Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Mercury Prize

Winners: Arctic Monkeys - "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not"

Bookies favourites the Arctic Monkeys went home today with the Mercury Music Award prize for their record breaking, fastest selling, ground breaking, earth moving album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not". The Sheffield lads will also be £20k better off after the announcement. The album sold a staggering 360,000 copies in the first week alone and is still in the UK charts today.

Accepting the award, lead singer, Alex Turner, said their success was down to "good tunes" and "no tricks."

The Mercury Music Prize was voted for by a panel of industry experts, journalists and artists, and is said to reward originality and creativity rather than sales success.
The judges described the Arctic Monkey's album as "great songs, astonishingly performed. Essential".


  1. I can't be the only one who thinks the Monkeys are possibly the most over-rated band of recent years?

    I would have given it to Muse myself, or maybe Thom Yorke.

  2. I thought the Arctic Monkeys wouldn't win the award cos they were TOO popular. But I like the hype so I'm glad they won.
    For me they are refreshing and gritty and have probably inspired a generation to play real music.


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