Tuesday, July 22, 2008

And here for your glorious consumption are the records you should have bought over the past year according to the Mercury Music Prize Panel....

Adele - 19
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Burial - Untrue
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Estelle - Shine
Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep in the North Sea
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - The Bairns
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement

As usual its a bunch of middle ground non-risk taking SHIT. Apart from Radiohead (do Thom and the boys really need the money or the recognition though...?) as In Rainbows is really really good. And Burial Untrue is a staggering work of genius. I wonder who will collect the award and the cheque if Burial won? Will he wear a mask? I have a sneaking feeling Burial might win it - after all Portishead, Tricky and Massive Attack are all back gigging again it's almost like 1995 again when Dummy won. Burial for the prize if only to see dinner parties up and down the land discussing the world of dubstep and garage!

The rest is a pile of crap. Bitter They Came From The Stars didn't get nominated?? Never.....

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