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Old 28-05-2004, 16:52:06   #28
Lazarus and the Gimp
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Originally posted by King_Ghidra
yeah but mike, there are very few surprises on the mercury shortlist to anyone who is interested in music. You may have bought a dizzee rascal album that otherwise you wouldn't have, but it's not like there are any great secrets there for the most part.

Yes some good albums have won the prize, so what? All of these albums were massively successful and well-known well before mercury bestowed their dubious honour upon them.
What a load of crap. I can usually guarantee that the Mercury shortlist has at least one artist on it that I've never heard of, and I think I read more music press than the average bear.

What's more, Talvin Singh and Roni Size were light years away from being household names before they won.
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