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post Jul 30 2016, 07:11 PM
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They've changed the dates for the Mercury Prize again with this year's shortlist being announced on Thursday (August 4).

That gives us just a few days to speculate on which albums will make it. Naturally, I hope Suede will be on the list this time as Night Thoughts sees them back at their best. David Bowie's Blackstar will surely feature and they may decide that they can't ignore Adele.
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post Jul 30 2016, 08:23 PM
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Would love to see Suede nominated as it is their best since their opening trilogy; but I think it'll end up falling through the cracks on this occasion.

Bear's Den have a good shot with their new album, which is a real highlight for me, and of the quirkier releases I wouldn't be surprised to see The Comet Is Coming on the shortlist. Meilyr Jones would be great as well - '2013' reminds me of My Life Story & Divine Comedy in places.
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post Jul 30 2016, 08:26 PM
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ Jul 30 2016, 09:23 PM) *
Would love to see Suede nominated as it is their best since their opening trilogy; but I think it'll end up falling through the cracks on this occasion.

Bear's Den have a good shot with their new album, which is a real highlight for me, and of the quirkier releases I wouldn't be surprised to see The Comet Is Coming on the shortlist. Meilyr Jones would be great as well - '2013' reminds me of My Life Story & Divine Comedy in places.

If it sounds like MLS and Divine Comedy, I'll have to give it a listen!
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post Jul 30 2016, 08:56 PM
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If Blackstar does not feature I will call foul. But if it does there will be cries of a sympathy nomination. I really think it deserves to be nominated. Radiohead might be nominated too.

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post Jul 30 2016, 08:58 PM
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I'm hoping Christine And The Queens get a nod.
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post Jul 30 2016, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE(lewistgreen @ Jul 30 2016, 09:58 PM) *
I'm hoping Christine And The Queens get a nod.

Only UK and Irish artists qualify I'm afraid. The album was also released outside the time period.
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post Jul 30 2016, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Jul 30 2016, 10:16 PM) *
Only UK and Irish artists qualify I'm afraid. The album was also released outside the time period.


shame, cos I was in Square Records Wimborne today and they had the album on. 2 people asked who it was, quite interested in it - ah, just like the good old days when record shops promoted good music, made me all nostalgic, standing there amongst the vinyl 12", vinyl albums, vinyl singles and cd's....
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post Jul 30 2016, 10:10 PM
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lemme try a few guesses~

David Bowie - Blackstar
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Anna Meredith - Varmints (repping good old Scotland cheer.gif)
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Skepta - Konnichiwa
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
ANOHNI - Hopelessness
Shura - Nothing's Real
Adele - 25
Money - Suicide Songs
Gold Panda - Good Luck and Do Your Best

I'd like to see the latest Suede grab a spot!
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post Jul 30 2016, 10:25 PM
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Big yes at ANOHNI. Hopefully LUH get a nod too ~

Laura Mvula seems like a possibility..


Jessie Ware, Annie Mac and Jarvis Cocker on the panel too. Should be a good 'un.
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post Jul 31 2016, 08:14 AM
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Here for an ANOHNI / LUH. win tbh
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post Jul 31 2016, 12:53 PM
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It has to be Hopelessness. Blackstar is wonderful but I hope they don't go down the posthumous route.
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post Jul 31 2016, 02:08 PM
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LUH need to win this. SSFLTS is one of the best albums of the year, without any doubt.
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post Jul 31 2016, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE(blacksquare @ Jul 31 2016, 01:53 PM) *
It has to be Hopelessness. Blackstar is wonderful but I hope they don't go down the posthumous route.



Why do you mean? Why makes it a "route"?
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post Jul 31 2016, 05:48 PM
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my favourite album of the year is Daughter's Not to Disappear but I guess they're not Mercury prize material :/
same for Tom Odell, or was he nominated for his debut?
also like the Fightened Rabbit album a lot, but it's been much ignored by everyone :/
maybe PJ Harvey also gets a nod despite the album being a bit disappointed

I really hope they don't nominate 25 just cos of the huge sales, it's a poor album not a patch on 21 that doesn't deserve the nomination ohmy.gif
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post Jul 31 2016, 06:06 PM
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QUOTE(Bjork @ Jul 31 2016, 06:48 PM) *
my favourite album of the year is Daughter's Not to Disappear but I guess they're not Mercury prize material :/


Funnily enough, I thought that Daughters' debut was nominated for the prize, but looking back it turns out it wasn't. They could have a chance with this one though.
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post Jul 31 2016, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Jul 30 2016, 09:26 PM) *
If it sounds like MLS and Divine Comedy, I'll have to give it a listen!


I thought you would biggrin.gif
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post Aug 1 2016, 07:54 AM
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Was going to suggest Emma Pollock but, yeah, Anna Meredith might be flying the flag / ticking the box for Scottish female artists...that's if Anna isn't black-listed due to precious Bowie "fans" crying about her arrangements of Life on Mars and Starman at the prom.

I'd love to see Malcolm Middleton get a nod and I'd love to see Adele (quite rightly) ignored.
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Out of ones that haven't been mentioned yet, Minor Victories and Yak have released great debuts this year which I think could maybe get nominated. Second albums from Eagulls and Teleman, whose debuts weren't nominated, were also pretty good as well.



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post Aug 3 2016, 09:34 PM
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http://www.gigwise.com/features/107812/mer...ohead-pj-harvey

15 ALBUMS THAT DESERVE TO BE NOMINATED FOR THE MERCURY PRIZE 2016

Radiohead
PJ Harvey
New Order
Suede
Bowie
Anhoni
Editors
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post Aug 4 2016, 08:40 AM
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My 15 albums predictions (inspired by Gigwise's 15 albums predictions list):

David Bowie - Blackstar
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
Daughter - Not To Disappear
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Bat For Lashes - The Bride
James Blake - The Colour In Anything
The Coral - Distance Inbetween
Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect
Metronomy - Summer 08
Viola Beach - Viola Beach
Skepta - Konnichiwa
Savages - Adore Life
Roisin Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto

I was going to add Foals' What Went Down and New Order's Music Complete to my predictions, but the Mercury Prize's main entry criteria for this year states that albums have to have a "UK digital release date between Saturday 26 September 2015 and Friday 29 July 2016 (inclusive)" in order to be shortlisted. What Went Down was released on 28th August 2015 and Music Complete was released on 25th September 2015 (the latter was put out one day too early).


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