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Funkodrom 22-07-2003 14:27:26

Mercury Nominees announced
The BBC has a ridiculous headline claiming that rock bands dominate the nominations when there is only one rock band amongst the nominees. Clearly Coldplay will win it but it's great to see The Darkness in there.

BBC report here. Also there's a much more interesting article about how past winners have stood the test of time. Read it here. I'm relatively surprised to see I own 5 past winners, all of which are excellent.

Debaser 22-07-2003 14:46:14

I reckon either The Darkness or Radiohead will win it.

Funkodrom 22-07-2003 14:55:57

I hope it's The Darkness, that would rule.

Lazarus and the Gimp 22-07-2003 16:49:54

What a crap line-up. I'd go for Martina Topley-Bird or Eliza Carthy.

*End Is Forever* 22-07-2003 17:01:40

I'd like to place my support on one of the artists I've not heard of, because the ones I do know are universally terrible.

Scabrous Birdseed 22-07-2003 17:02:36

I reckon Martina Topley-Bird 'cause she's got such a weird name.

Lazarus and the Gimp 22-07-2003 18:42:16

She used to go into the Coronation Tap when I was a regular there. Very sexy woman, but usually accompanied by terrifying minder.

Scabrous Birdseed 22-07-2003 21:02:27

I'm considering using my tried-and-tested "one 30 second sound sample off Amazon per artist" approach again this year with which I correctly predicted Ms. Dynamite as the winner last time, but I'm not sure I want to risk it.

BigGameHunter 22-07-2003 21:09:30

Is this like the Grammy's?

Scabrous Birdseed 22-07-2003 21:16:46

Okay, I've insulted the Mercury often enough but saying it's like the Grammys is to take it too far.

Scabrous Birdseed 22-07-2003 21:27:59

Right, I tried doing the soudn samples thing but failed 'cause there aren't any of Dizzee Rascal anywhere on the web.

Edit: Never mind... it was on the BBC website. :o

Scabrous Birdseed 22-07-2003 21:58:58

Right, after careful perusal I've come to the conclusion that's they're all fucking crap and that the prize therefore will go to the Jazz entry, Soweto Kinch.

Funkodrom 23-07-2003 08:43:23

It is a load of crap isn't it. :)

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