James Blake’s second album Overgrown has won this year’s prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize, writes Piers Barber. The winner, which is chosen by a panel of music critics and industry figures, […]
The shortlist for the Mercury Prize 2013 has been announced. Here, our writers make their case for who they think should take home this year’s award. Spoiler: no Rudimental.
Imperfect and confused, the Mercury Prize is in need of a clearer mission aim. But it still serves an important purpose, writes Piers Barber.
We continue our countdown of the top 10 albums of 2011 with the final instalment which charts the top 5. Buster Stonham and Anna Feintuck take you through to that […]
Buster Stonham investigates why bands seem to be on the decline and argues that the music industry may be better off without them.