#1
So the nominations are....

Biffy Clyro – 'Only Revolutions'
Corinne Bailey Rae – 'The Sea'
Dizzee Rascal – 'Tongue N' Cheek'
Kit Downes Trio – 'Golden'
Foals – 'Total Life Forever'
I Am Kloot – 'Sky At Night'
Laura Marling – 'I Speak Because I Can'
Mumford And Sons – 'Sigh No More'
Paul Weller – 'Wake Up The Nation'
Villagers – 'Becoming A Jackal'
Wild Beasts – 'Two Dancers'
The XX – 'XX'

Deserved nominees?

I am shocked at Dizzee Rascal's inclusion.

Personally, I would like Laura Marling or Wild Beasts to win.

My initial thought would be for Gorillaz, but I remembered they rejected their nomination in 2001, meaning they probably won't get another shot at it.
#3
Quote by Bearded_Seth
Awards are given to high sellers, regardless of quality.
Well, that's not true

Who won it last year? Lips? Speeches?

Someone unheard of anyway


EDIT: Speech Debelle, who had sold 10,000 albums
Last edited by fender_696 at Jul 20, 2010,
#4
I wouldnt mind Miss Marling Getting it, or I am Kloot.
But I suspect it'll be mumford and sons because of their recent radio blitz, or the xx, neither of which are that good in my opinion =/
#5
Quote by fender_696
EDIT: Speech Debelle, who had sold 10,000 albums

And I say she well deserved it.
MATTERHORN
#7
Quote by Doctor Matthews
And I say she well deserved it.
I'm not saying she didn't.

Although I can't comment because I have only heard one song (which was god awful, but never mind)

I was just saying that winners of the Mercury Prize aren't necessarily massive sellers
#8
The XX had the only album there that I still consistently listen to. My support goes to them.
YOU WILL LOVE EACH OTHER
YOU WILL LOVE EACH OTHER
YOU WILL LOVE EACH OTHER
YOU WILL LOVE EACH OTHER
YOU WILL LOVE EACH OTHER
YOU WILL LOVE EACH OTHER
YOU WILL LOVE EACH OTHER
//////////////////////////////////////HEALTH
#10
Quote by captaincrunk
I've never heard of any of those people. What's going on?

It's just British and Irish bands.
#11
Does anyone outside the music industry actually care?

Last time I checked music wasn't a sport.
#12
Quote by fender_696
I'm not saying she didn't.

I'm not saying you said she didn't. I was just sayin'.

I like her style of hip-hop. Its way offbeat, and its not something I listen to regularly, but I like her jazzy style.
MATTERHORN
#13
Quote by Don_Humpador
Does anyone outside the music industry actually care?

Last time I checked music wasn't a sport.

IMO it's good to give some recognition to good albums of each year rather than best-selling ones (like the Brits, which is what the MP was founded in reaction against).

Previous winners:

Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Suede - S/T
M People - Elegant Strumming
Portishead - Dummy
Pulp - Different Class
Roni Size/Reprazent - New Forms
Gomez - Bring It On
Talvin Singh - Ok
Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Ms. Dynamite - A Little Deeper
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
Franz Ferdinand - S/T
Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy
#15
Dizzee Rascals last album was damn good as far as I'm concerned, and i too thought it'd be a bit crap before I gave it a chance (Yes, I am implying you haven't given it a chance/listened to it properly yet, so apologies if you have)
#18
Dizzee's album is the only one on there I like. can't speak for Kip-trio or villagers though as I don't know them.