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6MBiffy Clyro - Only Revolutions20100827

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Only Revolutions'. Biffy Clyro are brothers James and Ben Johnson from Ayrshire. This is their fifth album and was recorded with Garth Richardson who also produced 'Rage Against The Machine' and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The album includes the top 10 singles 'Mountains' and 'That Golden Rule'.

Biffy Clyro present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Only Revolutions.

6MBiffy Clyro - Only Revolutions20101217

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Only Revolutions'. Biffy Clyro are brothers James and Ben Johnson from Ayrshire. This is their fifth album and was recorded with Garth Richardson who also produced 'Rage Against The Machine' and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The album includes the top 10 singles 'Mountains' and 'That Golden Rule'.

Biffy Clyro present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Only Revolutions.

6MBiffy Clyro - Only Revolutions20110712

Biffy Clyro present tracks from their Mercury 2010 nominated album Only Revolutions. Biffy Clyro are brothers James and Ben Johnson from Ayrshire. This is their fifth album and was recorded with Garth Richardson who also produced Rage Against The Machine and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The album includes the top 10 singles Mountains and That Golden Rule.

Biffy Clyro present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Only Revolutions.

6MComplete Mercurys20110906

6 Music guides you through an in-depth look at all twelve of the year's Mercury nominees.

6Music guides you through an in depth look at all twelve of this year's Mercury nominees. Featuring songs and interviews with each of the artists.

6MCorinne Bailey Rae - The Sea20100901

Corinne Bailey Rae presents tracks from her Mercury nominated album 'The Sea'. This is Corinne's second album and was recorded in her home town of Leeds, Manchester and Los Angeles. Released in February this year it has been a top 10 album in both the UK and US, it features the singles 'Paris Nights/New York Mornings' and 'I'd Do It All Again'.

Corinne Bailey Rae presents tracks from her Mercury-nominated album The Sea.

6MCorinne Bailey Rae - The Sea20101220

Corinne Bailey Rae presents tracks from her Mercury nominated album 'The Sea'. This is Corinne's second album and was recorded in her home town of Leeds, Manchester and Los Angeles. Released in February this year it has been a top 10 album in both the UK and US, it features the singles 'Paris Nights/New York Mornings' and 'I'd Do It All Again'.

Corinne Bailey Rae presents tracks from her Mercury-nominated album The Sea.

6MCorinne Bailey Rae - The Sea20110715

Corinne Bailey Rae presents tracks from her Mercury 2010 nominated album The Sea. It was her second album and was recorded in Leeds, Manchester and Los Angeles. Released in February 2010, it became a top 10 album in both the UK and US and it features the singles Paris Nights / New York Mornings and I'd Do It All Again.

Corinne Bailey Rae presents tracks from her Mercury-nominated album The Sea.

6MDizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek20100906

6 Music looks at Dizzee Rascal's Mercury nominated album 'Tongue N Cheek'. It's Dizzee's fourth album and released on his own label, Dirtee Stank recordings. The platinum selling album, produced by Cage, features the number one singles 'Dance Wiv Me', 'Holiday' and 'Bonkers'. Dizzee Rascal is no stranger to the Mecury's as he won the Mercury Music Prize in 2003 for his debut album 'Boy In Da Corner'.

6 Music looks at Dizzee Rascal's Mercury-nominated fourth album Tongue N' Cheek.

6MDizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek20101223

6 Music looks at Dizzee Rascal's Mercury nominated album 'Tongue N Cheek'. It's Dizzee's fourth album and released on his own label, Dirtee Stank recordings. The platinum selling album, produced by Cage, features the number one singles 'Dance Wiv Me', 'Holiday' and 'Bonkers'. Dizzee Rascal is no stranger to the Mecury's as he won the Mercury Music Prize in 2003 for his debut album 'Boy In Da Corner'.

6 Music looks at Dizzee Rascal's Mercury-nominated fourth album Tongue N' Cheek.

6MDizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek20110718

6 Music looks at Dizzee Rascal's 2010 Mercury nominated album Tongue N Cheek. It's Dizzee's fourth album and released on his own label, Dirtee Stank recordings. The platinum selling album, produced by Cage, features the number one singles Dance Wiv Me, Holiday and Bonkers. Dizzee Rascal is no stranger to the Mecurys as he won the Mercury Music Prize in 2003 for his debut album Boy In Da Corner.

