Surprised not to see any mention of the Mercury nominations on here (unless I've completely missed it!), suppose nobody really gives a shit about it anymore.
Anyway, they are
Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
Berwyn – Demotape/Vega
Black Country, New Road – For the First Time
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra – Promises
Ghetts – Conflict of Interest
Hannah Peel – Fir Wave
Laura Mvula – Pink Noise
Mogwai – As the Love Continues
Nubya Garcia – Source
Sault – Untitled (Rise)
Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend
That's a very good list. I'd hope that either Sault or Mogwai win.
A strong list that, I like every album on there that I've listened to.
There's an article on The Telegraph bemoaning the lack of Tom Jones on the list, apparently it would help if they had some established artists included. An interesting take on the Mercury Prize I suppose.
Yeah, the whole point of the Mercury was always supposed to be about it going to up and coming artists not household names.