Now Reading
Mercury Music Prize shortlist announced

Mercury Music Prize shortlist announced

Avatar

The Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist has been announced today. The UK prize honours the albums deemed by the judges (after a submission fee) which are considered the year’s best.

The winner is awarded £25,000 at a ceremony on September 14th in London. There were no Irish albums on the list. Skepta won last year for his album Konnichiwa, so would you bet against Stormzy this year? Or could Ed Sheeran’s massive numbers and popularity sway things? For my money, the best albums on the list are from Sampha, Kate Tempest, Loyle Carner and The xx.

Skepta took home the prize money last year for his fourth album Konnichiwa.

Mercury prize 2017 shortlist

Alt-J – Relaxer
The Big Moon – Love in the 4th Dimension
Blossoms – Blossoms
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Sampha – Process
Ed Sheeran – ÷
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
The xx – I See You

The judges include Jessie Ware, MistaJam, Clara Amfo and music journalists.


Hey, before you go...

Nialler9 has been covering new music, new artists and gigs for the last 18 years. If you like the article you just read, and want us to publish more just like it, please consider supporting us on Patreon.

What you get as thanks in return...

  • A weekly Spotify playlist only for patrons.
  • Access to our private Nialler9 Discord community
  • Ad-free and bonus podcast episodes.
  • Guestlist & discounts to Nialler9 & Lumo Club events.
  • Themed playlists only for subscribers.

Your support enables us to continue to publish articles like this one, make podcasts and provide recommendations and news to our readers, and be a key part of the music community in Ireland and abroad.

Become a patron at Patreon!