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Mercury Prize 2013 Shortlist: David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure

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    mercury prize 500x323 Mercury Prize 2013 Shortlist: David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure

    The Mercury Prize is the annual award given to the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Last year, Alt-J took home the honors, and other past recipients include The xx, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Primal Scream, Badly Drawn Boy, and Antony and the Johnsons.

    The nominees for 2013 were announced today and include David Bowie’s The Next DayArctic Monkeys’ AM, James Blake’s Overgrown, Disclosure’s Settle, Savages’ Silence Yourself, Foals’ Holy Fire, Jon Hopkins’ Immunity, and Laura Marling’s Once I Was an Eagle.

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    The winner will be announced on October 30th and along with bragging rights, the prize includes £20,000.

    This year’s shortlist of nominees:

    David Bowie’s The Next Day
    Arctic Monkeys’ AM
    James Blake’s Overgrown
    Disclosure’s Settle
    Savages’ Silence Yourself
    Foals’ Holy Fire
    Laura Marling’s Once I Was an Eagle
    Jon Hopkins’ Immunity
    Laura Mvula’s Sing to the Moon
    Villagers’ Awayland
    Jake Bugg’s Jake Bugg
    Rudimental’s Home

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