Weller wins the UNCUT Award.

Paul Weller is the winner of the Uncut Music Award 2010. His album, “Wake Up The Nation”, is the third winner of the prestigious award, following the triumphs of Fleet Foxes and Tinariwen in 2008 and 2009.

“I’m well surprised to get this award,” said Weller, on tour in America when he heard the news. “Pleasantly surprised. A lot of the credit goes to Simon Dine (producer and co-writer on the album). The album came from him, really. He had these very rough backing track ideas, which he sent me. Once I heard them, I got excited too. I could see a whole new sound emerging out of them.”

“Wake Up The Nation” was chosen as the most exciting, inspirational and rewarding album of the last 12 months by Uncut’s illustrious panel of judges. Chaired by Uncut Editor Allan Jones, the panel also included Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, Squeeze’s Chris Difford, Hayden Thorpe from Wild Beasts, eminent broadcasters Bob Harris, Danny Kelly and Christian O’Connell; Mark Cooper, BBC’s creative head of music entertainment; and Tony Wadsworth, chair of the BPI. Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold also contributed.

“Wake Up The Nation” came out on top from a shortlist of eight exceptional albums. “Plastic Beach” by Gorillaz was selected as runner-up, followed by Joanna Newsom’s “Have One On Me” in third.

For the full story on the Uncut Music Award – and an extensive new interview with Paul Weller – see the new issue of Uncut, on sale now.

Music in Belgium:

Paul Weller vient de recevoir un prix pour son dernier album studio. Il a coiffé sur le poteau des gens comme Arcade Fire, Joanna Newsom ou Gorillaz.

L'ex-Jam se porte au mieux. Son dernier album studio, baptisé "Wake Up The Nation", est sorti au mois d'avril dernier chez V2. Il vient d'être récompensé pour cet opus.

Paul Weller a reçu le Uncut Music Award 2010, prix remis par le magazine Uncut, pour son dernier album "Wake Up The Nation". Le jury était composé de pointures du monde musical, tant de la presse que des artistes. On y trouvait par exemple Phil Manzanera de Roxy Music.

Weller décroche la timbale au nez et à la barbe d'Arcade Fire ("The Suburbs"), Beach House ("Teen Dream"), The Coral ("Butterfly House"), Deer Tick ("The Black Dirt Sessions"), The Gaslight Anthem ("American Slang") et Gorillaz ("Plastic Beach"), Joanna Newsom ("Have One On Me").

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