Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Nationwide Mercury Prize 2007

The Mercury Prize is currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons. This annual music prize was established by the British Association of Record Dealers in 1992 as an alternative to the BRIT Awards which are industry-dominated.

Each year a selection of the best British or Irish albums of the previous 12 months are nominated for the prize. Past winners include Arctic Monkeys with ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ in 2006 and Antony and the Johnsons with ‘I Am a Bird Now’ in 2005.

The nominations for this year’s Mercury prize are as follows:

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Dizzee Rascal - Maths And English
The View - Hats Off To The Buskers
Maps - We Can Create
Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold
Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
Jamie T - Panic Prevention
The Young Knives - Voices Of Animals And Men
Fionn Regan - The End Of History
Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford - Basquiat Strings
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom

Who is your money on?
Arctic Monkeys and Dizzee cant win. Theyve won it before.
New Young Pony Club have been making alot of noise but I doubt will win it.
Most of the bands are obscure artists. Its rare they win, but it has happened in the past.
My money would be on Whinehouse (although I am a little biased as I love her ;D)
I'd say Amy Winehouse has a good chance of winning but I'd like to see Fionn Regan get the prize. I saw him play in Cork a while back and he was really good.
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