Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Elbow Win Mercury Award 2008

Elbow have won this years Mercury Music Award in London with their album 'The Seldom Seen Kid', fighting off tough competition from Radiohead and The Last Shadow Puppets. The alternative rock band has enjoyed success in the UK charts with ten Top 50 singles but this is their first Mercury Award.

The band spoke to Radio 1 and said they just couldn't believe they had won, confirming they did not know they had won the prize until it was announced this evening.

The 2008 Albums of the Year shortlist:

1. Adele - 19
2. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
3. Burial - Untrue
4. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
5. Estelle - Shine
6. Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
7. Neon Neon - Stainless Style
8. Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea
9. Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - The Bairns
10. Radiohead - In Rainbows
11. Robert Plant / Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
12. The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement

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