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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

UPDATE: Elbow Win Prestigious Mercury Prize

Weeeellllllll, my prediction for a Burial win did not transpire quite as planned and Radiohead pulled another Susan Lucci. Earlier this evening, UK rockers Elbow were named the winners of Britain’s 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid. They won the revered prize ahead of a shortlist of 11 other acts at a ceremony in central London. Their victory sees them follow in the footsteps of last year's winner Klaxons.

Elbow received a £20,000 prize as winners of this year’s edition of the revered award. The Seldom Seen Kid is the band's fourth album and first Mercury Prize win. The band had been nominated for their first album Asleep In The Back in 2001, but they lost out to PJ Harvey for Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea.

Next up from Canada. The Polaris Music Prize on September 29th. Basia Bulat will win. This time I'm confident.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

We never really did expect Radiohead to win this daytime Emmy, did we?

I think you may be right about Basia, though. I have been noticing that she is EVERYWHERE anymore. And that is a very good thing, I think.

Sean Wraight said...

Nope. But they did win in our hearts right Barb? It's a bit of a joke that they continue to go winless (hence the Lucci reference) because in all honesty I can not think of a more deserving group. I think, like all of these awards they should be taken with a grain of salt.

Interesting for Elbow though. I am sure it will translate to renewed interest in their cd and who knows perhaps they'll celebrate with 'weenis' transplants all around. Most appropriate for a band called Elbow.

Everything goes around, yadda yadda yadda. Right?