Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2007 Mercury Music Prize

Klaxons celebrate prestigious award
For those not in the know, the Mercury Music Prize is an award given out each year to either the best English or Irish pop album.

As it doesn't really affect us in any regards, it's still interesting to see who gets shortlisted and who takes away the money each year. It seems in the last couple of years the quality of artists being nominated for the prize are in poorer quality than in yester years. Arctic Monkeys took out the prize last year to the delight and dismay of many music fans for their album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not". This year they made the headlines for being nominated again for the latest effort "Favourite Worst Nightmare".

Last night the prestigous award was handed out. The Nominees for this years prize were as follows:

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford - Basquiat Strings
Bat For Lashes - Fur and Gold
Dizzee Rascal - Maths and English
Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
Maps - We Can Create
New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
Fionn Regan - The End of History
Jamie T - Panic Prevention
The View - Hats Off to the Buskers
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
The Young Knives - Voices of Animals and Men

The Klaxons took out this years award with "Myths Of The Near Future", well done to the trio from London.

They will also be hitting Australia soon, so stay tuned for album and live reviews.

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