Mercury Prize Shortlist Revealed

mercuryThe shortlist of nominees for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which honors the best British album of the past year, as chosen by a panel of British music critics and industry folks, has been announced. Last year’s winner was Alt-J. Previous winners have included PJ Harvey, the xx, Pulp, Portishead, Arctic Monkeys, Antony and the Johnsons, Franz Ferdinand, and more…

This year’s shortlist includes one past winner (Arctic Monkeys), two three-time nominees (Arctic Monkeys, Laura Marling), four repeat nominees (James Blake, Villagers, David Bowie, Foals) and six first-timers (Disclosure, Jake Bugg, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, Rudimental, Savages):

Arctic Monkeys: AM

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David Bowie: The Next Day

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Disclosure: Settle

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Foals: Holy Fire

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Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg

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James Blake: Overgrown

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Jon Hopkins: Immunity

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Laura Marling: Once I Was An Eagle

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Laura Mvula: Sing to the Moon

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Rudimental: Home

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Savages: Silence Yourself

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Villagers: Awayland

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David Bowie is the favorite this year but who knows?

David Bowie – Where Are We Now?

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal

Savages – She Will

James Blake – Retrogade

Disclosure – White Noise (feat. AlunaGeorge)

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