6 Music looks at Dizzee Rascal's Mercury-nominated fourth album Tongue N' Cheek.

6MElbow On Their Album Build A Rocket Boys20120108

Continuing a look back at the 2001 Mercury Prize nominations, Elbow discuss their album Build A Rocket Boys track by track.

The Complete Mercurys continues with Elbow on their album Build a Rocket Boys.

6MEverything Everything On Their Album Man Alive.20110819

The Complete Mercurys series continues with Everything Everything guiding 6Music through their debut album Man Alive.

The innovative Manchester band released Man Alive back in August of 2010, instantly drawing great reviews from the music press and big crowds to their tours. The four piece band formed in 2007, the members having gravitated to Manchester from all over the UK. Two years later, they were featured in BBC Sound Of 2010 poll. Tonight, they guide 6Music through the alive track by track and look back on how these songs came into existence.

Everything Everything guide 6 Music through their debut album Man Alive.

6MEverything Everything On Their Album Man Alive.20120106

Looking back at the 2011 Mercury Prize nominations, Everything Everything discuss their debut album Man Alive.

The innovative Manchester band released Man Alive back in August of 2010, garnering positive reviews from the press and big crowds to their tours. The four-piece band formed in 2007, the members having gravitated to Manchester from all over the UK. Two years later, they were featured in the BBC Sound Of 2010 poll. Here's another chance to hear them discussing their album track by track and looking back on how the songs came about.

Everything Everything guide 6 Music through their debut album Man Alive.

6MFoals - Total Life Forever20100825

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Total Life Forever'. The Oxford-based five-piece is fronted by Yannis Philippakis. This is the bands second album and was produced in Gothenburg and London by Clor's Luke Smith. The album was released in May this year and includes the singles 'Miami' and The Orient'.

Foals present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Total Life Forever.

6MFoals - Total Life Forever20101215

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Total Life Forever'. The Oxford-based five-piece is fronted by Yannis Philippakis. This is the band's second album and was produced in Gothenburg and London by Clor's Luke Smith. The album was released in May this year and includes the singles 'Miami' and The Orient'.

Foals present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Total Life Forever.

6MFoals - Total Life Forever20110710

The band present tracks from their Mercury 2010 nominated album 'Total Life Forever'. The Oxford-based five-piece is fronted by Yannis Philippakis. This is the band's second album and was produced in Gothenburg and London by Clor's Luke Smith. The album was released in May this year and includes the singles 'Miami' and The Orient'.

Foals present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Total Life Forever.

6MGhostpoet On His Mercury Prize Nominated Album20120109

Looking back at the 2011 Mercury Prize nominations - Ghostpoet discusses his album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam.

The Complete Mercurys continues with Ghostpoet on his Mercury Prize-nominated album.

6MGwilym Simcock On His Mercury-nominated Album20110818

The Complete Mercurys continues with Gwilym Simcock guiding 6Music through the tracks on his Mercury Prize nominated album Good Days at Schloss Elmau.

Hailing from Bangor in Wales, the classical jazz artist has been composing and producing well received pieces of work for the last decade - a journey that has culminated with a nomination in this year's Mercury Prize. Tonight he takes us through that very album track by track.

Gwilym Simcock talks about his Mercury-nominated LP Good Days At Schloss Elmau.

6MGwilym Simcock On His Mercury-nominated Album20120104

Continuing a look back at the 2011 Mercury Prize nominations, Gwilym Simcock discusses his album Good Days At Schloss Elmau.

Hailing from Bangor in Wales, the classical jazz artist has been composing and producing well-received pieces for the last decade - a journey that led to a nomination for the 2011 Mercury Music Prize.

Mercury Prize retrospective - Gwilym Simcock discusses Good Days At Schloss Elmau.

6MGwilym Simcock On His Mercury-nominated Album20120105

Mercury Prize retrospective - Gwilym Simcock discusses Good Days At Schloss Elmau.

6MHighlights20110720

from all twelve 2010 nominated albums, presented by the artists themselves.

Highlights from all twelve 2010 Mercury nominated albums presented by the artists themselves - I Am Kloot, Foals, The XX, Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, Kit Downs Trio, Biffy Clyro, Dizzee Rascal, Corinne Bailey Rae, Wild Beasts, Villagers and Paul Weller.

Highlights from all twelve 2010 nominated albums, presented by the artists themselves.

