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Mercury prize alternative list

25 Jul

The Mercury Music prize nominations were announced last week and I noticed that a lot of great albums were left off the list. To compensate I have created an alternative list, featuring albums I feel got overlooked (rules are the album had to be released between July 2010 and July 2011). It’s not that I disagreed with all the official nominations (although how Everything Everything made it is beyond me!) it’s just that I don’t believe that the list fully represents the best British music of the past twelve months (however a few of those albums deserve the recognition as much as any of the below). You can see the original list HERE and view my alternative selection (i.e albums that didn’t make the official nominations) along with an example of the artists work, below.

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Suck It and See’

British Sea Power – ‘Vallhalla Dancefloor’

Cats Eyes ‘ Cats Eyes’

The Horrors –  ‘Skying’

Jamie xx – ‘We’re New Here’

Magnetic Man – ‘Magnetic Man’

Miles Kane – ‘The Colour of the Trap’

Radiohead – ‘King of Limbs’

Rose Elinor Dougell – ‘Without Why’

The Vaccines ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines’

Wild Beasts – ‘Smother’

Yuck – ‘Yuck’