Mercury prize 2010

Top of the Pops had the real X factor | Miranda Sawyer

Miranda Sawyer: The cursory coverage of the Mercurys on TV left me pining for a new weekly pop programme

Miranda Sawyer

11, Sep, 2010 @11:06 PM

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Kit Downes: The night I didn't win the Mercury

As a jazz trio, we always knew we were outsiders to win the Mercury. The exposure it gives to modern jazz is a good thing – but a separate Mercury jazz prize would be even better, writes Kit Downes

Kit Downes

09, Sep, 2010 @9:30 PM

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Strictly lowercase: a beginner's guide to the xx

Everything you need to know about this week's Mercury prize winners

Tim Jonze

08, Sep, 2010 @7:00 PM

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Mercury prize 2010: The xx were a safe choice, but the right one

Alexis Petridis: With hushed, early-hours dynamics and an undertow of sexual desire, the xx's debut album is a compelling listen. But that probably wasn't the only reason the judges picked it ...

Alexis Petridis

08, Sep, 2010 @8:59 AM

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The xx win Mercury prize 2010

Indie minimalists the xx take home coveted £20,000 Mercury prize for eponymous debut album

Alexandra Topping

07, Sep, 2010 @11:38 PM

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Mercury prize 2010: Live blog

Which of the 12 nominees will take home the Mercury prize? And what passes for a decent starter in the world of music these days? Follow our live blog tonight for all this and more ...

Tim Jonze

06, Sep, 2010 @11:35 PM

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Mercury prize: Paul Weller at centre of 'biggest turnaround in music betting for 40 years'

Fifty-two-year-old musician's odds slashed from 20/1 to 1/10 after 'huge surge' of bets placed in his favour

Rosie Swash

06, Sep, 2010 @12:08 PM

Paul Morley on music: the Mercury music prize

It might turn a blind eye to frivolous pop and conceptual sound-art, but the Mercury is diligent in its balancing of everything in between, says Paul Morley

Paul Morley

03, Sep, 2010 @4:02 PM

Paul Morley Showing Off ... Ms Dynamite, M People and Portico Quartet

Paul Morley introduces the Mercury prize nominees and winners that make up his prizes and awards discussion panel

Paul Morley

03, Sep, 2010 @3:56 PM

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Sleeve Notes: The Mercury prize gets the temperature rising

What's the point of the Mercury prize? Plus! An update from our new columnist, the indie professor

Tim Jonze

23, Jul, 2010 @2:48 PM

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Click to download: Mercury nominees | Chris Salmon

22 July 2010: Save yourself some money and check out the shortlisted artists for this year's Mercury Prize online for free

Chris Salmon

22, Jul, 2010 @9:00 PM

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Mercury prize nominations: Brits are back on song

After years in the shadow of Brooklyn bands, the British album is stronger than ever. Rosie Swash salutes a Mercury shortlist that reflects the boom in homegrown talent

Rosie Swash

21, Jul, 2010 @9:01 AM

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