Schmercuries: vote now for your album of the year.


It’s the last day of voting for our Mercury spoof the Schmercury poll… Don’t miss the chance to vote for your favourite.

3 comments for “Schmercuries: vote now for your album of the year.

  1. Christian Northwood
    14 September 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Simply outstanding

  2. Murray
    15 September 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Having spent the last week listening to these albums (courtesy of Spotify), I have given MOST of them a chance! The only three albums I was aware of before I saw this list were Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale and Midlake. I bought the Midlake album on the day of release and it took a while but I am still going back to it now enjoying it muchly. Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale have enjoyed the mainstream press so it was hard to be oblivious to their release’s. Laura Marling’s record is a cracker… Not so sure about Noah and the Whale (bit ‘twee’ for me)? Ditto, Cocos Lovers?? A couple of the other albums I skipped over pretty quickly, probably unfairly however, sometimes you know you’re going to like a sound or not.

    Caitlin Rose hits the spot. Having ‘endured’ my Dad’s countryfied taste as a kid! I now devour the twang of the steel guitar and many a drifting, lilting vocal from the deep south. Although Caitlin’s voice is incredibly strong, it did ‘grate’ after a while. I’m already waiting to hear what she’ll do next.
    I enjoyed the Local Natives (even though I’m not sure about Vampire Weekend) and the Sea of Bees is wonderful, perhaps the one I listen to most but it is not the one I want to win. Only because I am savouring this next one and do not want to tire of it TOO soon…if that makes sense?

    For sheer intellegence, depth, musicianship and performance it has to be, for me, Anais Mitchell – Hadestown. It is the most eclectic interesting album on the list and deserves attention. I have already bought tickets for her show in my home town, Edinburgh. And here’s a cliche, I can’t wait! The record’s a ‘beauty’!

  3. peter ct
    16 September 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Just been listening and loving Hadestown too on Spotify. Duly added to the Amazon shopping basket!

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