Mercury Music Prize

I've just been watching the Mercury Music Prize. It's chosen by critics and is a showcase for the current talent in the British music scene. A small selection at any rate.

This year, unlike previous ones, it has been almost completely inspiring. With one exception (a band who sound was just on the wrong side of amateurish) the music and performers on show made you proud to hail from these shores. The winner was never going to be the jazz group, the folkies or the big stars (Coldplay this year) but when was announced as the overall winner the whole hall got up to applaud. Antony and the Johnsons. Difficult music with heart and soul - about time.


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