Mercury Prize

Who’s Who in the Mercury Prize 2014

We’re all busy people, and the world of music appears to be churning over with ever-growing speed, so it’s beneficial to sometimes have a signpost that suggests which records from the last 12 months are worth bothering with …

James Blake Wins The 2013 Mercury Prize

You’ve got to be doing something pretty good in music if you can be Mercury nominated for both of the albums you’ve released to date, and win it with the second,  scurrying past the waving and envious fists of artists of …

Adele, Elbow, PJ Harvey Nominated For Mercury Prize

The nominations for this year’s Mercury Awards have just been announced, and as usual, there are no clear front-runners as yet (although if I was in charge, it’d be an easy win for Everything Everything), so here’s the full list …

The XX Have Won This Year’s Mercury Prize

UPDATED 5:29 PM EST: Just announced – The xx have won this year’s Mercury Prize for their well-received, self-titled debut album. Each year, the Mercury committee selects one album by a British or Irish artist as the …

Sample This Year’s Mercury Prize Nominees

Each year the Mercury selection committee hands out their highly coveted award to the best British or Irish album of the past year. The committee’s obscure choices have often befuddled the critics, but I think most UK pundits are …

Mercury Prize Preview: Laura Marling, Hot Chip

The Independent looks at who should be on this year’s Mercury Prize shortlist, which is announced next Tuesday. The annual Mercury Prize is handed out to the British or Irish album of the year, determined by a committee of …