Mercury Prize Award Winner 2010
Early betting was for the XX and then weight of money favored Paul Weller in the end.
In the end my Favorites The XX took out the title, a great result for indie and the John Peel Tent.
The XX album is fabulous and one of the best albums released in 2009 and they richly deserve this victory.
Winning this award usually pushes bands into a different league and hopefully this will be the case for The XX, hopefully they will cap their triumph with a late afternoon slot on the Other Stage next year.
- The XX win Mercury Prize (bbc.co.uk)