James Blake wins 2013 Mercury Prize

The nominees for this year’s Mercury Prize, awarded annually to the best album out of the United Kingdom, included works by Arctic Monkeys (noooo omg whyyyyy), James Blake, David Bowie, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula, Rudimental, Savages, And Villagers. But only one record could take home all the mercury, and tonight that record was Blake’s Overgrown. Blake accepted the award during a ceremony at the London venue Roundhouse, taking over the crown from last year’s winner, Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave.

Also of note: Despite his video for James Murphy’s awesome “Love Is Lost” remix premiering at the ceremony, David Bowie didn’t show up, and host Lauren Laverne introduced Blake as “James Blunt.” (l o l)

hurts to post this tbh. crying real tears bc my bbs didn't win. i don't even...