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.
Piers Barber listens to Jon Hopkins’ fourth LP and discovers a rich and textured electronic record that rewards multiple and careful listens.