Yes, it’s that time again – the nominees for the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize have been announced, and of the twelve albums on the shortlist, three have been mentioned here, which shows the enormous influence my witterings have on the music industry. Those albums come from:
And if you read my reviews, you’ll know that I’d be delighted to see any of those win. If I was forced to pick just one, then today’s answer is Guillemots. But ask me another day, and you’ll quite likely get a different answer.
Also on the list are albums I’ve heard, but not listened to enough to review from Richard Hawley and Muse. And I haven’t heard Tom Yorke’s solo album yet. I don’t know much about the other nominees. Well, Scritti Politi is a name from the distant past, but I haven’t caught up with what Green Gartside is doing these days.
Expect either a “woo hoo” or a “what the photon were they thinking of???” post when the result is announced later in the year.
 It used to be the Mercury Music Prize when it was sponsored by long since gone (renamed? taken over? who remembers?) telco Mercury
 Hey, at least my delusions are mostly harmless!