Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2014 Awarded

Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2014

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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.

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Winner of the Prize 2014, Young Fathers.

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/

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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.

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Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2014 list released

Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2014 albums listed

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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.

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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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