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post Jul 8 2015, 12:39 PM
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The BBC have regained the television rights for the Mercury Prize. Channel 4's coverage for the past two years has been awful, so let's hope it improves now that it is back with the Beeb,

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/m...nnounced__9981/

In the meantime, it's time to start speculating on likely nominees when the shortlist is announced in October. Here's hoping Public Service Broadcasting make it this year.
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post Jul 8 2015, 03:23 PM
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The last time I watched the Mercurys were, incidentally, when the BBC used to air them, so pleased they've got coverage again.
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post Jul 11 2015, 10:05 AM
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I'm glad the BBC's got the coverage back from Channel 4, as the latter has treated it more as an afterthought rather than a major event, and the BBC can tie into its entire media network to give it the extensive coverage it deserves. Having said that, Channel 4 did replace Jools Holland with Lauren Laverne as compere of the event, so it wasn't all bad. Just hope that they replace Nick Grimshaw as host as well, although I can't see the BBC doing that.

Once again, I agree with Public Service Broadcasting getting a nod, especially after their debut was unfairly overlooked. Sons of Kemet will be in with a good shout for the token jazz nomination, especially given that Seb Rochford, one of the most nominated acts for the prize under several different acts, is involved.
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post Jul 11 2015, 10:27 AM
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ Jul 11 2015, 11:05 AM) *
I'm glad the BBC's got the coverage back from Channel 4, as the latter has treated it more as an afterthought rather than a major event, and the BBC can tie into its entire media network to give it the extensive coverage it deserves. Having said that, Channel 4 did replace Jools Holland with Lauren Laverne as compere of the event, so it wasn't all bad. Just hope that they replace Nick Grimshaw as host as well, although I can't see the BBC doing that.

Once again, I agree with Public Service Broadcasting getting a nod, especially after their debut was unfairly overlooked. Sons of Kemet will be in with a good shout for the token jazz nomination, especially given that Seb Rochford, one of the most nominated acts for the prize under several different acts, is involved.

That's true!

If they qualify (two-thirds of the members are British), I'd like to see FFS included as well.
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post Jul 11 2015, 11:42 AM
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I don't think a lot of people care that much about the Mercury. As I recall last year's winner didn't get a lot of press attention.
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post Jul 11 2015, 12:47 PM
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Marina and The Diamonds - Froot....

But it wont be nominated despite being the most interesting British pop album since, um....The Family Jewels.
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post Jul 14 2015, 08:07 AM
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It's pretty irrelevant now. I don't think music fans really care, just the media.
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post Jul 14 2015, 09:12 AM
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QUOTE(richie @ Jul 14 2015, 09:07 AM) *
It's pretty irrelevant now. I don't think music fans really care, just the media.


I wouldn't say that it's completely irrelevant. It does have a good effect on the nominees as I remember FKA Twigs' LP1 got a nice boost by it and even the winners jumped into the top 10 on iTunes for a few days last year. It's not as strong as an influence before but an impact is still there.


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post Oct 2 2015, 04:43 PM
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The shortlist is announced on Friday October 16.
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post Oct 2 2015, 08:06 PM
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^ My birthday impakt *.*

Some albums I think may feature on the list-
Jamie xx (In Colour)
Lianne La Havas (Blood)
Everything Everything (Get To Heaven)
Wolf Alice (My Love is Cool)
Young Fathers (White Men Are Black Men Too)
Foals (What Went Down)
Florence & The Machine (How Big How Blue How Beautiful)
Blur (The Magic Whip)
LA Priest (Inji)
Marika Hackman (We Slept at Last)
Benjamin Clementine (At Least for Now)

Firmly throwing my support behind Get To Heaven <3

I'd love if they went TOTALLY left-field and listed Clarence Clarity's gem of an album, but i'm aware that's reaching too far~
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post Oct 2 2015, 09:39 PM
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Hoping Lianne, Wolf Alice and Everything Everything all feature heart.gif
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post Oct 3 2015, 08:29 PM
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I'd be very surprised if Jamie xx, Everything Everything and Wolf Alice don't feature. While I'm all for an under-the-radar album winning the award, some of these albums have done well in terms of a chart peak but I'm sure a Mercury Prize win would just do wonders (unlike with Young Fathers last year).

Foals album is just sublime though, it'd really cement them as a successful band of the 2010s if they were to win.
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post Oct 3 2015, 09:14 PM
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New Order - Music Complete
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post Oct 12 2015, 01:02 PM
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Yep, New Order's comeback was 100 times better than Blur's.
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post Oct 12 2015, 02:02 PM
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If Flo isn't on this list and doesn't win the whole thing, this is bullshit.
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post Oct 12 2015, 02:33 PM
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post Oct 12 2015, 02:45 PM
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Yes, her.
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post Oct 12 2015, 04:48 PM
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I definitely think Jamie xx is in with a shout, possibly Slaves too. Years & Years is probably pushing it really, but would be nice.
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post Oct 12 2015, 04:50 PM
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Jamie xx is the one I've played the most and it is a perfect album, but I'd like Young Fathers as the album is far better than the one they won with last year.
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post Oct 16 2015, 12:04 PM
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The shortlist has been announced.

Aphex Twin - Syro
Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now
C Duncan - Architect
Eska - Eska
Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Gaz Coombes - Matador
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
Jamie xx - In Colour
Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
Slaves - Are You Satisfied?
SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream
Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool


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