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Artic Monkeys win Mercury Music Prize
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05 Sep 2006 10:58 PM
    Artic Monkeys, for f**ks sake .
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    06 Sep 2006 12:26 AM
    Just saw this on bbc4.'twas pretty good.Really enjoyed Zoe Rahmon's performance.She was outstanding. Kind of predictable that the Artics would get the prize. Fair play to them.
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    06 Sep 2006 07:31 AM
    They don't deserve it.
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    06 Sep 2006 07:31 AM
    Good album. Delighted for them. My pick of the rest would have been Richard Hawley.
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    06 Sep 2006 08:14 AM
    Of course they deserve it, along with a lot of other people.
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    06 Sep 2006 08:17 AM
    It's supposed to be for the best album of the year. Whatever People Say... deserved to be on the shortlist, it's a good album, I'm a fan. But it wasnt the best of the year. Guillemots, amongst others, was better.
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    06 Sep 2006 08:24 AM
    Good record, but I haven't listened to it in months, no longetivity for me. Anyone could've won it as is always the case.
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    06 Sep 2006 08:28 AM
    ....and people still can't spell their name properly.
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    06 Sep 2006 09:44 AM
    as biased as I may be I really was hoping Hawley would win, either him or The Guillemots. I just happen to think the Artics are overated greatly, and they acted like total d**ks in the interview afterwards.
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    06 Sep 2006 09:47 AM
    Didn't they come out with something witty like 'call 999, Hawley was robbed' only later to say we deserved it, was the best record. Can't see people listening to it this time next year
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    06 Sep 2006 09:54 AM
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    Didn't they come out with something witty like 'call 999, Hawley was robbed' only later to say we deserved it, was the best record. Can't see people listening to it this time next year
    yep, absolutly, on the plus side I read somewhere that Hawley's album is so far today selling the most out of all the nominees, a 368% increase in his sales or something to that effect. I remember going to see him play to a couple of hundered in Whelans and earlier this year to a couple of thousand in The Shepherds Bush Empire, and now he will hopefully go on from there, The guy is as genuine and as sound as can be and thats as much of a reason why I hoped he win,and I know he wont be one bit bothered at not winnning last night btw.
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    06 Sep 2006 11:49 AM
    I'm sorry but, to me, The Artic Monkeys just sound like Jilted John, you know "Gordon is a moron / Gordon is a moron"
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    06 Sep 2006 11:58 AM
    I would have given it to either Hot Chip or Isobel Campbel & Mark Lanegan.
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    06 Sep 2006 12:17 PM
    It's ArCtic Monkeys, for fcuk's sake!! What is the point of this award? Music is totally subjective and always will be.It's not about awards.Competition should be kept out of art. So this is the best album by an Irish/Uk act from the past year or so? So all the other hundreds, maybe thousands of albums released are somewhat inferior to this?? Utterly nonsensical, a complete waste of everyone's time.
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    06 Sep 2006 02:14 PM
    Im gonna delve in to Hawley's back cat soon after seeing him at EP. Excellent, so he was.
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    06 Sep 2006 02:22 PM
    The man's a legend. He's being releasing quality albums for the last five years completely under the radar. Of course all such "competitions" are subjective but the Mercury list for each year is usually a pretty damn fine list. OK, you might think there are some obvious ommisions and you might not agree with the winner but if you bought no other albums in a particular year other than the Mercury list, it'd be a good haul, I reckon.
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    06 Sep 2006 02:46 PM
    I thought Hawley was super at the picnic, super songs, super band and fabulous presence on stage. I particularly enjoyed the jam of Interstellar Overdrive towards the end. I was disappointed he didnt win but am delighted the nomination gave him such exposure.
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    06 Sep 2006 03:02 PM
    Yeah, i agree with the Hawley-ites. Would really liked to have seen him winning it. He's a sound man and i'm a big fan of his music. Saw him in Whelan's a while back and he was great craic and put on a fabulous show finishing up with a balls out rockabilly cover of "It's all right Mama."
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    06 Sep 2006 03:06 PM
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    Yeah, i agree with the Hawley-ites. Would really liked to have seen him winning it.
    Seems to be doing pretty well out of the 'call the cops ..' remark.
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    06 Sep 2006 03:10 PM
    If he won it you'd only get loads more pricks liking him. He's better off.
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