20 Years of the Mercury Prize - Winners Poll

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pandemic, Thursday, 8 September 2011 08:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Probably should have said "Vanishing Point is a more deserving winner," but we can make these claims about a lot of these artists' catalogues.

We could have, and "Vanishing Point" is also an excellent album, but outside "contrarian" ILM, "Screamadelica" is generally considered to be their masterpiece, among critics and indie audiences alike.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Thursday, 8 September 2011 08:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

god pulp really are the fucking worst band ever though. i literally want to punch jarvis DICKHEAD cocker in the face

― lex pretend, Thursday, 8 September 2011 00:22 (9 hours ago) Bookmark

yeah, worse than hitler

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 08:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

there was a band called hitler, right?

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 08:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is what I found...

Mark G, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Its no good taking the piss out of Michael Jackson when your legacy is a load of landfill brit-pop shite and a decades worth of Peel session debris. Pulp were truly dreadful, just pumped up chancers who got lucky. The fifth form doggerel of JC on Common People is the apex of absolute shiteness. The Auteurs had already nailed it with The Upper Classes. Looking at this Mercury list makes me feel queasy and angry at how its nearly always the tossers that win in life.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

winning the mercury prize |= winning in life

Upt0eleven, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey, Luke Haines, welcome to ILM! (xp)

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Talentless chancers, yeah! Coming round here, punching our peados - who do they think they are? All those singles were rubbish weren't they? Disco 2000, Es & Whizz, Common People, Do You Remember the First Time, Babies - who likes those? A: No one! We only bought them to throw in the bin.

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

2000: Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour Of Bewilderbeast

FUCKING TWENTY PENCE BUSKER, FUCKING DIE

You've just reminded me of that viz cartoon, in which Badly Drawn Boy is desperately busking outside Natwest, and the caption below is "Badly Overdrawn Boy".

Daniel Giraffe, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

My favourite Viz strip was "Vidal Baboon"

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Luke Haines otm

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Auteurs had already nailed it with The Upper Classes.

Did Luke Haines have a strand of uncertainty with regard his position in the social strata in the lyrics? Or was it pure invective?

I mean, I also wrote a version of a similar scenario, way back in the day. It was called "Lichtenstein". It wasn't great, but.

Mark G, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

I voted for Different Class, by the way, risking the opprobrium of various people on here.

Daniel Giraffe, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

xxxpost Vidal Baboon LOL

Daniel Giraffe, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

i gots no problem with people repping for pedestrian indie as long as they don't mind a little banter in return

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

god pulp really are the fucking worst band ever though. i literally want to punch jarvis DICKHEAD cocker in the face

so otm

seasoning sauce all over me (tpp), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

mum emailed me to tell me "dj harvey that dj you and your father like won the mercury music prize" haha

Crackle Box, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

i gots no problem with people repping for pedestrian indie as long as they don't mind a little banter in return

if that's where you're setting the bar i'm not sure what in the way of indie wouldn't fall under it.

Upt0eleven, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

indie music is just the worst.

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that King Creosote, for one

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's just rubbish innit? just blokes meowling in stupid accents about how the quality of the rain was better in the '60s.

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

xxxxp preferred him when he played for AFC Wimbledon.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Who? Glenn Mulcaire?

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

and don't get me started on the grebos...

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 09:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Was MC Harvey, not DJ Harvey, sorry.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

and don't get me started on gomez. i would like to PUNCH all of them in the DICK extremely HARD

missingNO, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

with my FIST

missingNO, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

DICK...HARD...FIST...

o_O

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Its no good taking the piss out of Michael Jackson when your legacy is a load of landfill brit-pop shite and a decades worth of Peel session debris. Pulp were truly dreadful, just pumped up chancers who got lucky. The fifth form doggerel of JC on Common People is the apex of absolute shiteness.

otmfm. had an argument in the pub about that last night - everyone lionises cocker for that dickhead stunt but it's like, c'mon son stack MJ's music up against JC's and there's only one possible winner, and it's not the man peddling trite ~social commentary~ that only seems smart cuz it was concurrent with fucking neanderthals like oasis

lex pretend, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

god franz ferdinand are a bunch of CUNTS aren't they? they deserve to get KICKED in the HEAD very HARD by FEET

missingNO, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

SO HARD... literally!

