Feeling Skeptical? Ok? No.

Here’s a controversial opinion: Skepta’s album Konnichiwa should not have won the Mercury Prize. In fact, despite all the hype, Konnichiwa isn’t actually that great. Yes, it has the anthem of all 2015-era school leavers’ parties – That’s Not Me – and the similarly massive Shutdown. And yes, it has features from king-of-the-hill Drake, and […]

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Worshipping at the Alt-ar

Hettie Burn interviews Mercury Prize winners Alt-J Arguably the most successful new British band of the year, there’s something wonderfully organic about Alt-J. The home-grown and honest undercurrent of their music is mirrored in the band’s public image, despite their recent rapid rise to Mercury-Prize-winning success. Formed during their studies at Leeds University in 2007, […]

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Who should win the Mercury Prize?

OxStu Music give you their insight on the Mercury Prize nominees Alt-J: An Awesome Wave There is a temptation to regard this album as over-hyped or pretentious given the, admittedly at times ridiculous, praise it garnered and the obscure literary references with which it is peppered. Perhaps these temptations are valid, but this is beside […]

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