🎤 Mercury Prize - Best of the rest (2007) 🎤

As per normal pick up to three albums from the list of runners up. This week it’s 2007.
In 2007 the prize was won by Klaxons - Myths of the near future. Who should have got second place in your opinion?

Previous winners from these threads…

1992 - Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha
1993 - PJ Harvey - Rid of me
1994 - Pulp - His ‘n’ Hers
1995 - Tricky - Maxinquaye
1997 - Radiohead - OK Computer
1998 - Massive Attack - Mezzanine
1999 - Blur - 13
2000 - Doves - Lost souls
2001 - Radiohead - Amnesiac
2002 - The Streets - Original Pirate Material
2003 - Radiohead - Hail to the thief
2005 - Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
2006 - Hot Chip - The Warning
2008 - Radiohead - In Rainbows
2009 - The Horrors - Primary Colours
2010 - Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
2011 - Metronomy - The English Riviera
2012 - Field Music - Plumb
2013 - Jon Hopkins - Immunity
2015 - Aphex Twin - Syro
2016 - David Bowie - Blackstar
2017 - The xx - I see you
2018 - Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
2019 - Little Simz - Grey Area
2020 - Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
2021 - Sault - Untitled (rise) / Mogwai - As the love continues
2023 - Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy

  • Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
  • Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford - Basquiat Strings
  • Bat for Lashes - Fur and Gold
  • Dizzee Rascal - Maths + English
  • Maps - We Can Create
  • New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
  • Fionn Regan - The End of History
  • Jamie T - Panic Prevention
  • The View - Hats off to the Buskers
  • Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
  • Young Knives - Voices of Animals and Men
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great list for my tastes!

best AM album, Jamie T with one of my top 3 Brit indie albums, and hmm think I’ll chuck one to Young Knives for being so fun and genuinely off-kilter. Bat For Lashes deserves a nod too, but do think Two Suns is quite a step up from the debut

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Monkeys
T
Knives

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Dizzee

That is all.

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haven’t listened to it for ages but I really liked that Maps album back then

gonna re-listen now

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yeah that rounds out my top 5 from the list

the new EP they just put out is good fun too fyi

Went Monkeys, Bat and Winehouse

I like Young Knives but they became more interesting after the debut imo

incredibly after not thinking about them for years Maps have appeared in my world twice in the last two days

was reading about The Music yesterday and turns out the guitarist is releasing a solo album produced by James aka Maps

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good list! amy > young knives > jamie t > nypc > arctic monkeys > dizzee then the others for me

Fionn Regan

Only 4 years left to do! What year next?

  • 1996
  • 2004
  • 2014
  • 2022
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Winehouse and AM for me

Young Knives were better later, as @RabbityThing said
Loved B4L at the time but it leaves no impact in 2024

Back to Black is great, and Favourite Worst Nightmare is AM at their best imo

we’re in a vibes era imho and B4L is pure vibes

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Amy Winehouse by some distance for me on that list.

I always thought New Young Pony Club were American. I reckon my brain just hasn’t been able to separate ‘New Young’ from New York.

A winner I didn’t expect!

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