Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Mercury Prize 2013: Why James Blake should win but Laura Mvula will


The winner of this year's Mercury Music Prize will be announced tonight. What's your favourite British album of the past twelve months? Bowie perhaps?

For his incredulous jaw-dropper of a second (or to use snobby music critic jargon: sophomore) record 'Overgrown', James Blake is more than deserving of the crown in my eyes.
 
However my actual prediction goes to Laura Mvula's much adored, genre spanning and high potential debut 'Sing For The Moon'. But then what do I know?
 
Mvula also looks to be the bookies favourite, whilst the other Laura (Marling) has the critics seal of approval. Disclosure and Foals take favourable odds too, with poor old Villagers bringing up the rear.

Who will win though? We'll just have to wait to find out.


Nominees
Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'
David Bowie - 'The Next Day'
Disclosure - 'Settle'
Foals - 'Holy Fire'
Jake Bugg - 'Jake Bugg'
James Blake - 'Overgrown'
Jon Hopkins - 'Immunity'
Laura Marling - 'Once I Was An Eagle'
Laura Mvula - 'Sing To The Moon'
Rudimental - 'Home'
Savages - 'Silence Yourself'
Villagers - 'Awayland'

Commercial much?

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