Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Mercury Music Prize 2006 nominations

Pretty good list, filled mainly with indie and britpop albums. Similar to last year's nominations, a couple of songwriters are also included and that hip hop is largely ignored (inserts unfunny evil laughter). Disappointed to see Editors (okay, but not great), Muse (average) and Arctic Monkeys (overhyped monkeys) making the list though. I never 'got' Radiohead so I am a little bit sceptical about Thom York's The Eraser.

I would have preferred if they would have nominated Dirty Pretty Things and Belle & Sebastian to satisfy the mainstream indie crowd. I do hope that Isobel Campbell (former Belle & Sebastian vocalist/cellist) and Mark Lanegan (okay, he isn't British but so what?) wins with their debut Ballad of the Broken Seas album If not there are many who I think deserves to win, including Hot Chip and Guillemots.

However knowing that this is the Mercury Music Prize, I believe the judges will cock it up once again. I predict an easy win by the Arctic Monkeys, followed by a chorus of "what the fuck" follow up blog posts by people like me. We will see.

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6 comments:

howsy said...

Hey, not fair! What about Corrine Bailey Rae and The Kooks?

Jon said...

Kooks are alright but I don't think they deserves nomination. I will check our Corrine Bailey Rae as it appears she is a huge fan of Led Zeppelin.

RichardAM said...

I'm really hoping the Arctic Monkeys are going to go in the same direction as the Darkness and just kinda fuck off after their first album...

Maybe i'll get my wish.

Jon said...

The Darkness? Who are they?

;)

Nick Fulton said...

I don't understand why people don't like Arctic Monkeys. I think their debut is great. I think they will win, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Isobel Cambell and Mark Lanegan take it out.
Personally I'm a huge fan of the latest Gomez. I think it should have got nominated. I know they won a few years back for 'Bring it On' and kind of faded after that, but by god 'How we Operate' is great.

Jon said...

I don't hate the Arctic Monkeys...I hate the hype that is associated with them. Mind you they are better than the Darkness though (them I absolutely hate).