PJ Harvey Wins Her 2nd Mercury Prize



For this year’s acclaimed Let England Shake, natch.

By Blurt Staff

Britain’s annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize went to PJ Harvey and her 2011 album Let England Shake. This marks Harvey’s second win; in 2001 she nabbed top honors for her Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea.

Harvey won the award last night in London, topping an intriguing queue of nominees that included Adele (who we thought was a shoo-in; but whatta we know!) and Elbow, among the high profile acts, and a host of other lesser-knowns (on these shores, at least). Here’s the original list, and congrats to BLURT’s favorite cover girl, PJ Harvey.

Adele: 21
Anna Calvi: Anna Calvi
Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys!
Everything Everything: Man Alive
Ghostpoet: Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
Gwilym Simcock: Good Days at Schloss Elmau
James Blake: James Blake
Katy B: On a Mission
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine
Metronomy: The English Riviera
PJ Harvey: Let England

Tinie Tempah: Disc-Overy




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