Mercury Prize 2015 Shortlist: Aphex Twin, Florence and the Machine, more

Jamie xx, Wolf Alice also nominated for award honoring UK's best album


    Photo by Killian Young

    The Mercury Prize is the annual award given to the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Past recipients include The xx, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Portishead, James Blake, Alt-J, Primal Scream, Badly Drawn Boy, and Antony and the Johnsons.

    The nominees for 2015 were announced today and include Aphex Twin’s Syro, Florence and the Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Jamie xx’s In Colour, and Wolf Alice’s My Love Is Cool.

    The winner will be announced on November 20th.

    Here’s the full list of nominees:

    Aphex Twin – Syro
    Benjamin Clementine – At Least for Now
    C Duncan – Architect
    Florence and the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
    Gaz Coombes – Matador
    Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
    Jamie xx – In Colour
    Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
    Slaves – Are You Satisfied?
    SOAK – Before We Forgot How to Dream
    Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool