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    I think im in a different 2009
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    Glasvegas deserves no place on the charts- let alone in the Mercury Prize shortlist. =\
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    (Original post by natty_d)
    Heres the potential list up on NME.com:

    Have a looksey and discuss.

    Bat For Lashes – 'Two Suns'
    Bombay Bicycle Club – 'I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose'
    Camera Obscura – 'My Maudlin Career'
    David Holmes – 'The Holy Pictures'
    Doves – 'Kingdom Of Rust'
    Florence And The Machine – 'Lungs'
    Friendly Fires – 'Friendly Fires'
    Gallows – 'Grey Britain'
    Glasvegas – 'Glasvegas'
    Graham Coxon – 'The Spinning Top'
    Jack Penate – 'Everything Is New'
    James Yorkston – 'When The Haar Rolls In'
    Jarvis Cocker – '"Further Complications"'
    Kasabian – 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum'
    La Roux – 'La Roux'
    Late Of The Pier – 'Fantasy Black Channel'
    Lily Allen – 'It's Not Me, It's You'
    Little Boots – 'Hands'
    Manic Street Preachers – 'Journal for Plague Lovers'
    Maximo Park – 'Quicken The Heart'
    Micachu – 'Jewellery'
    Monkey – 'Journey To The West'
    Nitin Sawhney – 'London Undersound'
    Oasis – 'Dig Out Your Soul'
    Peter Doherty – 'Grace/Wastelands'
    Robert Mitchell 3iO - The Greater Good
    Roots Manuva – 'Slime And Reason'
    Stuart Murdoch – 'God Help the Girl'
    Take That – 'The Circus'
    The Horrors – 'Primary Colours'
    The Hours – 'See The Light'
    The Phantom Band – 'Checkmate Savage'
    The Week That Was – 'The Week That Was'
    White Lies – 'To Lose My Life…'
    Wiley – 'Grime Wave'

    I would be happy for any of them to win, just dear god don't let it be Take That or Oasis.
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    Well, they just got announced and were much worse than I expected. Like really atrocious, I only like a few albums and if Bat for Lashes doesn't win I will vomit! I don't think I'll follow it much anymore... I can't decide whether to have a gamble on her at 6/1, maybe a fiver...

    Florence and the Machine 5/1
    Kasabian 5/1
    Bat for Lashes 6/1
    La Roux 6/1
    Glasvegas 6/1
    Speech Debelle 8/1
    Friendly Fires 8/1
    The Horrors 8/1
    Lisa Hannigan 8/1
    The Invisible 10/1
    Led Bib 10/1
    Sweet Billy Pilgrim 10/1

    And Kasabian?! lol.
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    (Original post by Jacccckkkkkkk)
    Well, they just got announced and were much worse than I expected. Like really atrocious, I only like a few albums and if Bat for Lashes doesn't win I will vomit! I don't think I'll follow it much anymore... I can't decide whether to have a gamble on her at 6/1, maybe a fiver...

    Florence and the Machine 5/1
    Kasabian 5/1
    Bat for Lashes 6/1
    La Roux 6/1
    Glasvegas 6/1
    Speech Debelle 8/1
    Friendly Fires 8/1
    The Horrors 8/1
    Lisa Hannigan 8/1
    The Invisible 10/1
    Led Bib 10/1
    Sweet Billy Pilgrim 10/1

    And Kasabian?! lol.
    I don't really like anyone on that list. The small mercy is that White Lies and Oasis, aren't there. :jebus:
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    This years potential list is so much weaker than last years.

    Camera Obscura, Bats for Lashes, Bombay Bicycle Club, Stuart Murdoch, Monkey (Damon Albarn and the other guy) and Friendly Fires are the only albums I've liked really. Even then none were outstanding. The US has been much better recently with Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear etc. which are far far stronger.
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    (Original post by QED)
    This years potential list is so much weaker than last years.

