Mercury Prize 2015 shortlist announced

The albums which will be up for the 2015 Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced, with the shortlist containing 12 of the most acclaimed British albums of the year. The winner is selected by a panel of industry experts and has, in past years, been seen as one of the most reliable accolades for a British musician. The winning album will be announced on 20th November 2015.

Previous winners include: Young Fathers, James Blake, The xx, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Arctic Monkeys, Antony and the Johnsons, Franz Ferdinand, Gomez, Dizzee Rascal, Klaxons, Elbow, and Alt-J. This year the albums which have been shortlisted are:


Aphex Twin “Syro”


Wolf Alice “My Love is Cool”

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Róisín Murphy “Hairless Toys”


C Duncan “Architect



Florence and the Machine “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”

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Ghostpoet “Shedding Skin”


Benjamin Clementine “At Least for Now”


Jamie xx “In Colour”


SOAK “Before We Forgot How to Dream”

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Gaz Coombes “Matador”


Slaves “Are You Satisfied?”


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