Mercury prize 2018

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Wolf Alice are worthy winners – but the Mercury prize must think bigger
The quartet’s shapeshifting blend of shoegaze, grunge and folk was rightly loved by the Mercury judges, but this is a prize fewer and fewer people care about – so something needs to change

Alexis Petridis

20, Sep, 2018 @10:07 PM

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Mercury prize 2018: Wolf Alice win, plus the rest of the ceremony as it happened
Nadine Shah and Sons of Kemet were the hottest tips, but Wolf Alice ended up winning. Follow all the action from the red carpet and ceremony here

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Sep, 2018 @9:29 PM

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Mercury prize 2018: Wolf Alice win for Visions of a Life
Genre-hopping rockers claim £25,000 prize for an album the Guardian called ‘an exuberant jumble’

Laura Snapes

20, Sep, 2018 @9:20 PM

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The Mercury music prize has lost its way – here’s how to fix it
The ‘token’ jazz, folk and avant garde nominees for the UK’s most prestigious music prize are the ones who stand to gain the most from it – but they are being ignored

Jude Rogers

14, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Wolf Alice on the Mercury prize and on-stage marriage proposals
The Mercury prize nominees weighed in on their favourite films, their next album and dressing up for Halloween as Liam Gallagher

Laura Snapes

11, Sep, 2018 @12:39 PM

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Nadine Shah: ‘My personal life was so awful I wanted to escape’
With her third album up for the Mercury prize, the outspoken Tynesider talks Brexit, the Bad Seeds and toxic relationships

Kate Hutchinson

08, Sep, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Safe Mercury shortlist once again raises questions about prize's purpose
After grime was properly recognised at last year’s Mercury, the album prize is back to playing it safe, rewarding commercial success rather than creative innovation

Laura Snapes

26, Jul, 2018 @10:14 AM

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Mercury prize 2018: Noel Gallagher, Florence and Arctic Monkeys shortlisted
Other nominees for the prestigious album award include Lily Allen, Jorja Smith and Wolf Alice, jazz group Sons of Kemet, and experimental acts Nadine Shah, Everything Everything and King Krule

Laura Snapes

26, Jul, 2018 @10:09 AM

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