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post Jul 22 2008, 12:37 PM
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Well here they are (that time already?). This year's nominations. Any thoughts.

Adele - 19
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Burial - Untrue
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Estelle - Shine
Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep in the North Sea
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - The Bairns
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
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post Sep 10 2008, 08:32 AM
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I like the Elbow album (well, the majority of it), but it isn't all that innovative or different (but then, neither was the rest of the list), which I always thought the Mercurys tried to celebrate. Discuss.
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post Sep 10 2008, 08:46 AM
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QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Sep 10 2008, 09:32 AM)
I like the Elbow album (well, the majority of it), but it isn't all that innovative or different (but then, neither was the rest of the list), which I always thought the Mercurys tried to celebrate. Discuss.
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The music industry is terrified, with this it is unlikely any will take risks with new acts & therefore reducing the number of new & interesting acts appearing on the ordinary Joe's radar, it also reduces the number of actual recording opportunities for bands.
Couple that with the Mercury Music prize being televised means it would demand ratings & has to interest the ordinary Joe (who will only be aware of whats being plugged or groomed to soon be plugged in his/her general direction) leading to the lack of any great innovative acts on show.

That's what I reckon anyway.

edit: although Grommed sounds like a fantastic word, it is Groomed which helps the sentence make any sense.

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- Sostie   MERCURY AWARDS 2008   Jul 22 2008, 12:37 PM
- - baking   lol how did M-People ever win this? it was over Bl...   Jul 22 2008, 12:46 PM
|- - Shack   Elbow's album is pretty good, although similar...   Jul 22 2008, 12:52 PM
- - Svein   The only one on there with any interest for me is ...   Jul 22 2008, 01:01 PM
- - Omniscia   Alison Kraus is a fine musician, and what more nee...   Jul 22 2008, 01:10 PM
|- - Svein   QUOTE (Omniscia @ Jul 22 2008, 02:10 PM)Aliso...   Jul 22 2008, 03:03 PM
- - Hobbes   makes me realise how little I keep up these days.   Jul 22 2008, 03:10 PM
|- - melzilla   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Jul 22 2008, 04:10 PM)makes m...   Jul 22 2008, 05:20 PM
|- - Starscream`s Ghost   QUOTE (melzilla @ Jul 22 2008, 06:20 PM)Just ...   Jul 22 2008, 10:08 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (Sostie @ Jul 22 2008, 01:37 PM)Well he...   Jul 22 2008, 04:24 PM
- - logger   It's all just a lot of noise...   Jul 22 2008, 10:08 PM
- - Ade   I've got to say it's not an especially ins...   Jul 25 2008, 08:52 AM
- - Rua   Neon Neon are good.   Jul 25 2008, 09:16 AM
- - Wife Of Rolex   I reckon Elbow. No reason. It's just came to ...   Jul 25 2008, 07:37 PM
|- - Nonus Aequilibrium   QUOTE (Wife Of Rolex @ Jul 25 2008, 08:37 PM)...   Jul 25 2008, 11:50 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Nonus Aequilibrium @ Jul 26 2008, 12:5...   Jul 26 2008, 06:13 PM
- - maian   So, Elbow won, which is fine by me as it's a f...   Sep 9 2008, 09:29 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Told ye.   Sep 9 2008, 09:38 PM
- - maian   I took part in a music quiz earlier tonight and na...   Sep 9 2008, 09:40 PM
- - Jessopjessopjessop   I like the Elbow album (well, the majority of it),...   Sep 10 2008, 08:32 AM
|- - Rua   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Sep 10 2008, 09:3...   Sep 10 2008, 08:46 AM
|- - Sostie   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Sep 10 2008, 09:3...   Sep 10 2008, 09:36 AM
- - logger   I want to be grommed.   Sep 10 2008, 12:30 PM


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