David Bowie, Disclosure, Savages, Foals, James Blake, Jon Hopkins, Laura Marling & more vying for 2013 Mercury Prize
One of this year’s nominees…
The 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Shortlist was just announced with the following 12 albums up for this year’s prize:
Arctic Monkeys – AM
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
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
Rudimental – Home
Savages – Silence Yourself
Villagers – Awayland
David Bowie’s very Bowie-esque The Next Day seems like the one to beat. Who do you think should win and what albums shoulda been on the list?
Jon Hopkins was in NYC a couple weeks ago; so was Laura Mvula who just played two shows last week in NYC; Laura Marling just played two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg and plays tonight (9/11) at St. Ann’s Church.; Arctic Monkeys play a sold-out Webster Hall on Monday (9/16); Savages will be in NYC during CMJ for a show at Terminal 5; and Rudimental play MHOW and Bowery Ballroom in November.
Last year’s winner was Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave. This year’s winner will be announced on October 30 in London.