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So the prize goes to…an artist no one has really heard of.

In all honesty Speech Debelle’s music isn’t bad – to my distinctly un – urban ears it sounds  what I’ve heard sounds like early hip – hop crossed with a bit of jazz. It isn’t horrible, paint by numbers indie or unlistenable experimaental dross, which is nice.

The Mercury Prize Nominees – By Someone Who Hasn’t Heard The Albums



I’m not going to bullshit you. I don’t care about the Mercury Prize. The bands involved have never appealed and it just seems like a circle-jerk celebration of obscurity, just slightly out-there indie and men who can both have a beard and simultaneously be amazingly effeminate. Apparently this year quite a few of the nominated albums are by women, which is unusual.

So less beards then.

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