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Hector Gilbert

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Mercury Music Prize Nominations
« on: 19 Jul 2005, 04:57 »

* Anthony and the Johnsons I Am A Bird Now
*   Bloc Party Silent Alarm
*   Coldplay X&Y
*   Hard-Fi Stars of CCTV
*   Kaiser Chiefs Employment
*   KT Tunstall Eye To The Telescope
*   M.I.A. Arular
*   Maximo Park A Certain Trigger
*   Polar Bear (band) Held On The Tips Of Fingers
*   Seth Lakeman Kitty Jay
*   The Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike
*   The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers
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« Reply #1 on: 19 Jul 2005, 05:01 »

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* Anthony and the Johnsons I Am A Bird Now


I thought the Mercury Prize was only for British music?
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« Reply #2 on: 19 Jul 2005, 05:05 »

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I thought the Mercury Prize was only for British music?


Perhaps that's to do with Antony Hegarty himself being born in England.

Anyway this line-up in general makes me quite angry, not enough variety and nothing I'd consider to be of any interest apart from maybe that Seth Lakeman album.
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« Reply #3 on: 19 Jul 2005, 07:44 »

*yawn* same old, same old
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« Reply #4 on: 19 Jul 2005, 07:50 »

Very drab, no real innovation as usual. Of the ones on there that I've heard, Coldplay's is probably the only one that warrants any real attention, what with it being markedly better than their 2 previous albums.
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« Reply #5 on: 19 Jul 2005, 14:06 »

M.I.A. and The Go! Team are alright.
The rest are about as exciting as eating cold wallpaper paste.
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« Reply #6 on: 19 Jul 2005, 16:26 »

Not terrible, but not particularly inspiring.

Like most awards nominations, actually.
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« Reply #7 on: 19 Jul 2005, 18:32 »

maybe someone really pedestrian and annoying will win it. then hopefully do the trick that mercury music prize winners usually do, which is disappear without a trace (let alone another album).
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« Reply #8 on: 19 Jul 2005, 19:09 »

i think that Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs & Maximo Park are all listenable, but hardly groundbreaking.  the Go! Team is fun, but i am not sure if i'd go as far as saying it's worthy of an award.  Coldplay is boring, as usual.  can't say much about the others, though, as i haven't heard any of it.
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« Reply #9 on: 19 Jul 2005, 23:51 »

Awards never go to the groundbreakers.  Awards are never daring or inspired, much like the bands which receive them.
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« Reply #10 on: 25 Jul 2005, 09:30 »

Only heard one track by the magic numbers and to be honest i liked it as far as middle of the road pop-rock goes, good toe tapping summery tune, but won't change my life
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« Reply #11 on: 06 Sep 2005, 17:50 »

Winner: Antony and the Johnsons?

Huh.  Didn't see that one coming.
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« Reply #12 on: 06 Sep 2005, 18:12 »

Never even heard of 'em.
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« Reply #13 on: 06 Sep 2005, 18:14 »

Sound like really boring 50's Doo-wop.
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but the music sucks because the keyboards don't have the cold/mechanical sound they had but a wannabe techno sound that it's pathetic for Rammstein standars.

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« Reply #14 on: 07 Sep 2005, 13:21 »

Some punk thingy.

Meh. The British have proven themselves, once again, to be worshipers of moderately boring music in the non-hard rock/metal/Eric Clapton world.
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« Reply #15 on: 07 Sep 2005, 13:40 »

Well I for one think Antony and the Johnsons are fantastic and Hegarty is one hell of a singer... the music is neat too :)
But at the same time I wanted M.I.A to win, since Arular is one sexy revolution, for me anyway.
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« Reply #16 on: 07 Sep 2005, 14:07 »

Yes, Merkava, the population of Britain collectively decided that bland music is best. In the national referendum that is the Mercury Music Prize, we voted overwhelmingly for Antony and The Johnsons - it is clear, utterly clear, that no one here has any musical taste whatsoever. The only possible good response is the abolition of Britain post-haste.
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« Reply #17 on: 07 Sep 2005, 14:57 »

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Some punk thingy.

Meh. The British have proven themselves, once again, to be worshipers of moderately boring music in the non-hard rock/metal/Eric Clapton world.

I could be wrong, but I think the MMP is decided by music journos and critics, not the public. And very, very rarely do I pay any attention whatsoever to critics.
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« Reply #18 on: 07 Sep 2005, 17:45 »

Ouch, guess I'm the only one coming to the defense of ol' Antony. I happen to enjoy his music immensely. I think it's gorgeous, and the man has a wonderfully beautiful androgynous voice.

The scandalous part of this whole thing is that Antony is essentially a New Yorker, but he was originally born in Chichester, thus making him elegible for the prize. I believe he was as discombobulated as everyone else when he won.

Sorry for actually liking an artist the rest of the board seems to loathe, sometimes I forget that the snob-o-meter is set to KILL in here.
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« Reply #19 on: 07 Sep 2005, 17:46 »

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Some punk thingy.


If you're referring to Antony and the Johnsons, you couldn't possibly be more wrong.
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« Reply #20 on: 07 Sep 2005, 18:15 »

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Sorry for actually liking an artist the rest of the board seems to loathe, sometimes I forget that the snob-o-meter is set to KILL in here.


Mine goes all the way to EXTERMINATE.
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« Reply #21 on: 08 Sep 2005, 13:45 »

Mine's EXTERMINATE THEN FEED TO SCHOOLCHILDREN. beat that. Fucking Fascist.
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but the music sucks because the keyboards don't have the cold/mechanical sound they had but a wannabe techno sound that it's pathetic for Rammstein standars.

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« Reply #22 on: 08 Sep 2005, 14:17 »

I despise Antony and the Johnsons. It's nails on a fucking chalkboard to me. At least Bloc Party are decent.
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« Reply #23 on: 08 Sep 2005, 14:48 »

I LOVED Silent Alarm the first few times I listened to it, but something about it loses energy and aesthetic quality every time I listen to it now.

It's decent music, I guess, but nothing particularly interesting to me.
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« Reply #24 on: 08 Sep 2005, 16:55 »

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Some punk thingy.


If you're referring to Antony and the Johnsons, you couldn't possibly be more wrong.


My poorly-worded sarcasm is too extreme for y'all. :P
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