Wolf Alice wins the 2018 Mercury Prize

The Mercury Prize is the UK and Ireland’s version of Canada’s Polaris Prize: an award voted on by music wonks throughout the kingdom and Ireland that goes to the best album of the last twelve months regardless of genre or commercial success.

The bookies had picked Nadine Shah to win with her third album, Holiday Destination. The grand jury, however, disagreed and gave it to Wolf Alice and their 2017 record, Vision of a Life. They took home the top prize of £25,000.

Here’s a sample from that album.

More at The Guardian.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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