Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Mercury Music Prize 2006

Hmm... Well, looks like what I predicted came true.

Not that I am surprised that the judges bought into the hype. After years of criticsm that they only tend to award the top prize to 'niche' bands, they finally went for the safest choice available. Even safer than 2004's winner Franz Ferdinand. Well, at least it isn't some crap hip hop artist.

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Kat said...

Hey Jon. Nothing related to Mercury Prize (I watched bits of it and I got bored. Heh),but just want to give you a heads up about the free English Heritage day out this weekend. That is if you haven't heard of it yet.

Lots of English Heritage and National Trust sites are open for free on Sat 9th Sept. Would make a great day out I reckon.

Anyway, more details on their website. http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/pr/HighlightsHistory_Matters.shtml

RichardAM said...

It's lunacy, the panel (like the artists) should be more than willing to experiment rather than conform to expectations.

don't worry, if history has taught me anything it's that their second album will fail miserably and they'll all be forgotten about come this time next year.

We can but hope.

Jon said...

Kat, thanks for the heads up. I see that the fantastically named Ham House is included...

Richard, lol. Again. The Darkness.

Whatever happened to them?