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> Mercury Prize 2019, Winner will be revealed on September 19th
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post Jul 22 2019, 11:15 AM
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Nominees revealed in 25th July 2019
Winner revealed in 19th September.


Possible contenders:

IDLES
Fontaines D.C.
Anna Calvi
Dave
Little Simz
Loyle Carner
Slowthai
Kate Tempest
Black Midi
Thom Yorke
Villagers
The 1975 (not sure though, since the album already won a BRIT Award)
Lewis Capaldi (at least one commercial success album)
The Comet Is Coming/Ezra Collective
James Blake
Paul Weller
The Twilight Sad




Personal wishlist: Foals, Sleaford Mods, Ex:Re, The Specials, The Good The Bad And The Queen, The Prodigy, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Jungle, Teleman, The Chemical Brothers, Thom Yorke's Suspiria (if a soundtrack album gets nominated like in 2012. If not, then i would love for AMINA to make it)


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post Jul 22 2019, 11:58 AM
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listening to Ex:Re right now but don't think it has a chance, best UK album of the last months but Daughter were never nominated if I remember well
and this is a very low-key side-project

from your list I really like James Blake and Villagers

hopefully not Capaldi or the 1975 sad.gif
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post Jul 22 2019, 01:01 PM
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I’m hoping for The Chemical Brothers and nothing else
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post Jul 22 2019, 02:50 PM
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I'd be very surprised if The 1975 aren't nominated, big contender to win as well. (Unless Mercury do have something against Brit winners tongue.gif )

I'd like to see Foals and Fontaines DC as well.
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post Jul 22 2019, 06:15 PM
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Little Simz will win!
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post Jul 22 2019, 07:58 PM
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My predictions:
- Foals
- The 1975
- Little Simz
- Loyle Carner
- Dave
- The Chemical Brothers
- Slowthai
- Fontaines D.C.

Sadly I don’t think Skepta’s latest album is strong enough to get him nominated again, certainly not when better ‘rap’ albums like Dave and slowthai are out.
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post Jul 22 2019, 07:59 PM
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last year the Mercury got lots of criticism cos they gave the prize to Alice Wolf which are super mainstream + terrible, so a total mess of a winner and 1000% undeserved... so pretty sure this year it's gonna go to someone more alternative

hope not The 1975, for me, the worst band around, zero original, every song is a carbon-copy of something else, banal stupid lyrics, cannot think of anything worst
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post Jul 23 2019, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE(SLlewellyn @ Jul 22 2019, 08:58 PM) *
Sadly I don’t think Skepta’s latest album is strong enough to get him nominated again


The album's predecessor already won the prize, so I don't know if IIB would make it to the list.
The last time a winning album's successor got a nomination for the prize was in 2011 with Elbow's Build A Rocket Boys (winning album being The Seldom Seen Kid).
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post Jul 23 2019, 10:49 AM
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Hoping for a Self Esteem nomination 🙌🏼
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post Jul 23 2019, 11:11 AM
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some personal wishes-

Idles (winning contender surely?)
Black Midi (this should be an easy nominee but i don't really trust the panel x)
Foals
The Comet Is Coming
The Chemical Brothers
The Twilight Sad
Snapped Ankles
Gazelle Twin (not in a million years but a live performance would be the greatest thing ever)
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post Jul 23 2019, 11:18 AM
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Ah yes the 'super mainstream' Wolf Alice - always topping the charts.
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post Jul 23 2019, 08:08 PM
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Would love to see IDLES, Little Simz or The Comet Is Coming up for nomination !
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post Jul 24 2019, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Jul 23 2019, 09:08 PM) *
Would love to see IDLES, Little Simz or The Comet Is Coming up for nomination !


Me too, Dr.!
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post Jul 25 2019, 10:06 AM
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The list has been revealed.

Anna Calvi - Hunter
Black Midi - Schlagenheim
Cate Le Bon - Reward
Dave - Psychodrama
Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 (*inhales* YAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!)
Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
Little Simz - GREY Area
NAO - Saturn
SEED Ensemble - Driftglass
Slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain
The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships


Sad that James Blake, Thom Yorke, The Comet Is Coming and Hot Chip didn't make it, but still a great list.


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post Jul 25 2019, 10:13 AM
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Well that was pretty predictable.
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post Jul 25 2019, 10:21 AM
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Yeah no surprises this year I don't think - I'd be happy with The 1975, Foals or Fontaines winning. And also be fine with Idles or Black Midi.
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post Jul 25 2019, 11:06 AM
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fdahhhfgh Black Midi yesss *.*

pleased for Foals and Idles too (Comet should really be on there though)
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post Jul 25 2019, 01:32 PM
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Disappointed that Loyle Carner’s latest wasn’t included, feels like a big step up in quality to me; contrary to reviews.

Of these acts, I think I’d most like Fontaines D.C. to win - incredible debut (though last song could’ve been dropped).
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post Jul 25 2019, 01:47 PM
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I'd really like it to go to Dave or Foals. Wouldn't mind Black Midi either.
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post Jul 25 2019, 02:17 PM
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Great to see slowthai on there and my entirely uninformed inkling is he has a decent chance of winning it? IDLES and Little Simz probably being contenders too (and maaaaybe Dave but I feel like if they're gonna go for one of the rap albums the other ones seem more like Mercury's inclination).

James Blake not making the cut is a bit disappointing but of course he has already won it once so he doesn't need any more Mercury validation.

Had a quick peep at the bookies and I see slowthai and IDLES are indeed the early favourites along with Dave.
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