This morning they announced on 6music that BBC Music are teaming up with the Mercury prize as of this year. Shortlists will be announced on 6music and I believe the award show will aired on BBC 4.
Naturally, this led to invitations for people to suggest their frontrunners for the award this year. It appears that people are strongly backing Sleaford Mods. Which brings me to this discussion...
I just don't get it. I think they are awful. Really, really bad. All bravado and very little substance. Also, they just are not mods (I love the mod-thing, so this upsets me perhaps too much). They seem to have a strong following, and plenty of critical love, all of which I find baffling.
So, what bands/acts do you just not get? I'm sure there are plenty along the lines of One Direction etc, but I'm more thinking of acts like this, that seem to be loved by critics and have strong hardcore fans whilst perhaps not massive commercial success. Let's just take in as a given that chart success = shite, ok?