Arctic Monkeys for the second time the Mercury Prize win, but will have to pass, among others, Florence + The Machine and Jorja Smith.
The nominations for the Mercury Prize in 2018, a prize for the best British album of the past year, have been published. In total, twelve plates, all released between July 22, 2017 July 20, 2018, the prestigious award drag.
Arctic Monkeys is for the fourth time in its existence, nominated with the Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino and the Mercury Prize for the second time to win, after the group, which in 2006 already received for his debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Until now, only PJ Harvey with two plates win.
Also Florence + the Machine was High as Hope ever to be nominated not once, but twice, but got the price never. Noel Gallagher is back for the first time nominated with his High Flying Birds, after his former group Oasis in the past two times already on the shortlist ended up.
On the list of nominees there are also three debut albums: Everything Is Recorded, the project of labelboss Richard Russell, Lost and Found of the Drake-protégé Jorja Smith and Novelist Guy from grime artist Novelist.
The Mercury Prize is on the 20th of september were presented.
The full list
Lily Allen – No Shame
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino (read the review here)
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 (read the review here)
Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life
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- Why the discoverer of Adele now makes music itself
- Florence Welch makes the following account: ‘I have so much destroyed, household effects and relationships’
- The many writers in King Krule: ‘Kafka has my brain fed’
- It is time to Jorja Smith get to know. Say that Drake has said
- Shabaka Hutchings: “I do not have any inspiration, I spéél just’