The Mercury Music Prize this year has gone to the most obvious choice, The Arctic Monkeys. Usually the prize has nothing to do with album sales...but this time I am sure the hype had a bit of an influence. Granted this album is still out of my favorite albums of the year so good for them.
The other nominees were:
Arctic Monkeys - 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - 'Ballad Of The Broken Seas'
Editors - 'The Back Room'
Guillemots - 'Through The Windowpane'
Richard Hawley - 'Coles Corner'
Hot Chip - 'The Warning'
Muse - 'Black Holes & Revelations'
Zoe Rahman - 'Melting Pot'
Lou Rhodes - 'Beloved One'
Scritti Politti - 'White Bread Black Beer'
Sway - 'This Is My Demo'
Thom Yorke - 'The Eraser'
Alex Turner, singer of the Arctic Monkeys did add, "Somebody call 999, Richard Hawley's been robbed!"...funny man.
NY Broad x