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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
ESKA – ESKA
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