Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2014 list released

Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2014 albums listed

albums 14

There is no denying 2014 has become ‘The Year of the Woman’ with the UK flurrying to boost females in top dog positions with government and corporation institutions. Last year FalseFabs foresore and predicted the leading winner James Blake, an outsider no-one recognised, except for the judges as well. The list, revealed last week on Thursday is below.

This year a woman should not win ‘just because’ but there are some strong credentials on offer from them. Though the boys are providing strong competition too. We have a few faves based on their talent and leading acts are – (in no order) Anna Calvi, GoGo Penguins and East India Youth.

We will share our winning option nearer the time, to maintain a fair judging process. Though we have narrowed down three potential winners. We would hope the Mercury judges panel do not chose to ‘go against’ the deserving winner as an attempt to add difference to FalseFabs being musically in-tune with deserving talent.

james blake win

2013 Mercury Prize holder James Blake

The prize is awarded on October 31st.

 

Shortlist

Anna Calvi – One Breath

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

East India Youth – Total Strife Forever

FKA Twigs – LP1

GoGo Penguin v2.0

Jungle – Jungle

Kate Tempest – Everybody Down

Nick Mulvey – First Mind

Polar Bear – In Each and Every One

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Young Fathers – Dead

 

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