Arctic Monkeys (Scott Kowalchyk), Florence and the Machine (David Brendan Hall), King Krule (Philip Cosores)

The Mercury Prize is given out yearly by a panel of UK critics and business figures to honor one of the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Past recipients embrace Skepta, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Portishead, James Blake, and Primal Scream. Most not too long ago, Sampha took dwelling the honors, topping the likes of The xx and Ed Sheeran within the course of.

The shortlist nominees for 2018 had been introduced at the moment and embrace King Krule’s The Ooz, Arctic Monkeys’ Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Florence and the Machine’s High as Hope, Jorja Smith’s Lost and Found, and Wolf Alice’s Visions of a Life.

As The Guardian notes, this yr additionally marks the primary solo nomination for Noel Gallagher (Who Built the Moon?), although by way of his work in Oasis he was nominated twice earlier than. Smith and King Krule are additionally seeing their first nominations, as are pop star Lily Allen (No Shame), grime act Novelist, and post-punk artist Nadine Shah.

The winner will likely be introduced at London’s Eventim Apollo on September 20th.

Here’s the total listing of nominees:

Lily Allen – No Shame
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
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
Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life


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