Mercury Prize Reveals 2013 Shortlist
Published Sep 11, 2013The shortlist nominees for Britain's prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which honours the year's best album from the UK and Ireland, were revealed today (September 11).
This year's nominees run anywhere from rockers Arctic Monkeys' AM, to the modern house stylings of Disclosure, to David Bowie's comeback LP The Next Day. Other artists include James Blake, Savages, Laura Mvula, Villagers, Laura Marling, Foals and more.
This year's contenders are, in alphabetical order:
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
The winner will be announced on October 30.
Arctic Monkeys had previously won the prize in 2006 for their debut disc Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, and were nominated the next year for Your Favourite Nightmare. Laura Marling, Foals, Villagers and Bowie are likewise repeat nominees.
Last year, the prize went to Alt-J's An Awesome Wave, with previous winner including PJ Harvey (twice), Antony and the Johnsons, Pulp, The xx, Suede, Franz Ferdinand and more.