20 Years of the Mercury Prize - Winners Poll

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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

Romans didn't like that shit AT ALL

Geirge Hongriot (NickB), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

From Wikipedia

Pulp (band)

History (1978 - 2011):

Jarvis Cockhead spent 30 years striking ridiculous poses round the common room wearing the same knock-off Che t-shirt and quoting The Communist Manifesto at anyone who would bother listening to him. Then one day he decided to punch Michael Jackson. Then he grew a beard. Jarvis Cocker is gay.

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

jesus poses > important social commentary >>>>>>>> ~self-important lex commentary~

Come and get it with King (G'Day) Boy (G'Day) Pato (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Different Class? Shitferent Class you mean...

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp It wasn't Jarvis v pop (which he loves) or Jarvis v Michael Jackson's back catalogue, it was Jarvis v creepy, messianic hubris. Not his finest hour by any means but balls to pro-Earth Song revisionism.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Still a prick after all these years, DL, I see.

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 10:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Glad you got that off your chest.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's amazing what you can do with duct tape and Onken strawberry mousse.

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

OMG I understood that.

Mark G, Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Elegant Slumming, easily. Most of the other stuff I've heard is either bland (Portishead, Roni Size, Talving Singh), irritating (Dizzee, Pulp, Primal Scream) or shite. The Ms. Dynamite album has few good tunes, but it's wildly uneven.

Tuomas, Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think it might actually be Let England Shake. Umming and aahing between that and Dummy. Boy In Da Corner would be in there but for the weak section in the middle - I never want to listen to it all the way through.

2009: Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy

BLESS YOU

This is positive contrarianism gone mad though.

Matt DC, Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Antony And The Johnsons winning was a bit of a treasured moment for me because Conor McNicholas's stuttering incredulity was such a picture. Loved that record at the time, find a whole hour's worth of Antony's voice a bit hard going and treacly now. Also it broke up several years of haircut indie domination.

Matt DC, Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Jarvis loves "Pop", not the same thing as pop music

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

that Antony album is pretty short and sweet tbf

placeholder for weak pun (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know before reading this thread that Antony & The Johnsons is an UK act! Somehow they've always sounded like they were from New York to me.

Tuomas, Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

in honesty my favourite of these - certainly most listened - is (disc 2 of) New Forms.

But I like the Primal Scream, M People, Portishead, Pulp, Ms Dynamite, Dizzee Rascal, xx and PJ Harvey albums as well.

Tim F, Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

they're called the suburbs

post, Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think it's a kind of Jimi Hendrix thing with Antony.

It was a Thursday night. I was working late... (dog latin), Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

But yeah, they're okay. It's just that as Nina Simone fan I've never been able to deal with how much the singer tries to sound like her.

(xxx-post)

Tuomas, Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp Antony was born in the UK though based in the US at the time - there was a minor fuss at the time about his eligibility.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Thursday, 8 September 2011 11:18 (3 years ago) Permalink


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