Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mercury Prize Shortlist

So once again the Mercury Prize Shortlist has been announced, and there are quite a few surprises, Mostly the addition of Burial (finally Dubstep is being recognised!) and Neon Neon to the list and, for once there isn't a huge focus on first and second albums. There seems to be a bias on women led pop such as adele and laura marling but there's nothing wrong with that. On the whole it is more diverse than in previous years. Anyway here's the list :

Adele - 19
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Burial - Untrue
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Estelle - Shine
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep in the North Sea
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Rachel Unthank and the Winterset - The Bairns

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