6MI Am Kloot - Sky At Night20100823

The band introduce tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Sky At Night'. Formed in Manchester in 1999, I Am Kloot are Peter Jobson, Andy Hargreaves and song writer John Bramwell. 'Sky At Night' is the bands fifth studio album and was released in july this year. It was produced by Guy Garvey and Craig Potter of Elbow and recorded in Manchester.

I Am Kloot introduce tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Sky At Night.

6MI Am Kloot - Sky At Night20101213

The band introduce tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Sky At Night'. Formed in Manchester in 1999, I Am Kloot are Peter Jobson, Andy Hargreaves and song writer John Bramwell. 'Sky At Night' is the band's fifth studio album and was released in July this year. It was produced by Guy Garvey and Craig Potter of Elbow and recorded in Manchester.

I Am Kloot introduce tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Sky At Night.

6MI Am Kloot - Sky At Night20110708

I Am Kloot introduce tracks from their 2010 Mercury nominated album 'Sky At Night'. Formed in Manchester in 99, I Am Kloot are Peter Jobson, Andy Hargreaves and song writer John Bramwell. 'Sky At Night' is the band's fifth studio album and was released in July 2010. It was produced by Guy Garvey and Craig Potter of Elbow and recorded in Manchester.

I Am Kloot introduce tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Sky At Night.

6MJames Blake20120111

Continuing a look back at the 2011 Mercury Prize nominees, James Blake discusses his self-titled debut album.

The Complete Mercurys continues with James Blake on his self-titled debut album.

6MKaty B On Her Album On A Mission20120110

Continuing a look back at the 2011 Mercury Prize nominees, Katy B discusses her album On A Mission.

The Complete Mercurys continues with Katy B on her album On a Mission.

6MKing Creosote And Jon Hopkins On Diamond Mine.20120103

Looking back at the 2001 Mercury Prize nominees - King Creosote and Jon Hopkins discuss their album Diamond Mine.

Released in March 2011, Diamond Mine found Fife based singer/songwriter King Creosote teaming up with acclaimed producer and composer Jon Hopkins to produce an album rich with nostalgia and melody. Diamond Mine was inspired by King Creosote's life in Fife and also includes many sounds recorded in the area.

The duo explain how, where and why the album was made.

A look at the 2011 Mercury nominations: Diamond Mine by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins.

6MKit Downes Trio - Golden20100824

The trio present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Golden'. The Kit Downs Trio are pianist, Kit Downes, double bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren. Kit attended the Royal Academy of Music and has worked with a wide range of musicians inclsuing Micachu and Aciustic Landlady. 'Golden' is the trio's debut album.

The Kit Downes Trio present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Golden.

6MKit Downes Trio - Golden20101214

The trio present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Golden'. The Kit Downes Trio are pianist Kit Downes, double bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren. Kit attended the Royal Academy of Music and has worked with a wide range of musicians including Micachu and Acoustic Ladyland. 'Golden' is the trio's debut album.

The Kit Downes Trio present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Golden.

6MKit Downes Trio - Golden20110709

The Kit Downes Trio present tracks from their 2010 Mercury nominated album 'Golden'. They are pianist Kit Downes, double bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren. Kit attended the Royal Academy of Music and has worked with a wide range of musicians including Micachu and Acoustic Ladyland. 'Golden' was the trio's debut album.

The Kit Downes Trio present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Golden.

6MLaura Marling - I Speak Because I Can20100903

6 Music looks at Laura Marling's Mercury-nominated album I Speak Because I Can.

6 Music looks at Laura Marling's Mercury nominated Album 'I Speak Because I Can'. It's her second album and was recorded in part at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios with producer Ethan Jones. The top five album includes the singles 'Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)', 'Devil's Spoke' and 'Rambling Man'.

6MLaura Marling - I Speak Because I Can20101222

6 Music looks at Laura Marling's Mercury nominated Album 'I Speak Because I Can'. It's her second album and was recorded in part at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios with producer Ethan Jones. The top five album includes the singles 'Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)', 'Devil's Spoke' and 'Rambling Man'.

6 Music looks at Laura Marling's Mercury-nominated album I Speak Because I Can.

6MLaura Marling - I Speak Because I Can20110717

6 Music looks back at Laura Marling's 2010 Mercury nominated album I Speak Because I Can. It's her second album and was recorded in part at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios with producer Ethan Jones. The top five album includes the singles Goodbye England (Covered In Snow), Devil's Spoke and Rambling Man.

