Mercury Prize

David Bowie, Disclosure, Savages, Foals, James Blake, Jon Hopkins, Laura Marling & more vying for 2013 Mercury Prize
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 - AwaylandDavid Bowie's very Bowie-esque The Next Day seems like the one to beat...
Alt-J, Django Django, Jessie Ware, Michael Kiwanuka, Field Music, Richard Hawley and more vying for 2012 Mercury Prize
Django Django at Glasslands, March 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo) The shortlist for the 2012 Mercury Prize, an award voted on by a panel of music industry professionals and journalists honoring UK albums of the year, was just announced: The Maccabees - Given to the Wild Jessie Ware - Devotion Alt-J - An Awesome Wave Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough Ben Howard - Every Kingdom Sam Lee - Ground of its Own Field Music - Plumb Django Django - S/T Roller Trio - S/T Plan B - Ill ManorsOdds seem pretty good for Alt-J (who play Bowery Ballroom tonight), who have not only made a great album with An Awesome Wave, but also the kind of album the Mercury Prize voters like...
2011 Mercury Prize nominees announced
The shortlist has been revealed for the 2011 Mercury Prize. The list includes some major albums like James Blake's incredibly striking self titled debut, PJ Harvey's massive comeback Let England Shake, and Adele's 21, in addition to some other interesting choices like Anna Calvi's self titled debut and King Creosote & Jon Hopkins collaborative album Diamond Mine...

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