Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2013

Drawing Awards Autumn to a close is the last in our series of posts about the Mercury Music Prize (as it’s really called). The ceremony took place on Wednesday evening. Let’s look at the nominees again:

  • Arctic Monkeys – AM
  • James Blake – Overgrown
  • David Bowie – The Next Day
  • Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
  • Disclosure – Settle
  • Foals – Holy Fire
  • Jon Hopkins – Immunity
  • Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
  • Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon
  • Rudimental – Home
  • Savages – Silence Yourself
  • Villagers – {Awayland}

And the winner is James Blake. Don’t worry, I’ve never heard of him either, but apparently his album includes a collaboration with Brian Eno, which should be more than enough to make it worth hearing.

Speaking of music industry legends, isn’t it about time we started complaining about how David Bowie was snubbed, as his album was clearly best? If all else fails we could just wax lyrical about how this award has become over-commercialised like everything these days, and it definitely isn’t as good as it used to be.

Here’s some press coverage from the event:

  • Channel 4 News, who were so sure that Laura Mvula had own that they interviewed her in advance to save time
  • Digital Spy, who still think David Bowie should have won anyway

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