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07/20/2010

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2010: Album of the Year Short List Announced

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2010 Albums of the Year have been announced. Speaking from The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, Lauren Laverne revealed this year's albums. After the announcements the crowd was treated to exclusive acoustic performances from Villagers, who played the rousing Becoming a Jackal, and Corinne Bailey Rae, who stunned the room with a captivating rendition of The Sea.

 

Wildbeasts
 

Without further ado...your 2010 Album of the Year nominees are...

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Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
Villagers - Becoming A Jackal
Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Kit Downes Trio - Golden
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N’ Cheek
Foals - Total Life Forever
I Am Kloot - Sky At Night
The xx - xx


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mp3: Biffy Clyro (ft Marina And The Diamonds) - Many of Horror (live) 

 


03/01/2010

Biffy Clyro and Marina Diamandis - Many of Horror (live at NME Awards)

Last week, the 2010 NME Awards were held at the O2 Academy Brixton. A night of stellar musicians and entertainers were awarded the golden "middle finger", but it was a handful of performances that caught my attention. After featuring The Big Pink and Lily Allen's duet, it''s only fitting to showcase another spectacular presentation.


Biffymarina
 

The pairing up of Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro and Welsh singer Marina Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) for the former's sentimental song Many of Horror has been a staple of my viewing rotation over the course of the past week. The track, from BC's 2009 album, Only Revolutions, was written by frontman Simon Neil about his wife and family.


So with Diamandis trading verses and jumping on the chorus with Neil, the live duet breathed an intense passion into the performance. 


Watch the live duet now.

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mp3: Biffy Clyro - Many Of Horror

 


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