Mercury Music Prize Nominees Announced


The Mercury Music Prize has just announced – via twitter – the short list for it's annual album of the year prize. The nominees are as follows:

Damon Albarn

Polar Bear

FKA Twigs

Kate Tempest


Royal Blood

Nick Mulvey

GoGo Penguin

Young Fathers

Anna Calvi

Bombay Bicycle Club

East India Youth

Last year the prize went to the fairly deserving James Blake – this year the list feels somewhat underwhelming, but we'd say the smart money is on Twigs' palatable (some might say bland…) electronica –