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this year's mercury music prize....

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bagsundereyes Tue 17-Jul-07 17:07:57

so what do you think of the nominees?


Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Dizzee Rascal - Maths and English
The View - Hats Off to the Buskers
Maps - We Can Create
Bat For Lashes - Fur and Gold
Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
Jamie T - Panic Prevention
The Young Knives - Voices of Animals and Men
Fionn Regan - The End of History
Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford - Basquiat Strings
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom

PersonalHouseElf Tue 17-Jul-07 17:11:32

Klaxons. Definately!

bagsundereyes Tue 17-Jul-07 17:15:37

can't work out for the life of me what jamie t is doing there. know nothing of maps, fionn regan, or basquiat strings - anyone heard these?

mozzybear Tue 17-Jul-07 19:45:21

Not much exciting among the "known" ones

Will have to check out some of the others.

I tried to blag myself into the MMP about 7 years ago. Didn't work .

CatIsSleepy Tue 17-Jul-07 19:48:36

bags I just got the Maps album-
read a review of You don't know her name (current single by them ) in guardian guide on sat and downloaded that track on strength of it...loved it...then down-loaded rest of album.

tbh am not sure about the album yet- maybe 3 good tracks in addition to the first, rest a bit samey...

have not heard of Basquiat stings or fionn regan either

CatIsSleepy Tue 17-Jul-07 20:19:51

and have never heard anything by Bat for Lashes, Young Knives or new Young Pony Club.

any good?

MegaLegilimens Tue 17-Jul-07 20:32:37

Bat for lashes This one reminds me of St Etienne

MegaLegilimens Tue 17-Jul-07 20:33:23

Dizee I love this

MegaLegilimens Tue 17-Jul-07 20:37:27

you must have heard this one Young Knives

CatIsSleepy Tue 17-Jul-07 20:41:51

no but it's quite funny

MegaLegilimens Tue 17-Jul-07 20:43:55

recognise this from a telly ad

MegaLegilimens Tue 17-Jul-07 20:45:28

I am a secret Zane Lowe fan - Radio 1 at 7 week nights. I always have it on after an evening Sainsury's jaunt so despite being a middle aged mother of four I am scarily up to date on new music LOL

oliveoil Tue 17-Jul-07 20:45:38

I saw Bat for Lashes on the Glastonbury coverage

tis ok, not really my cup of tea

very pretty singer

I like Amy Winehouse out of that lot, or Dizzee Rascal

JoolsToo Tue 17-Jul-07 20:46:43

only Amy Winehouse's name I recognise out of that lot

CatIsSleepy Tue 17-Jul-07 20:47:37

oh I think i've heard that icecream song on the radio...like it. reminds me of something else (she said vaguely...)

UnquietDad Thu 19-Jul-07 11:12:22

I'd take a punt on Bat for Lashes - cool and different.

bagsundereyes Thu 19-Jul-07 11:57:04

cat - does it remind you of Money, by the Flying Lizards?

though it breaks my indie-kid-grown-up heart to say it, my favourite on this list is amy winehouse. she irritates me intensely as a person, but Back to Black is amazing.

looking forward to seeing her next weekend - supporting Arctic Monkeys .

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