Mercury Prize 2012 shortlist: Not just for Radio 2 listeners

The Mercury Prize nominations for 2012 were announced on 12 September and drew a fairly consistent response from the media (including The Founder) along the lines of “Who?” and “So What?”. Is that a fair response? And if so, what does that mean for the future relevance of a prize for albums and for albums themselves. First though, a look the shortlist itself which is … Continue reading Mercury Prize 2012 shortlist: Not just for Radio 2 listeners