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alt-J Win The Mercury Prize

Posted by: Kyle Huntington (11/01/12)
alt-J are the winners of this year's Mercury Music Prize.
  
 
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03:40 PM on 11/01/12
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Awesome Wave is amazing, glad they got it. Who were the other candidates?
03:52 PM on 11/01/12
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Good for them.
05:24 PM on 11/01/12
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Stoked about this. An Awesome Wave is excellent.
06:10 PM on 11/01/12
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THAT PRIZE IS FOR MATILDA!
06:18 PM on 11/01/12
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Great choice.
06:35 PM on 11/01/12
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but.. butt... 2012 isn't even over with yet? whats an cntl j anyways?
06:46 PM on 11/01/12
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Awesome Wave is amazing, glad they got it. Who were the other candidates?
Lianne La Havas
Ben Howard
Jessie Ware
The Maccabees
The Roller Trio
Django Django
Plan B
Field Music
Michael Kiwanuka
Richard Hawley
Sam Lee
01:45 AM on 11/02/12
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http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/...-awesome-wave/

Personally I think Alt-J have been massively overhyped and overrated. I think there were far more deserving winners on that list.
06:53 AM on 11/02/12
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http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/...-awesome-wave/

Personally I think Alt-J have been massively overhyped and overrated. I think there were far more deserving winners on that list.
Pitchfork review: the be all and end all. FACT.

I do agree with you though, I think it should have gone to 2 or 3 of the other artists, that being said, I'm not totally upset with the result as I do love the album.
08:15 AM on 11/02/12
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http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/...-awesome-wave/

Personally I think Alt-J have been massively overhyped and overrated. I think there were far more deserving winners on that list.
People that quote Pitchfork as indie rock gospel annoy the absolute fuck out of me.

This year's nominees were pretty fantastic, but it's good to see a fun album like Awesome Wave take it.
09:59 AM on 11/02/12
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People that quote Pitchfork as indie rock gospel annoy the absolute fuck out of me.

This year's nominees were pretty fantastic, but it's good to see a fun album like Awesome Wave take it.
I generally disagree with Pitchfork frequently and don't follow it so please don't generalise me. However I do enjoy reading articles and reviews from Laura Snapes and I think she hits the nail on the head with her Alt J analysis.

I'm not aware of all the nominees but my picks would either be Jessie Ware, The Maccabees or Field Music. (Roller Trio too as they went to my college thus I'm slightly biased.)
03:00 PM on 11/02/12
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Lianne La Havas
Ben Howard
Jessie Ware
The Maccabees
The Roller Trio
Django Django
Plan B
Field Music
Michael Kiwanuka
Richard Hawley
Sam Lee
Cheers, yeah I definitely think Alt-J deserve it out of them.
08:11 PM on 11/02/12
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I generally disagree with Pitchfork frequently and don't follow it so please don't generalise me. However I do enjoy reading articles and reviews from Laura Snapes and I think she hits the nail on the head with her Alt J analysis.

I'm not aware of all the nominees but my picks would either be Jessie Ware, The Maccabees or Field Music. (Roller Trio too as they went to my college thus I'm slightly biased.)
They definitely have a few quality articles (the interview Larry Fitzmaurice did with Michael from Passion Pit earlier this year...amazing), but I think the culture they represent of music being a fashion statement is tiring to no end.

Like I said though, this year's nominees were so good all in their own rights. Lianna La Havas, Michael Kiwanuka, Jessie Ware, Field Music, Plan B, or Alt J could've taken it and I would've gotten the reasoning. An Awesome Wave is just an album that took me a while to get behind, but once I did, I just ended up having so much fun listening to all the sounds they tried to cram into every song. I truly didn't know people were hyping it so much, so that never really fazed me as much as it did other people.
04:58 AM on 11/03/12
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Jessie Ware could have ran away with this. Alt-J are great too though.
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