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    Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:42:30

    Elbow Wins Mercury Prize - Shocking just about everyone

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    • Elbow - MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 30: Peter Turner, Guy Garvey and Craig Potter of Elbow attend the Made of Stone Premiere presented by Virgin Media & Picturehouse Entertainment at Victoria Warehouse on May 30, 2013 in Manchester, England.
    • Elbow - MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 30:  (L-R) Pete Turner, Guy Garvey and Mark Potter of Elbow attend the UK film premiere of The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone at Victoria Warehouse on May 30, 2013 in Manchester, England.
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    While they've always been more popular in their native UK than in the U.S., Elbow stunned Mercury Prize observers yesterday by beating such favored artists as Radiohead, Burial, and the Last Shadow Puppets. The band's critically-acclaimed Seldom Seen Kid joins such recent winners as Klaxons, Arctic Monkeys, and Antony and the Johnsons.

    "[This is] quite literally the best thing that's ever happened to us," frontman Guy Garvey said during his acceptance speech.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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