We are British, and let’s face it we can be fickle. We might have a thing for an underdog one year, but the minute they start realising their potential and being successful we enjoy nothing more than taking them down a peg or two.
Here then are ten things we changed our mind about in 2012. These are things that we accepted as wisdom for at least some of the year, but revised our opinions on. Some in a negative way, but a surprising number in a positive way.
What have I missed?
2 The 90s
Every decade has its day. And it looks like it might be over for the 80s. The chambray shirts, crew cuts and whiney indie bands are starting to look and sound a little stale now, so it is time to resurrect something else - the 90s. It is happening already. When Chris Gentry of Menswear paraded a (fake) platinum disc for the band's Nuisance album it inspired not hoots of derision, but reappraisals of Brit Pop in The Guardian. Style too is taking some cues from the decade with monochrome pop art styles, reinvented in the 90s after their heyday in the 60s - a key trend for next year. 2013 will also see endless articles about Brit pop, trip hop and more and expect to see a lot more of Jarvis and Noel on your TV.