Did the judges miss off some favourites?
NME.COM users have posted their opinions on this year’s Nationwide Mercury Prize nominations after they were announced yesterday (July 22).
Contenders for the prize, include The Last Shadow Puppets – giving Alex Turner a nod for the third year running – Radiohead for ‘In Rainbows’ and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for their bluegrass record ‘Raising Sand’.
“Weirdswallow” said matter of factly: “The winners should be Radiohead.”
“Jimbo” agreed, but was keen on two other acts in the running as well. He wrote: “Out of those nominated Radiohead (greatest band ever) or Burial should win, although I think that British Sea Power one’s quality too.”
However a few readers disagree, and don’t think Alex Turner and Miles Kane should receive the prize for their debut.
One anonymous reader said: “‘The Age Of The Understatement’ isn’t half as good as every1s saying it is!”
Many readers however think that some important release have been left off this year’s list.