…that Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat were not selected for the shortlist. That is one of my favourite records of the year and I think deserved to be on the final list. It’s not just brilliant. It’s fresh and interesting and different. I have always been a massive Elbow fan but I cannot understand their nomination because I just don’t really connect with ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’ and it’s not exactly new or exciting. Personal taste is a funny thing but the Elbow nominated for ‘Asleep In The Back’ were a much more interesting band than they are nowadays.
Ultimately, I don’t really care about the Mercury Prize, or any other prize for that matter, but I do hope that King Creosote and Jon Hopkins win for their excellent record*.
*That said, I don’t really know many of the other records so I couldn’t comment on whether they are any good or not. Just cause they are not to my taste doesn’t mean they are no good.