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9.06.2005

chiefs lose! mp3some 

you may have heard him on last year'sgolden apples of the sun compliation by devendra banhart, or you may have read about them in this weekend's nyt magazine article but virtually everyone was stunned, shocked and astonished when the strange and fragile sounds of antony and the johnsons' i am a bird now won the prestigious mercury music prize for best album by a british artist (even though he's from new york, the band is english), beating along the way--among several other worthy contenders--some of team freelance's '05 favorites: the chiefs' fatly-favored employment, the go team!'s eight-ball energetic thunder lightning strike, bloc party's indie-rock raucous silent alarm and coldplay's almost-coldplayesque x and y.

here some hear.

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