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Alt-J wins Mercury Prize

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    an awesome wave alt j Alt J wins Mercury Prize

    Indie-pop quartet Alt-J have won this year’s Mercury Prize for their debut album, An Awesome Wave. The annual prize honors the best album from the UK and Ireland as voted on by a panel of musicians, executives, journalists, and other industry figures.

    The band beat out formidable like Jessie Ware, Field Music, Django Django, and Richard Hawley.

    Along with bragging rights, Harvey receives £20,000 in cold, hard cash. Below, take a listen to An Awesome Wave via Rdio

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    Mercury Prize 2012 Nominees:
    Jessie Ware’s Devotion
    Django Django’s Django Django
    The Maccabees’ Given to the Wild
    Roller Trio’s Roller Trio
    Richard Hawley’s Standing at the Sky’s Edge
    Field Music’s Plum
    Michael Kiwanuka’s Home Again
    Ben Howard’s Every Kingdom
    Plan B’s Ill Manners
    Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave
    Lianne Le Havas’ Is Your Love Big Enough
    Sam Lee’s Ground of Its Own

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