Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mercury's Recap

I'm actually really shocked the Portishead & Foals album didn't get nominated, I thought the Portishead was a classic 'Mercury' album. I'm also surprised Duffy didn't get in on the pop tip, and I think it's a real shame the Mystery Jets album isn't getting the recognition.

Thinking about it, I am disappointed the Burial album was entered as it doesn't seem to to fit the way he operates, but I suppose if you were going to do anything, this is probably it. Depending on whether the bookies have twigged how fashionable it is, it could well be worth a flutter!! (edit: I've since checked and he's favourite!)

I actually think it's a decent list with the mass of British albums over the last year, and I think Neon, BSP, Laura Marling and even Elbow aren't the fashionable choicea. The nods to Jazz / Folk are a little trite with the Plant inclusion, but I guess Seb Rochefort didn't make an album this year

Soundtrack to this post: The Boss

1 comment:

Marc said...

Yes, Foals omission is criminal.

It would have been nice to see The Young Knives or Wild Beasts appear on the list - something a little more alternative.

Anyhow, as Radiohead and The Last Shadow Puppets are immensely strong candidates to win, I am going to plump for British Sea Power - purely in the selfish hope that I can get to hear 'No Lucifer' played again and again on the radio. And they left me partially deaf for over 24 hours after their gig at the Irish Centre, Leeds!