Should the Mercury Prize include Metal?

Some interesting words on the Guardian website from Alexis Petridis on Heavy Metal’s outside status, and why this isn’t really a bad thing at all…

It’s music that has consistently resisted incorporation into the homogenous mass of mainstream good taste, despite selling hundreds of millions of records, precisely because no one in the mainstream media really likes or understands it.


1 comment on “Should the Mercury Prize include Metal?

  1. Sarah Lafford Ian A

    If a metal band was included in the nominations, it would just be a token gesture, like the classical entry and the jazz entry. The result would still be the same, with some jangly bunch of, one chord wonder, indie bed wetters taking the prize.

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