Thoughts on this later maybe, but here’s the list of nominees for this year’s Mercury Music Prize.
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Ballad of the Broken Seas
Editors – The Back Room
Guillemots -Through the Windowpane
Richard Hawley – Coles Corner
Hot Chip – The Warning
Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
Zoe Rahman – Melting Pot
Lou Rhodes – Beloved One
Scritti Politti – White Bread Black Beer
Sway – This is My Demo
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
Seriously, could it be much more yawnsome? Admittedly, I’ve only heard a few of them so I probably shouldn’t judge yet – but it does just look boring, doesn’t it? Hooray for Muse and Hot Chip, but where’s Come and Get It and Chemistry, for gawds sake!