No nominations for PJ Harvey, Bibio and James Blake but grime features in Skepta and Kano, Radiohead might win their first Mercury music prize and David Bowie received a post-humous nomination. Here are the albums in full that are up for the shortlist.
The process has changed by the introduction of a a new finalists phase. The 12 albums will be whitled down to 6 on September 15th with the first album on the list voted for via online poll.
Those remaining six will be up for the accolade and the £25,000 prize in September.
Out of this lot, I’d go for, in order: Ahohni, Bowie, Skepta, Radiohead.
Mercury Music Prize nominations
Ahohni – Hopelessness
Bat For Lashes – The Bride
David Bowie – Blackstar
Kano – Made In The Manor
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Savages – Adore Life
Skepta – Konnichiwa
The Comet Is Coming – Channel The Spirits
The 1975 – I like it when you sleep…
Jamie Woon – Making Time