Mercury Prize 2011

4 Aug

I have decided that I will be doing a 12 day series, in which I will listen to each of the albums nominated for this years mercury prize. Last year we had the incredible album XX by The xx. Of course, this year we have a whole bunch of new nominees, covering a range of genres. Tomorrow I will start with The English Riviera by Metronomy.

Just wanted to quickly mention that I was surprised that Friendly Fires didn’t get in the pack with their 80’s inspired album titled Pala as well as previous Nominees Arctic Monkeys with their great new album Suck it and See.

If you haven’t seen the nominees yet they are as follows:

Adele – 21

Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy

Elbow – build a rocket boys!

Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi

Katy B – On a Mission

James Blake – James Blake

Everything Everything – Man Alive

Metronomy – The English Riviera

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

King Creosote – Diamond Mine

Gwilym Simcock – Good Days at Schloss Elmau

Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam

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