Barclaycard Mercury Prize Shortlist 2013

...and the nominees are:

The final shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize has been announced – and, as ever, it’s sure to cause debate.

One of the most high profile ceremonies on the music calendar, the Mercury is capable to transforming an artist’s career. Given the potential coverage at stake, the prize seems to continually open up the question of exactly what it is that British music should do.

A few moments ago, Lauren Laverne unveiled the final shortlist for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize. Without further ado, the nominations are:

Arctic Monkeys – AM
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
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
Rudimental – Home
Savages – Silence Yourself
Villagers – Awayland

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