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

ehhh -- MJ rules but the spectacle of wiry uncertain Cocker destroying Jackson's well-choreographed display of kitch was great television.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

"wiry, uncertain" = ripped to the tits on coke

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

nb nowt wrong with being ripped to the tits on coke but let's not buy this "David vs Super-Goliath" version eh?

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

cos it was much more like "hype toddler shows off in front of mates" imo

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

OTM, still MJ deserved it, no matter how good he was

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

i often think that if MJ had beaten the crap out of him there and then his career wd have never dipped

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

He's a lover, not a fighter

Geirge Hongriot (NickB), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

and really "oddball reclusive black guy pretends to be Jesus in concert performance" is much more subversive and funny than "aging student doesn't like pop music"

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

tbh give me a pop star throwing jesus poses any day over a pop star trying cluelessly to be an Important Social Commentator

lex pretend, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

What's that Oasis song again, Heal The World?

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

though i guess MJ was trying to be both, lol

lex pretend, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

tbh give me a pop star throwing jesus poses any day over a pop star trying cluelessly to be an Important Social Commentator

Isn't that what Jacko was doing tho? Albeit in messianic megalomaniac mode?

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

oops (xp)

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

and really "oddball reclusive black guy pretends to be Jesus in concert performance" is much more subversive and funny

Maybe, if it actually had been subversive or funny

Euripides Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

rephrase: if you're a pop star trying to be an Important Social Commentator, you damn well better accompany it with some jesus poses

lex pretend, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thing is, JCock was 'hero' to many for that stunt for years, but after MJackson died, the whole thing seems, um, I dunno, churlish?

Mark G, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Enjoying doglatin’s finessed irony here. Where’s ex-ILMer and “Toploder” fan Andy Paltridge when you need him?

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

xxpost jesus was famous for his flappy flappy arse wave

Upt0eleven, Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Bombast"? Dummy? "Bombast"?

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Thursday, 22 September 2011 16:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

"roads" is basically THE most melodramatic song ever

a lot of dummy is pretty chill but there are still some srsly emo lyrics there

fennel cartwright, Thursday, 22 September 2011 16:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Missed this poll, but echo 'the right album won'

Mister Potato shares Manchester United’s commitment to (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 22 September 2011 21:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

the snore album snored

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 September 2011 07:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Aren't all these albums, by definition, overplayed though? And if that's the case, any winner could be accused of being a boring choice?

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Friday, 23 September 2011 08:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah exackly this is why lists, polls, awards, and shit that wins lists polls and awards sucks and is wank

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 September 2011 08:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't think anyone could accuse Speech Debelle's album of being overplayed.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Friday, 23 September 2011 08:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Poor Speech Debelle

the tax avocado (DJP), Friday, 23 September 2011 13:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Speech Impediment Debelle

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 September 2011 14:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

When she won, did peopl eyell out "Speech! Speech! Speech! " ?

That would explain her length of award acceptance.

Mark G, Friday, 23 September 2011 14:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Speech Débile

Yo wait a minute man, you better think about the world (dog latin), Friday, 23 September 2011 15:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

@campbellclaret
Alastair Campbell
met Speech Debelle at a Labour/arts do last night. Really nice, and she didn't laugh when I showed her the song I wrote about Elvis
5 minutes ago via web

lex pretend, Friday, 23 September 2011 15:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Never before have I seen so much irrelevence in one tweet.

Matt DC, Friday, 23 September 2011 15:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

would love to hear that tbh

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Friday, 23 September 2011 15:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

He later had a discussion about Avatar and vuvuzelas with Hull City manager Phil Brown.

Matt DC, Friday, 23 September 2011 15:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

See, i have no idea if you're joking about that or not

pandemic, Friday, 23 September 2011 16:00 (3 years ago) Permalink


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