs ever recorded. Fucking atrocious.
    I was in a gym the other day that played it TWICE within an hour.
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    The vocal on Well Well Well is actually SHOCKING for a professional recording.

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    She's dead, love.
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    The whole not really caring about music as SHE'S IN LOVE so recorded album in three weeks and didn't even work with Bernard Butler sort of explains why she went off the rails so badly.
    Then the silly cow goes and splits up with "love of her life" not long after career went down pan
    Last edited by Alex; 28-07-2013 at 12:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonfessions View Post
    I was in a gym the other day that played it TWICE within an hour.
    You poor sod. I bet you lost all motivation and wanted to grab the nearest cheeseburger after hearing that questionable vocal delivery.

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    And then former also-ran Adele released a world conquering album around the same time and proved there's only room for one overexposed foghorn in the music industry
    "Dude! Wanna go crash the mall?"

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    Overexposed or not, Adele is ten times the vocalist Duffy is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoR View Post
    The vocal on Well Well Well is actually SHOCKING for a professional recording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by untitled View Post
    You poor sod. I bet you lost all motivation and wanted to grab the nearest cheeseburger after hearing that questionable vocal delivery.
    Luckily I was in the pool and I'm good at swimming underwater at length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Then the silly cow goes and splits up with "love of her life" not long after career went down pan
    The former love of her life has been doing press about how he wants to find a new love of his life. When I glanced through the story for shirtless photos (see here) it didn't even register that it was her in the photo.

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...illips-5374638

    Still, Warwick Avenue is a stone cold classic and she deserves credit for that, even if everything else she's done has hurt my ears.

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    Yeah Warwick Avenue is an amazing song. Loved her Brits performance of it. In fact, most of the stuff on Rockferry minus Mercy is great especially the title track.

    I read she'd decided to conveniently "retire" from music after the second album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    ... didn't even work with Bernard Butler sort of explains why she went off the rails so badly.
    She also ditched her management team at Rough Trade, although these are the people who went with the Coke advert so it's up to yourselves.

    The UK arm of A&M was shut down and none of the other labels wanted her becaus eshe's just bombed like a bastard so there was a highly convenient separation.

    And, yeah, even I liked "Warwick Avenue" - the video was a stroke of genius as well.
    "Stop eating all that chocolate", you say, "eat salad instead". In fact, you're a halfwit.

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