Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2014
The Barclaycard Mercury Prize has been awarded for 2014. Of the twelve nominated contenders the winner was Young Fathers.
Whilst the group are a cool batch an shouldn’t be upset with the fallout, fans, critics and professional musicians could not see the barmy decision with credible light.
The decision was clear from the Mercury Prize institution. They wanted to choose an outsider to seem like FalseFabs didn’t have influence over the ceremony yet lost credibility as a result. Last year we foresore the deserving winner James Blake, which no one else could predict as the winner. This year the Mercury Prize did not want to seem obvious to us so instead chose a random act. This did not really benefit tonight’s winners, made the Mercury Prize look institutional weak and disrespected its own standpoint as a prize.
Last month, when the shortlist was revealed we wrote of the potential winners who could win.
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.
As a tough choice, we would have picked GoGo Penguin. You can read the original article here – https://falsefabs.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/barclaycard-mercury-music-prize-2014-list-released/
The ceremony was hosted by the ever dry and humourless Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw. Whenever Grimmy is booked for media ‘numbers’ the show fails. Lesson be learned? Probably not.
Well, if there’s an extra space on the panel, drop us an email from the contact tab above.
Though we do congratulate and do not wish to take away from Young Fathers for their contribution to music as a whole.