Mercury Prize short list announcedIs it this time already!

The Mercury Prize shirt list has been announced – some good stuff in here but still hard to work out what the criteria actually is!


Arlo Parks  ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams‘


Black Country, New Road  ‘For the First Time‘

Celeste  ‘Not Your Muse‘

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra  ‘Promises‘

Ghetts  ‘Conflict of Interest‘

Hannah Peel  ‘Fir Wave‘

Laura Mvula  ‘Pink Noise‘

Mogwai  ‘As the Love Continues‘

Nubya Garcia  ‘SOURCE‘

SAULT  ‘Untitled (Rise)‘

Wolf Alice  ‘Blue Weekend‘

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  1. Seems to me that it is always really safe. I love many of these albums but I’m 54 and that is the problem. It speaks to middle age people with a specific aesthetic. It’s the 6 music playlist really

  2. You just have to look at the judges to understand why the albums are selected. I have really broad musical tastes and only two of these speak to me or move me in any way – the others are pretty inoffensive, although I will never understand why Wolf Alice have been nominated 3 times and actually won.


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