Er, what the fuck happened to Duffy?

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  1. funky

    funky FIRE AND BLOOD

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    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 :(
     
  2. VoR

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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.
     
  3. funky

    funky FIRE AND BLOOD

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  4. Jark

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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 :angry: Warwick Avenue was very nice though.
     
  5. Halli

    Halli trending on itunes

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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.
     
  6. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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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...
     
  7. swangali

    swangali MEAN BOY

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    I've not noticed any fall from grace because she's always been painfully overrated
     
  8. Lee

    Lee Ne me quitte pas

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

    dUb NO-ONE'S TROPHY

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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 :D I'd not seen that advert before, WTF?! She's like some sort of honking guinea-pig with nail-gunned dimples
     
  11. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    :D 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.
     
  12. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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  13. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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  14. Lee

    Lee Ne me quitte pas

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  15. Molicious

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  16. wendy the goat

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    :D 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!
     
  18. funky

    funky FIRE AND BLOOD

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

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    Some people will complain about ANYTHING :D

     
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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!?
     
  21. Halli

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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
     
  22. POP!

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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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  23. Suedehead

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    WELL WELL WELL

    WELL WELL WELL

    WELL WELL WELL
     
  24. VoR

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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.
     
  26. Gangsta Nancy Lam

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    That coke ad was her Joss Stone at the Brits moment. Everybody hated it.
     
  27. Phoenix

    Phoenix I found your credit card receipt

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

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    I was in a gym the other day that played it TWICE within an hour. :gross:
     
  29. VoR

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    The vocal on Well Well Well is actually SHOCKING for a professional recording.
     
  30. Dark Carnival

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    She's dead, love.
     
  31. Alex

    Alex Is this a triangle?

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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 :D
     
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  32. untitled

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    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 :(
     
  34. VoR

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

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    Luckily I was in the pool and I'm good at swimming underwater at length.
     
  37. Sharla

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    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/wales-news/wales-rugby-star-mike-phillips-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.
     
  38. Steptacular

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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.
     
  39. octophone

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    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.
     

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