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Mercury Prize Shortlist Announced

Posted by - 11:48 AM on 09/12/12
This year's shortlist for the Mercury Prize has been released and you can see it in full in the replies. The list includes The Maccabees, Lianne La Havas, (alt-J), Jessie Ware, Ben Howard and more.
 
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11:48 AM on 09/12/12
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Shortlist2012 Albums of the Year
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Django Django Django Django
Field Music Plumb
Jessie Ware Devotion
Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough?
Michael Kiwanuka Home Again
Plan B Ill Manors
Richard Hawley Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Roller Trio Roller Trio
Sam Lee Ground Of Its Own
The Maccabees Given To The Wild
11:49 AM on 09/12/12
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Probably one of the first years I adore a lot of the albums nominated. alt-J are early favourites it seems.
11:51 AM on 09/12/12
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Yay for Lianna La Havas. I love that album.
12:19 PM on 09/12/12
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Maccabees would have to win for me. Not sure I'd go wild over any of the releases though
12:47 PM on 09/12/12
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I've yet to listen to Ill Manors but I love The Defamation of Strickland Banks so much that I'll back Plan B.
01:18 PM on 09/12/12
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Didn't these guys like not even nominate England Keep My Bones last year? Thought maybe it was just released too late but apparently its just the people who choose these nominations aren't to be taken seriously.
01:20 PM on 09/12/12
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lol Frank Turner
Jessie Ware needs to take this.
03:23 PM on 09/12/12
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Agreed with Ben Howard, Lianne La Havas, and The Maccabees.
03:44 PM on 09/12/12
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Love Jessie Ware and alt-J!
03:55 PM on 09/12/12
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Didn't these guys like not even nominate England Keep My Bones last year? Thought maybe it was just released too late but apparently its just the people who choose these nominations aren't to be taken seriously.
Ya, I wouldn't think much of it though. Not that I dislike everything that gets nominated, nearer the opposite actually, but most years there is a big focus on pop and popular indie with a couple of token releases from other genres. This actually seems to be one of the more interesting shortlists for a while.
04:01 PM on 09/12/12
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This shortlist is ALWAYS bullshit, and everyone knows it. Alt+J, Ben Howard or The Maccabees should win.
06:42 PM on 09/12/12
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I've yet to listen to Ill Manors but I love The Defamation of Strickland Banks so much that I'll back Plan B.
I'm sure you've listened to his older material before ...Strickland Banks but from what I have heard (not all of Ill Manors) it's harking back to his older style rather than the soul influence, in case that influences you at all.
Didn't these guys like not even nominate England Keep My Bones last year? Thought maybe it was just released too late but apparently its just the people who choose these nominations aren't to be taken seriously.
Or maybe, that album/Frank Turner isn't as good to many others as it is to you.
06:48 PM on 09/12/12
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I'm sure you've listened to his older material before ...Strickland Banks but from what I have heard (not all of Ill Manors) it's harking back to his older style rather than the soul influence, in case that influences you at all.

Or maybe, that album/Frank Turner isn't as good to many others as it is to you.
Oh yeah, I've heard a few of the songs and a bit of his older stuff. Doubt I'll like it as much TDoSB but then again, that's one of my favourite albums. Still like the stuff though.
08:10 PM on 09/12/12
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Jessie <3

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