Fleet Foxes: How They Won The Uncut Music Award!

We publish the FULL deliberations from behind-closed-doors

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Last week, we revealed that Seattle group Fleet Foxes‘ eponymous debut album has scooped the first ever Uncut Music Award, for the “most rewarding and inspiring album” of the past 12 months – and now we can reveal what the reasoning behind their win was, with the full transcript of what was said about their LP.

Unanimously hailed by a panel of industry judges, the album was a highly acclaimed by all. You can read what the judges, who included Linda Thompson, Danny Kelly and Mark Radcliffe, discussed, when choosing the FF over the other seven albums in the shortlist here.

Uncut has also be posting blow-by-blow transcripts of all of the


deliberations which took place behind closed doors at

the judging session this month.

Find out what’s really questioned when albums go up for a prize.


We have been posting what was said about each of the

shortlisted albums (including Radiohead, Elbow and Drive-By Truckers)

at the Uncut Music Award blog here.

You can also see a short video about the Uncut Music Award

and how the decision was made, here:

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