🎤 Mercury Prize - The best of the rest (2009) 🎤

Seriously imagine if Glasvegas won? No dis they are fine but that would have been grim for that to be seen as the best UK album that year

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Hope Martha win


Anyway my picks are

Lisa Hannigan: Decent album, competently made.

Florance & the machine: Overplayed but its actually a well put together record with good songs.

La Roux: The actual full album is very annoying at points but the singles are fun brain worms right?

I dont think I actually ‘like’ any of these albums though. Like a few I wouldnt mind if you put them on (The Horrors, Bats for Lashes) but I wouldnt want to sit down and listen to them intently.

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What a shite year

I went:

The Horrors - Primary Colours
Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

The Horrors’ astonishing turn-around from one-note goth punk joke to being capable of releasing something as considered and accomplished as Primary Colours will never not be worth recognising.

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I know you’re all dying to know who judged the prize in 2009
Which incidentally was presented by Jools Holland.


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Well done to The Horrors. Another year coming today!

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Congrats the horrors, have got myself slightly obsessed by just how good this tune is as the album closer

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It’s epic