The candidates are in for the Mercury Music Prize. One of the most established prizes for budding new stars to launch a platform to the bloodsucking mainstream dilution has been revealed since Wednesday.
The prize represents artists of strong, unique value embodied with tight talent and pleasing musical sounds for audiences away from the average type of bubblegum pop today.
The shortlist of the twelve artists and albums in the running are below, and make for essential acquisition of many, if not all albums on offer.
This year’s prize is a tight contest. Our winner? It is an extreme task to select from such a diverse and outstanding batch of artistry on offer but, we’re backing Jon Hopkins or James Blake, with Blake as front runner. Their work has been immensely succinct and filled with style, sound and impact that carries listeners along to a wide range of achievable reality and fiction.
Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie are the favourites to win the prize, but criticism range from too predictable, aged and too mainstream to receive the prize as nothing achievable could be done with such rights. To be nominated is huge endorsement alone for artists’ respect of outstanding music contributions often ignored by big company music bosses unturned to the real public purchasers of sound. The prize has often handed a surprise victor numerous times. The award will be chosen next month.
Arctic Monkeys, AM
Davie Bowie, The Next Day
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
Savages, Silence Yourself