Mercury Prize 2017


Sampha should win by a distance here.


Of the three I’ve heard (Sampha, Stormzy, The xx), Sampha is easily the best


Sheeran needs the money most. Give it to him.


No Jane Weaver.

I’m oot.



That wonky eyed ginger gets everywhere FFS.

Piss poor list.


even The Big Moon aren’t very good really


2000 - Coldplay - Parachutes
2001 - PJ Harvey - Stories*
2002 - The Coral - The Coral
2003 - Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner*
2004 - ¯_(ツ)
2005 - Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
2006 - I Campbell & M Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas
2007 - Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
2008 - Radiohead - In Rainbows
2009 - The Horrors - Primary Colours
2010 - Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
2011 - PJ Harvey - Let England Shake*
2012 - Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky’s Edge
2013 - Arctic Monkeys - AM
2014 - Young Fathers - Dead*
2015 - ¯_(ツ)

2016 - David Bowie - Blackstar


What do the asterisks mean in this thread?

Is it ‘they actually won’?




Yes I’ve always had a soft spot for Nelly Furtado.


That J Hus album is absolutely fantastic

Best of the bunch there by quite a way imho


bit of a joke Richard Dawson wasn’t nominated in this. Dunno if they’d have applied but I would’ve thought being on a Domino imprint they’d have stumped up the cash


I think it’s time to put the Mercury Prize out of its misery. That shortlist is so depressing and so predictable (the big pop hit album/the polite side of ‘urban’/the mainstream indie/the jazz album etc).

It’s just shameful that they ignore people like Richard Dawson, Kelly-Lee Owens, Jane Weaver etc.


ha yeah classic ‘the rest are shit’ response, i doubt anyone on here’s given it a listen

i don’t love it but it’s got some bangers on it, that’s for sure. probably my favourite of the lot at least.


I don’t know, I think some of the recent winners have been pretty good. Not like we get a Klaxons every year winning


Could you honestly say that you would be excited about any of the records on this year’s list winning?


Maybe they should rethink this whole thing and make it for debuts only. And maybe none of this the label pays to nominate. And maybe I should decide the shortlist. Wishful thinking, I know.

But Ed fucking Sheeran…


Where the fuck is slap bass hunks?


Can’t imagine ed sheeran will win as they don’t tend to give it to urban acts 2 years in a row


Er…did I say I liked this year’s shortlist much?

And Stormzy’s album is pretty great