Elbow Joins The Ranks Of M People And Gomez

Dan Gibson | September 9, 2008 5:30 am

Turns out I was wrong (like most people, which makes me feel a little better) with my prediction of a Mercury Music Prize win for Burial. Somehow, Elbow–a British outfit that no one on this side of the ocean seems to feel much passion for, despite their Destiny’s Child cover–took home the honors and a giant check for the best British album of the year, with The Seldom Seen Kid besting offerings from the likes of Radiohead, Adele, The Last Shadow Puppets, and Estelle. Shows the power of a 7.8 review in Pitchfork, at least. [Mercury Music Prize]