Episode 40 – Mercury Prize Pt. 1 and Other Stuff

by | Aug 6, 2023 | 0 comments

In which we commence our review of the Mercury Music Prize contenders, with comments about four albums from that list, plus more musings on how musicians actually make money, and a review of a gig by Jen Cloher. ElTele has reckons about the new Blur album, and listens to Damon Albarn on the Sodajerker podcast.

Sport: we talk about the Women’s Football World Cup, a very open competition which has lost some big teams, and the Mark Cavendish documentary is out on Netflix. Two book reviews in this episode, a sci-fi classic, and a book on maths.

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Blur – Barbaric (live) (YouTube)

Jen Cloher – I Am the River, the River is Me (YouTube)

Mark Cavendish – Never Enough trailer (YouTube)

J Hus – Militarian (YouTube)

Lankum – Go Dig My Grave (YouTube)

Ezra Collective – No Confusion ft. Kojey Radical (YouTube)

Fred Again.. and Brian Eno – Secret Life (YouTube)

Alex Bellos maths books

Alfred Bester – The Stars My Destination (Wikipedia)


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