Unless you've been hiding under a rock with headphones in your ears for the last few months, you can't help but have heard of Adele. The singer-songwriter has sold a gazillion copies of her second album '21', and has more or less conquered the world.
However, there are some people who don't think that she should win the upcoming Mercury Prize, despite being our biggest musical export since the Spice Girls. But WHY, for the love of God? Surely even The Vaccines' Pete Robertson can see that she must sweep the board? What kind of a monster is he? The kind that respects Adele for what she's done but believes that someone else should take the award. As you were.
'What's happened to her hasn't happened in years,' he said. 'It should be celebrated, but it's probably not Mercury Award territory. I think she deserves a pat on the back at the very least.
'She's blown the whole thing apart. It's really encouraging as a musician to see that honest music really does still connect with the public. She's not pulled any tricks on people.'