The Mercury Prize 2013 nominations have been announced…
The 12 artists and their respective albums nominated for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize are:
Arctic Monkeys: AM.
David Bowie: The Next Day
Foals: Holy Fire
Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg
James Blake: Overgrown
Jon Hopkins: Immunity
Laura Marling: Once I Was An Eagle
Laura Mvula: Sing to the Moon
Savages: Silence Yourself
The Getintothis Predictometer yielded a record result too predicting eight of the 12 artists – which goes to show:
a) We’re boss.
b) The Prize is somewhat predictable
c) Not that many amazing UK albums were released/those above are quite a solid selection
d) All of the above/none of the above
e) Completely nothing.
What this year’s selection does, however, reveal is that the judges have at last dispensed with the TOKEN JAZZ act – which is good, as we suggested earlier in the week.
And finally, this year’s ‘I can’t believe Wild Beasts weren’t nominated’ Award goes to Daughter. The Twitter outrage has already started…
Read our original take on the whole nomination build up here with our predictions and other stuff here.
Further Mercury Prize reading on Getintothis
Alt J win Mercury Prize 2012 – What have we learnt?
Mercury Prize 2012 nominees announced.
The Getintothis Predictometer for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2012.
PJ Harvey wins the Mercury Prize 2011 – what have we learnt?
A Getintothis reflection on the nominees for the 2011 Mercury Prize.
The Getintothis Predictometer for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2011
Getintothis on the Mercury‘s 2010 and why common sense prevailed.
Getintothis on the Mercury‘s in 2009… and reaction.
Getintothis on the Mercury‘s in 2008.
Getintothis on the Mercury‘s in 2007 – why bother? and 2007’s worthy winners, not that we were arsed.