Mercury prize 2020: where are the albums dragged from the fringes?

Mercury prize 2020: where are the albums dragged from the fringes?July 23, 2020

Yes, it boasts more women, but this year’s list of nominees doesn’t offer much in the way of surprises

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The Mercury music prize has caused controversy before – over everything from representation to Slowthai appearing on stage brandishing an effigy of Boris Johnson’s severed head – but this year, it managed to cause at least a small storm before the nominations were even announced. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Nadine Shah, tipped off that she hadn’t been nominated and (incorrectly) informed that alt-rock band the 1975 had, took to Twitter to protest that the award should be “for the underdogs … to highlight artists that wouldn’t get nominated for Brits”, pointing out, not unreasonably, that both awards ceremonies are run by the same organisation, the BPI.

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