Elbow Win Mercury Prize

Elbow Win 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize for The Seldom Seen Kid

The winner of this year's Nationwide Mercury Prize goes to Elbow for their album The Seldom Seen Kid. The 20,000 pound Prize is given each year to the British or Irish artist who succeeds in creating the Record Of The Year.

Elbow beat out Radiohead's In Rainbows, Burial's Untrue, Neon Neon's Stainless Style, the Last Shadow Puppets' The Age of the Understatement, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raising Sand, British Sea Power's Do You Like Rock Music?, Estelle's Shine, Adele's 19, Laura Marling's Alas, I Cannot Swim, Portico Quartet's Knee Deep In The North Sea and Rachel Unthank & The Winterset's The Bairns. This is the fourth time Radiohead have been nominated, yet the British lads are yet to win.

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey was overwhelmed, stating that the award is, "quite literally the best thing that's ever happened to us" in his acceptance speech.

[Published on: 9/10/08]

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Matthew Jaworski starstarstarstar Wed 9/10/2008 12:28PM
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Matthew Jaworski

This album is really excellent and Garvey's voice is phenomenal. It's good to see these guys finally breaking through.

KCReb starstarstarstarstar Wed 9/10/2008 12:46PM
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I completely agree. I've been a fan for a while now and each record gets better and better. My only complaint is they need to get across the pond a little more often - I'm itchin to check them out live.

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Wed 9/10/2008 02:03PM
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Man it msut be hard to get that 20,000 pound Prize up the steps

HoodooVoodoo Wed 9/10/2008 03:36PM
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I remember when Steve Garvey used to play first base for the San Diego Padres... '84 was a good year. We had Goose Gossage, Tony Gwynn, Gary templeton, Tim Flannery. I heard Garvey was popular with the ladies too.

Matthew Jaworski Wed 9/10/2008 03:42PM
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Matthew Jaworski

Wow, a Steve Garvey reference. Awesome :)

jperkins9 starstarstarstarstar Wed 9/10/2008 05:38PM
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Well deserved lads! The show at Bimbo's (SF) was definitely one of my favorite shows of the past year or so. A highly under appreciated band.

HoodooVoodoo Wed 9/10/2008 06:11PM
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Steve Garvey loves bimbos too.

Jeff Kash Thu 9/11/2008 09:03AM
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Jeff Kash

I thought Knee was the winner

lovitz.a.mug. Sat 9/13/2008 02:52PM
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shouldn't radiohead have won it already? like the first time?


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