    Camera Obscura, Bats for Lashes, Bombay Bicycle Club, Stuart Murdoch, Monkey (Damon Albarn and the other guy) and Friendly Fires are the only albums I've liked really. Even then none were outstanding. The US has been much better recently with Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear etc. which are far far stronger.
    Agreed This has been a very good year for music, with 4 or 5 albums I've really loved already. Unfortunately none of them are British.
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    (Original post by QED)
    This years potential list is so much weaker than last years.

    Camera Obscura, Bats for Lashes, Bombay Bicycle Club, Stuart Murdoch, Monkey (Damon Albarn and the other guy) and Friendly Fires are the only albums I've liked really. Even then none were outstanding. The US has been much better recently with Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear etc. which are far far stronger.
    Think you're being a bit harsh on British music there. I mean the US do have Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear... but we have some really special music too - particularly folky stuff which is what I'm most disappointed in. Lisa Hannigan's alright but she hardly represents the best of folk especially as it's been so strong recently.
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    A fairly good bunch there, yes.

    I think Florence is fantastic and out of that list, probably deserves a win. I don't think Kasabian should be a joint favourite, but I still think they deserve a spot on the list!
    I don't think Glasvegas should be though (and I'm also glad Oasis didn't make it, they're not deserving of it!).

    Will have to check out some of these 'unknowns' though. :teeth:
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    (Original post by natty_d)
    Heres the potential list up on NME.com:

    Have a looksey and discuss.

    Bat For Lashes – 'Two Suns'
    Bombay Bicycle Club – 'I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose'
    Camera Obscura – 'My Maudlin Career'

    David Holmes – 'The Holy Pictures'
    Doves – 'Kingdom Of Rust'
    Florence And The Machine – 'Lungs'
    Friendly Fires – 'Friendly Fires'
    Gallows – 'Grey Britain'
    Glasvegas – 'Glasvegas'
    Graham Coxon – 'The Spinning Top'
    Jack Penate – 'Everything Is New'

    James Yorkston – 'When The Haar Rolls In'
    Jarvis Cocker – '"Further Complications"'
    Kasabian – 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum'
    La Roux – 'La Roux'
    Late Of The Pier – 'Fantasy Black Channel'
    Lily Allen – 'It's Not Me, It's You'
    Little Boots – 'Hands'
    Manic Street Preachers – 'Journal for Plague Lovers'
    Maximo Park – 'Quicken The Heart'
    Micachu – 'Jewellery'
    Monkey – 'Journey To The West'
    Nitin Sawhney – 'London Undersound'
    Oasis – 'Dig Out Your Soul'
    Peter Doherty – 'Grace/Wastelands'
    Robert Mitchell 3iO - The Greater Good
    Roots Manuva – 'Slime And Reason'
    Stuart Murdoch – 'God Help the Girl'
    Take That – 'The Circus'
    The Horrors – 'Primary Colours'
    The Hours – 'See The Light'
    The Phantom Band – 'Checkmate Savage'
    The Week That Was – 'The Week That Was'
    White Lies – 'To Lose My Life…'
    Wiley – 'Grime Wave'

    I would have liked to see these people in it. :sad:
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    (Original post by Jacccckkkkkkk)
    Think you're being a bit harsh on British music there. I mean the US do have Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear... but we have some really special music too - particularly folky stuff which is what I'm most disappointed in. Lisa Hannigan's alright but she hardly represents the best of folk especially as it's been so strong recently.
    British music is good, but this year has been poor is all. Laura Marling and Plant & Krauss last year was a far stronger showing for the folkier stuff. Laura Marling should've won too .
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    Mega facepalm. Why are Super Furry Animals and the Manics not there?? What a gay list. I mean, La Roux, Kasabian, Glasvegas are all crap.
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    Bat for Lashes and The Horrors make that list a bit eugh worthy.

    Kasabian by far the best thing on that list.
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    One of the obscure ones is bound to win - the last three years have all been won by mainstream artists.

    I want La Roux to win; I bought her album last week and have not stopped listening to it since. It's stunning. Florence is typical Mercury material, so usually she'd stand a good chance. She's got pop songs with an 'edge'.
 
 
 
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