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Mercury Music Prize Shortlist Revealed

Posted by - 12:00 PM on 09/11/13
The official shortlist for the albums nominated for this year's Mercury Music Prize can now be seen in the replies. Amongst the 12 albums nominated are Laura Marling, Savages, Disclosure, Foals and David Bowie.
 
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12:01 PM on 09/11/13
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NomineesArctic Monkeys - 'AM'
David Bowie - 'The Next Day'
Disclosure - 'Settle'
Foals - 'Holy Fire'
James Blake - 'Overgrown'
Jake Bugg - 'Jake Bugg'
Jon Hopkins - 'Immunity'
Laura Marling - 'Once I Was An Eagle'
Laura Mvula - 'Sing To The Moon'
Rudimental - 'Home'
Savages - 'Silence Yourself'
Villagers - '{Awayland}'
12:02 PM on 09/11/13
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AM is the only one I've heard in full yet. At least this serves as a reminder to listen to some of these, which I'd have thought I would have by now.
12:05 PM on 09/11/13
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Good list. Bowie, Foals, Marling or Savages get my vote.
12:21 PM on 09/11/13
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Jon Hopkins should get it. What an album. Runner up is probably James Blake or Savages. Haven't heard quite a few though.
12:46 PM on 09/11/13
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This is the first year I know all of the albums.. Bit of a mainstream list. No token entries it would seem either.

My vote is for Foals, but part of me thinks Bowie might get this because of who he is. My 3 punts though would be those two or Jon Hopkins.
12:47 PM on 09/11/13
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Also didn't expect to see both Rudimental and Disclosure both on the list. Shame there's no London Grammar or Daughter. London's Grammar album is very Mercury-esque of recent times.
12:52 PM on 09/11/13
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Not surprised by Disclosure at all.
12:57 PM on 09/11/13
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Oh no, I'm not surprised by the fact they're on there, just that Rudimental are on there too.
12:58 PM on 09/11/13
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Yeah that I'm fairly surprised at, but fair play to them. Having fun, working hard and making huge tunes worldwide.
03:34 PM on 09/11/13
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Bowie's album is a cracker. Would be between that and AM for me but then i've only heard one of the other albums on the list in full; James Blake's Overgrown, which was also very good. I love what i've heard from Disclosure so far but not got around to listening to the album yet. Same with the Foals album, heard about half of it, very promising.
03:57 PM on 09/11/13
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foals foals foals foals foals
04:10 PM on 09/11/13
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With each year I get less and less impressed by the albums up for nomination. I can't explain why, I just do. Most of the buzz seems to be around Bowie and Jake Bugg so far, so I imagine one of those will win. My money is on Jake Bugg atm.
04:38 PM on 09/11/13
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This list sucks. So many independent acts they left out (Peace, Drenge, Ghostpoet - off the top of my head)

Surely a lot of these acts don't need the £20,000 after getting number 1 albums. Jake Bugg's album is just pure filler anyway (14 tracks, lucky if 7 of them are good). I hope that one doesn't win and i'm from Nottingham.
07:47 PM on 09/11/13
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Who the fuck is Jake Bugg?

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