Mercury Prize Announced

(hecklerspray) Well now there's a surprise. After two whole weeks of us painstakingly listing and comparing the chances of the 2006 Mercury Prize contenders, Arctic Monkeys - the favourites - have only gone and won it.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys ended up winning the Mercury Prize, just like everyone thought they would, and how were we rewarded? By listening to a bunch of mumbled Northern half-sentences that lasted for about two and a half minutes. Still, at least by winning the Mercury Prize, Arctic Monkeys have ensured that they'll never sell another record for the rest of their careers.[see full story for more] - Click here for the Full Story

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