Best album poll: It’s the Schmercuries 2011

For Folk's Sake Schmercury Awards 2011

On the eve of the Mercury poll, FFS have put together a list of our 12 favourite folk-tinged albums of the past year for our very own Schmercury prize.

We’re going to do things a little differently this year, and we’ll be awarding TWO prizes. The Readers’ Choice, for the album YOU vote for and the Editors’ award, which Reviews editor Ian Parker, Live Editor Helen True, New Bands Editor Alice Sage and I will slug it out over.

Our previous Schmercury Prize winners are…

2009 The Leisure Society – The Sleeper
2010 Cocos Lovers – Johannes (Editors Picks: Broadcast 2000 – Broadcast 2000; Anais Mitchell – Hadestown)

And here are folks that might join them…

  1. The Leisure Society – Into the Murky Water Stream on Spotify | Deezer | FFS review
  2. Emmy the Great – Virtue Stream on Spotify | FFS review
  3. Mechanical Bride – Living with Ants Stream on Spotify | FFS review
  4. Dark Dark Dark – Wild Go Stream on Spotify | FFS review
  5. Wye Oak – Civillian Listen on Myspace | FFS review
  6. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues Stream on Spotify | FFS review
  7. The Low Anthem – Smart Flesh Stream on Spotify | FFS review
  8. Rachael Dadd – Bite the Mountain Listen on Myspace | FFS review
  9. Middle Brother – Middle Brother Listen on Myspace | FFS review
  10. The Secret Sisters – The Secret Sisters Stream on Spotify | FFS review
  11. This is the Kit – Wriggle Out The Restless Stream on Spotify | FFS review
  12. Devon Sproule – I Love You, Go Easy Listen on Myspace | FFS review

Voting opens later today and there’ll be 2 weeks to vote for your album of the year. But in the meantime, give the list a listen. We can’t recommend these records highly enough.

**UPDATE** VOTE NOW!

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