Alternative Mercurys... Neptune thread

British and Irish albums that should’ve made the mercury shortlist…

Clark - Deathpeak
Blanck Mass - World eater
Pumarosa - The Witch

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Kelly Lee Owens
Jane Weaver
This Is The Kit
Forest Swords
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard


Shall we do this in the same vein as @BMS1’s monthly threads? So basically…set a deadline for all nominations to be made. Then from that date…we all vote for 3 from the list and then add up the votes to find a winner. Don’t mind doing the counting.

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Anyway, my nominations:

Slowdive - Slowdive
Laura Marling - Semper Femina
Forest Swords - Compassion
Richard Dawson - Peasant
Idles - Brutalism


what’s the cut-off with eligibility again?

Doesn’t Sean usually organize this?


31st August?


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Slowdive - Slowdive

Blanck Mass - World eater

Blueneck — The Outpost

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Isn’t this is the kit French?

Based in Paris now, but English I think - she certainly used to live here in Bristol.

Forest Swords – Compassion
Slowdive – s/t
Actress – AZD

Sacred Paws
Ibibio Sound Machine

No, Bristol I think along with Rozi Plain.

Ulrika Spacek - Modern English Decoration
Blonde Bunny - Worldwide 100

Also that Slowdive album is surprising it wasn’t listed.

I wish they’d reveal the list of all the bands that submitted their records/paid the £200 fee. Would be interesting to deduce who didn’t submit records.

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Usually, it was a big DiS thing

This can just be another voting thread

Yeah, @derekrocks and I were gonna wait until nearer the Mercury this year.


For what it’s worth I would have Nominated…

Moonlandingz - Interplanetary classics
Richard Dawson - Peasant
Ibibio Sound Machine
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology.

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