Mercury Prize Shortlist Revealed
The 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
David Bowie: The Next Day
Foals: Holy Fire
Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg
James Blake: Overgrown
Jon Hopkins: Immunity
Laura Marling: Once I Was An Eagle
Laura Mvula: Sing to the Moon
Savages: Silence Yourself
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)