Every year The Mercury Prize throws a few curve balls and often ends up in the hands of an artist no-one expected. This year, the odds on favourite PJ Harvey took home the prestigious award for the second time in her career becoming the first person to ever do so! PJ previously won in 2001 for her Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea LP. So, congratulations to PJ Harvey for her great 2011 album Let England Shake. Whilst accepting the award she stated: "This album took me a long time write. It was very important to me, I wanted to make something that was meaningful not just for myself but for other people, hopefully to make something that would last."
I personally think the album will stand up but what do you think? She held off the likes of Adele, James Blake, Metronomy, Katy B and Elbow to take home the award so the judges must of thought it was pretty special. Let us know. To pick up a copy of her album Let England Shake (it's already received a HUGE sales spike since last night), jump on the bandwagon and grab it over here.