Mercury Prize 2017


#141

if you like Rizzle Kicks, sure


#142

Ooft!


#143

nah, he’s alright I guess, just not my kind of thing. good kid, apparently.


#144

Aye, he seems sound. It’s not a great record or anything but there’s enough good on there to bump it into “quite good” territory which is more than I can say for the rest of the list (Sampha and Stormzy have got some decent stuff on their records as well tbf)


#145

Don’t always need to take the easy option, Bam!


#146

I reckon Big Moon are well worth a tenner bet. Hadn’t given the album much time until they got the nod and absolutely loving it. Definitely one for fans of Smith-y indie, lots of sharp lyrics and smart shifts


#147

Yeah I like them.


#148

They won’t win.


#149

quite like this Glass Animals one


#150

Can’t see them taking it, but It really is a great album of really well written songs. got properly hooked on it for a while after seeing them back in April.


#151

Depressing list. Does Ed Sheeran have to be nominated for everything? The bloke will be winning MOBO’s next.


#152

Like this:

The Alt-Js - Relaxinger

“It’s got some songs on it and stuff, none of them as roof eradicating as The Impression That I Get.” 4/10.


#153

got bored with glass animals.

big moon is good ish tho


#154

I listened to that a few months back, it made me happy but wouldn’t want to hear it all the time


#155

If this isn’t sarcasm, he was nominated for Best UK Male, Best Album & Best Song at the MOBO awards 5 years ago. He was also called the most powerful man in urban music by BBC Radio 1Xtra


#156


#157

Oh wow…


#158

I mean all music is music of black origin.

But Ed Sheeran…


#159

I think the bst period of the mmp was the 90s for me, but maybe the period that really formed my music tastes. How about that period picking your best albums from the shortlists. I listened to all the albums is year and the alt-j relaxer album is the best by far. I couldn’t really tolerate the others, sorry, but the blossoms album is ok.


#160

I feel like Desperate Journalist or Rose Elinor Dougall or some other more guitarish band with a good album deserved a vote, ah well Big Moon got one I guess they’re ‘decent’.