The Mercury Prize 2010 Goes To The XX

From a group of nominees that included Corinne Bailey Rae, Paul Weller, Villagers, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons, this year’s coveted UK Mercury Prize for Best Album By An Irish Or British Artist went to The XX for their self titled debut album. One of the most prestigious awards in the UK music world, the Mercury Prize comes with bucket loads of indie cred with past winners including Badly Drawn Boy, PJ Harvey and Arctic Monkeys.

“We’ve had the most incredible year,” Oliver Sim, The XX’s bassist, said when the band received their award last night at London’s Grosvenor House. This year’s prize of about $30,000 was provided  by sponsors Barclaycard, and one presumes the band’s credit is in good shape today.

Check out the video for “Islands” and see what you think…

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