We’ve got the nominees so we’re ready to roll. And for me, its The xx to win. I may be a little biased, as like me, they too hail from The Elliott School, Putney, whose famous alumni boasts many a musician. Hot Chip, Burial, The Macabees, members of the So Soild Crew. You name it.
This aside however, the ‘xx’ is an astonishingly groundbreaking body of work which deserves no less than to emerge victorious in this years battle for the Mercury Prize. Indeed, fellow nominees Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, and Dizzee Rascal have made some wonderful music, but for me there’s just that extra something about the The xx that pips the rest of ’em the post!