Mercury prize 2006

Guillemots: Walk the River – review
Guillemots's third album is a terrific return to form, writes Hermione Hoby

Hermione Hoby

16, Apr, 2011 @11:05 PM

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A Mercury for the Monkeys
The Nationwide Mercury prize judges sprung a surprise last night by anointing the runaway favourites as winners.

Owen Gibson, media correspondent and Charlotte Higgins, arts correspondent

06, Sep, 2006 @9:17 AM

A result that is hard to argue with

There is a sense in which the Mercury prize is the music industry's equivalent of a piñata: no sooner is the shortlist hoisted into view than everyone - record label bosses, music journalists and, in a good year, the actual nominees - whips out a stick and starts beating the living daylights out of it.

Alexis Petridis

06, Sep, 2006 @9:03 AM

Arctic Monkeys take Mercury prize
The Arctic Monkeys win the Nationwide Mercury Prize for their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.

Press Association

05, Sep, 2006 @10:07 PM

Monkeys tipped for Mercury

With this year's Mercury Music Prize due to be announced this evening, bookmakers suggest that the Arctic Monkeys are runaway favourites to scoop the prize for best new album.

Lindesay Irvine

05, Sep, 2006 @12:19 PM

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Pull the other one

How does it feel to get on the Mercury prize shortlist when you have no agent, manager or record company? So crazy you have to laugh, says pianist Zoe Rahman.

Colin Irwin

04, Aug, 2006 @2:30 PM

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Lou Rhodes on her Mercury prize nomination

Lou Rhodes talks to Imogen Tilden.

Lou Rhodes

21, Jul, 2006 @9:31 AM

Leader: In praise of... Scritti Politti
Leader: Popular music is a fickle arena, where performers can have a shorter sell-by date than an off-licence courgette. To make a comeback and be acclaimed by a new generation is a rare feat.

Leader

20, Jul, 2006 @11:05 PM

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Mercury judges opt for eclectic shortlist
· No dominant sound in UK music, says chairman
· Arctic Monkeys installed as favourites for award

Owen Gibson, media correspondent

19, Jul, 2006 @2:21 PM

At a glance: the Mercury shortlist

Profiles: Guillemots to Lou Rhodes, via Thom Yorke and Scritti Politti.

18, Jul, 2006 @2:29 PM

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Monkeys vie with surprise comeback in Mercury race

Arctic Monkeys and Thom Yorke have been joined by a surprise comeback from the reclusive Scritti Politti - last seen in the charts some 20 years ago - in the nominations for this year's Nationwide Mercury Prize.

Staff and agencies

18, Jul, 2006 @1:52 PM

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