Mercury Music Prize
September 4th, 2009
We thought we ought to remind anyone out there who hasn’t yet cast their vote in the inaugural Thrash Hits COROT-3b “Music” Prize, that the polls close on Tuesday, September 8, at 9:55pm exactly. We’ve even finally gone and decided what specacular prize we’re going to bestow on the band whose album comes out on top.
July 22nd, 2009
The 2009 Nationwide Mercury Music prize shortlist has been announced, and once again Hugh Platt finds himself screaming at the sky, shaking his fist like an ineffectual caveman cursing the Gods for making it rain.
Once again, the great and the good of the UK music media are hunched over, hands clasped around their critical appendages, and are furiously word-wanking their opinions onto betting slips. That’s right: the shortlist of albums fighting for the 2009 Mercury Prize have be announced, and yet again – for the 18th year running – metal has been denied a presence on the final shortlist.