Mercury Music Prize nominees announced – vote for your favourite
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The nominees for the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize have been announced – and it’s eclectic as ever

Alongside the albums you just knew were going to be included (how could Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool not be in there?), there are some surprising entries.

Grime continues its steady takeover of popular culture, with two albums included on the shortlist in the form of Skepta’s Konnichiwa and Kano’s Made In The Manor.

David Bowie’s Blackstar is another notable entry; could we be looking at the prize’s first posthumous victor in the form of The Thin White Duke?

The full list of nominees is as follows:

  • The Dreaming RoomLaura Mvula
  • Made In The ManorKano
  • Making TimeJamie Woon
  • BlackstarDavid Bowie
  • HopelessnessAnohni
  • The BrideBat For Lashes
  • Love & HateMichael Kiwanuka
  • A Moon Shaped PoolRadiohead
  • Adore LifeSavages
  • KonnichiwaSkepta
  • I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of ItThe 1975
  • Channel The SpiritsThe Comet It Coming

But who do you think should take home one of the hottest prizes in music this year? Have your say with our poll below:


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