Mercury Prize 2017


#41

Shiiiiit.

You know what I mean.


#42

OK - I don’t think it’s good. The political moaning bores me and I don’t think there’s any real passion in the performance.

My favourite Peej involves howling about sex and violence or eternal heartbreak.


#43

2000 - Coldplay - Parachutes
2001 - *PJ Harvey - Stories from the City…
2002 - Seriously, can’t even pick anything from this year
2003 - Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
2004 - Snow Patrol - The Final Straw
2005 - Bloc Party - Silent Alarm / The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike
2006 - Hot Chip - The Warning
2007 - Jamie T - Panic Prevention
2008 - Burial - Untrue
2009 - The Horrors - Primary Colours
2010 - Foals - Total Life Forever
2011 - James Blake - James Blake
2012 - Jessie Ware - Devotion
2013 - Jon Hopkins - Immunity
2014 - *Young Fathers - Dead
2015 - Jamie XX - In Colour
2016 - David Bowie - Blackstar


#44

It’s not terrible but I think it’s a bit polished and not as exciting as some of her better ones.


#45

The Big Moon - ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’
Glass Animals - ‘How To Be A Human Being’
Sampha - ‘Process’
Stormzy - ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’
Loyle Carner - ‘Yesterday’s Gone’
alt-J - ‘RELAXER’
The xx - ‘I See You’
Kate Tempest - ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’
J Hus - ‘Common Sense’
Blossoms - ‘Blossoms’
Dinosaur - ‘Together, As One’
Ed Sheeran - ‘Divide’


#46

Meh


#47

Yeah KLO not even nominated, not really a great list but I like The Big Moon and Glass Animals albums


#48

Goodness shit.


#49

Kate Tempest can seem pretty awful but I saw her perform Let them eat chaos live and it was astonishingly good.

ED SHEERAN??!!


#50

Probably the worst shortlist yet. Nothing there worthy of winning.


#51

2007 was maybe worse. This is pretty poor though


#52

imagine nominating fucking Ed Sheeran.

Blossoms can get to fuck as well.


#53

They won’t give it to a grime artist two years in a row but Stormzy is streets ahead of everything on that list.


#54

Snap prediction for who will win: Sampha


#55

fuck’s sake :frowning:


#56

I think Let Them Eat Chaos is genuinely great though. As for Ed Sheeran, is an album still British when its co-written by a bunch of Americans?


#57

the big moon eh, fair dos. might finally get round to getting that album. saw them a few years ago and they were good fun. defo wont win tho


#58

this argument happens most years. lots of people said that i am a bird now (which, as discussed above, is about the most worthy winner the award has ever had) shouldn’t have been nominated because anohni is based in the states.


#59

my love is cool is amazing and i’m 100% with you


#60

‘Lots of people’ - i.e. Kaiser Chiefs