The shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, an annual award that highlights the best British album of the year (as determined by a committee of British music critics and industry professionals), has been announced. The organization behind the prize revealed the nominees this morning via their official Facebook page.
Last year’s winner was Alt-J’s debut album, An Awesome Wave, while past recipients include the likes of Primal Scream, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Arctic Monkeys and The xx.
Here’s a full list of the nominees below:
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