6 Music looks at Laura Marling's Mercury-nominated album I Speak Because I Can.

6MMetronomy On Their Album The English Riviera.20120107

Continuing a look back at 2011's Mercury Prize nominations - Metronomy discuss their album The English Riviera.

Continuing a look back at 2011's nominations, Metronomy discuss The English Riviera.

6MMumford And Sons - Sigh No More20100902

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Sigh No More'. It's the band's debut album. The four-piece from West London have sold over half a million albums to date. It's produced by Markus Dravas who has also worked with Arcade Fire, Bjork and Coldplay. The album features the singles 'Little Lion Man' and 'Winter Winds'.

Mumford and Sons present tracks from their Mercury nominated album Sigh No More.

6MMumford And Sons - Sigh No More20101221

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Sigh No More'. It's the band's debut album. The four-piece from West London have sold over half a million albums to date. It's produced by Markus Dravas who has also worked with Arcade Fire, Bjork and Coldplay. The album features the singles 'Little Lion Man' and 'Winter Winds'.

Mumford and Sons present tracks from their Mercury nominated album Sigh No More.

6MMumford And Sons - Sigh No More20110716

The band present tracks from their 2010 Mercury nominated album Sigh No More - their debut album, produced by Markus Dravas who has also worked with Arcade Fire, Bjork and Coldplay. It features the singles Little Lion Man and Winter Winds.

Mumford and Sons present tracks from their Mercury nominated album Sigh No More.

6MMumford And Sons - Sigh No More20110716

The band present tracks from their 2010 Mercury nominated album Sigh No More - their debut album, produced by Markus Dravas who has also worked with Arcade Fire, Bjork and Coldplay. It features the singles Little Lion Man and Winter Winds.

Mumford and Sons present tracks from their Mercury nominated album Sigh No More.

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A chance to hear highlights from all 12 of the Mercury-nominated albums.

A chance to hear highlights from all 12 of the Mercury nominated albums presented by the artists involved including 'I Am Kloot', 'Foals', 'The XX', 'Laura Marling', 'Mumford and Sons', 'Kit Downs Trio', 'Biffy Clyro', 'Dizzee Rascal', Corinne Bailey Rae', 'Wild Beasts', 'Villagers' and 'Paul Weller'.

6MPaul Weller - Wake Up The Nation20100831

Paul presents tracks from his Mercury nominated album 'Wake Up The Nation'. This is Paul's tenth solo album and was released in April this year. The record features My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields and marks the first time Paul has worked with former Jam band member Bruce Foxton.

Paul Weller presents tracks from his Mercury-nominated album Wake Up The Nation.

6MPaul Weller - Wake Up The Nation20101219

Paul presents tracks from his Mercury nominated album 'Wake Up The Nation'. This is Paul's tenth solo album and was released in April this year. The record features My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields and marks the first time Paul has worked with former Jam band member Bruce Foxton.

Paul Weller presents tracks from his Mercury-nominated album Wake Up The Nation.

6MPaul Weller - Wake Up The Nation20110714

Paul presents tracks from his Mercury nominated album Wake Up The Nation. This is Paul's tenth solo album and was released in April this year. The record features My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields and marked the first time Paul worked with former Jam bassist Bruce Foxton since the band split.

Paul Weller presents tracks from his Mercury-nominated album Wake Up The Nation.

6MThe Best Of The Complete Mercurys20101225

A chance to hear highlights from all 12 of the Mercury-nominated albums.

A chance to hear highlights from all 12 of the Mercury nominated albums presented by the artists involved including 'I Am Kloot', 'Foals', 'The XX', 'Laura Marling', 'Mumford and Sons', 'Kit Downs Trio', 'Biffy Clyro', 'Dizzee Rascal', Corinne Bailey Rae', 'Wild Beasts', 'Villagers' and 'Paul Weller'.

6MThe Complete Mercurys - Pj Harvey20120113

6 Music's look back at the 2011 Mercury Prize concludes with an exploration of the winning album, PJ Harvey's Let England Shake. Sinead Garvan guides us through every track on the acclaimed album - including extracts of a rare interview Polly Harvey gave to 6 Music's Steve Lamacq.

A celebration of PJ Harvey's 2011 Mercury Prize-winning album, Let England Shake.

6MThe Complete Mercurys - Pj Harvey20120114

A celebration of PJ Harvey's 2011 Mercury Prize-winning album, Let England Shake.

