Amy Winehouse Mercury Award ?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 | 06:30 PM

100pxflag_of_the_united_kingdomsvgThe Mercury Prize nominations came out while I was away this past week. They are the British equivalent of a Grammy.

Update: The Mercury Prize isn't the British Grammys at all. Those would be the Brits (clever name, huh?).  The Mercury Prize is a one-off kind of acknowledgement of taste making music (note 7 of the finalists are on indies). The Short List in the US was modeled after the Mercury thing.

Here is the list of Mercury nominees . . .

Amy Winehouse --  "Back to Black'' (Island)
Arctic Monkeys -- "Favourite Worst Nightmare'' (Domino)
Basquiat Strings -- "Basquiat Strings With Seb Rochford'' (F-IRE)
Bat for Lashes -- "Fur and Gold'' (Echo)
Dizzee Rascal -- "Maths + English'' (XL)
Fionn Regan -- "The End of History'' (Bella Union)
Jamie T -- "Panic Prevention'' (Virgin)
Klaxons --  "Myths of the Near Future'' (Polydor)
Maps -- "We Can Create'' (Mute)
New Young Pony Club -- "Fantastic Playroom'' (Universal)
The View -- "Hats Off to the Buskers'' (1965)
The Young Knives -- "Voices of Animals and Men'' (Wea)

Prior winners can be found here.

Amy Winehouse Faces a Tough Fight for Mercury Prize
Mark Beech
Bloomberg, July 23, 2007

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This is only on topic as it relates to music, but I highly reccomend the new Kings of Leon album "Because of the Times".

I was not really a fan of their first album, and I saw them get blown off the stage by an opening act a couple years ago, so had low expectations on the current album.

They are very young, like the Arctic Monkeys, so it is nice to see them evolving a little. Definitely a worthwhile purchase.

Posted by: BCS | Jul 25, 2007 6:42:32 PM

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