The shortlist of nominees for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize has been revealed. The list of artists being considered for the best British album of the year include some veterans (Aphex Twin, Róisín Murphy), some debuts (Wolf Alice, Jamie xx) and at least one superstar (Florence and the Machine). Take a look at the complete list of Mercury Prize 2015 nominees below.
Aphex Twin – Syro
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
C Duncan – Architect
ESKA – ESKA
Florence and the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
Benjamin Clementine – At Least for Now
Jamie xx – In Colour
SOAK – Before We Forgot How to Dream
Gaz Coombes – Matador
Slaves – Are You Satisfied?
The winner of the 2015 Mercury Prize will be announced on November 20. Last year’s winners of the prize was Young Fathers.
Read our list of the 10 Best Mercury Prize Winning Albums.
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