The nominees for the 2018 Mercury Prize, which honors the best British album of the year, have been announced. This year’s nominees include King Krule, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and jazz ensemble Sons of Kemet. The awards ceremony will take place on September 20 at London’s Eventim Apollo, and the winner is determined by a panel of critics and people in the music industry. Past winners include PJ Harvey, Portishead, Suede, Pulp, The xx and Young Fathers.
Hyundai Mercury Prize 2018 nominees:
Lily Allen – No Shame
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Everything Everything – A Fever Dream
Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded
Florence + the Machine – High as Hope
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?
King Krule – The Ooz
Novelist – Novelist Guy
Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
Jorja Smith – Lost and Found
Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is a Reptile
Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life
Read our list of 10 Essential Mercury Prize Winners.