Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Late Night Brew | 2006 Mercury Music Prize

Collecting the award from host Jools Holland, Turner joked: "Someone call 999 - Richard Hawley has been robbed."
Maybe that statement wasn't too far from the truth.
One could argue and debate whether this year's recipients of the Mercury Music Prize, truly deserved the coveted Brit award. The Arctic Monkeys did create a lot of buzz for a few months, but then quickly fizzled...or did they?
Last year's winner were Antony & the Johnsons for the album 'I Am A Bird Now' and in 2004, Franz Ferdinand's debut album took the prize.

Here was the short list of contenders:

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - 'Ballad Of The Broken Seas'
Editors - 'The Back Room'
Guillemots - 'Through The Windowpane'
Richard Hawley - 'Coles Corner'
Hot Chip - 'The Warning'
Muse - 'Black Holes & Revelations'
Zoe Rahman - 'Melting Pot'
Lou Rhodes - 'Beloved One'
Scritti Politti - 'White Bread Black Beer'
Sway - 'This Is My Demo'
Thom Yorke - 'The Eraser'

BBC: Arctic Monkeys win Mercury prize

YouTube: 2004 Winner- Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out"


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