Uncut names Weller record album of the year

By | Published on Wednesday 1 December 2010

Uncut magazine has announced that Paul Weller’s ‘Wake Up The Nation’ is “the most exciting, inspirational and rewarding album of the last twelve months”. Judges on the Uncut Music Award panel possibly need to get out more. 

The Weller album, released in April, was picked from a long list of 25 albums, from which a shortlist of eight long players was also chosen as follows…

Arcade Fire – Suburbs
Beach House – Teen Dream
The Coral – Butterfly House
Deer Tick – The Black Dirt Sessions
The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
Paul Weller – Wake Up The Nation

Uncut editor Allan Jones told CMU: “At one point during the final judging session for the 2010 Uncut Music Award, four of the eight albums on our shortlist were in heated competition for this year’s prize. Any one of them would have been an admirable choice. But the eventual winner, after an epic discussion, was an album that united both long-term fans among the judges and others of us who had previously been more sceptical. So congratulations to Paul Weller, whose brilliant ‘Wake Up The Nation’ was the sound of a great artist in the form of his life, absolutely aflame with ideas”.