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.