6MThe Xx - Xx20100907

6 Music takes a look at the band's Mercury nominated album 'xx'. The XX are Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith. Their debut album 'xx' was released in August 2009 and recorded at XL Recording in house studio. The album, which has already gone gold, features the singles 'Crystalised', 'VCR', 'Basic Space' and 'Islands'.

6 Music takes a look the band's Mercury-nominated self-titled debut album.

6MThe Xx - Xx20101224

6 Music takes a look at the band's Mercury nominated album 'xx'. The XX are Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith. Their debut album 'xx' was released in August 2009 and recorded at XL Recording in house studio. The album, which has already gone gold, features the singles 'Crystalised', 'VCR', 'Basic Space' and 'Islands'.

6 Music takes a look the band's Mercury-nominated self-titled debut album.

6MThe Xx - Xx20110719

6 Music takes a look at The XX's 2010 Mercury nominated album XX. The XX are Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith. Their debut album XX was released in August 2009 and recorded at XL Recordings' in house studio. The album features the singles Crystalised, VCR, Basic Space and Islands.

6 Music takes a look the band's Mercury-nominated self-titled debut album.

6MVillagers - Becoming A Jackal20100826

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Becoming a Jackal'. Conor O'Brien grew up in Dun Laoghaire on the outskirts of Dublin. 'Becoming a Jackel' is his debut album. It was released in May this year and he played most of the instruments on the album himself as well as creating the artwork.

Villagers present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Becoming A Jackal.

6MVillagers - Becoming A Jackal20101216

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Becoming a Jackal'. Conor O'Brien grew up in Dun Laoghaire on the outskirts of Dublin. 'Becoming a Jackel' is his debut album. It was released in May this year and he played most of the instruments on the album himself as well as creating the artwork.

Villagers present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Becoming A Jackal.

6MVillagers - Becoming A Jackal20110711

The band present tracks from their Mercury 2010 nominated album 'Becoming a Jackal'. Conor O'Brien grew up in Dun Laoghaire on the outskirts of Dublin. 'Becoming a Jackal' was his debut album. It was released in May 2010 and he played most of the instruments on the album himself as well as creating the artwork.

Villagers present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Becoming A Jackal.

6MWild Beasts - Two Dancers20100830

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Two Dancers'. Originally from Kendal the Wild Beasts are Tom Flemming, Benny Little, Chris Talbot and Hayden Thorpe. This is the band's second album and was co-produced by Richard Formby. It was released in August 2009 and contains the singles 'Hooting and Howling' and 'All the King's Men'.

Wild Beasts present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Two Dancers.

6MWild Beasts - Two Dancers20101218

Wild Beasts present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Two Dancers.

The band present tracks from their Mercury nominated album 'Two Dancers'. Originally from Kendal the Wild Beasts are Tom Flemming, Benny Little, Chris Talbot and Hayden Thorpe. This is the band's second album and was co-produced by Richard Formby. It was released in August 2009 and contains the singles 'Hooting and Howling' and 'All the King's Men'.

6MWild Beasts - Two Dancers20110713

The band present tracks from their Mercury 2010 nominated album Two Dancers. Originally from Kendal the Wild Beasts are Tom Flemming, Benny Little, Chris Talbot and Hayden Thorpe. This is the band's second album and was co-produced by Richard Formby. It was released in August 2009 and contains the singles Hooting and Howling and All the King's Men.

Wild Beasts present tracks from their Mercury-nominated album Two Dancers.

6MWritten In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah.20120112

Continuing a look back at the 2011 Mercury Prize nominees with the story of Tinie Tempah.

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the breakout song of 2010; focusing on his childhood, his early attempts to make it in music, the making of 'Pass Out' and 'Disc-Overy' and how Tinie feels about his sudden fame and new-found role as an inspiration to kids around the country.

The documentary includes exclusive interviews with Tinie himself, his cousin/manager Dumi, collaborator Ellie Goulding and industry experts Zane Lowe, Trevor Nelson and Gordon Smart.

The Complete Mercurys continues with the story of nominated artist Tinie Tempah.

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6M02Golden20120126

6M03Total Life Forever20120202

6M04Becoming A Jackal20120209

6M05Only Revolutions20120216

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6M07Wake Up The Nation20120301

6M08The Sea20120308

6M09Sigh No More20120315

6M10I Speak Because I Can20120322