Nominees for U.K. music award the Mercury Prize announced

Nominees for U.K. music award the Mercury Prize announced

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The nominees for the prestigious British music award the Barclaycard Mercury Prize were announced today, Pitchfork reports, and as usual the list puts our piddly American music awards to shame. A nominating body made up of critics and industry picked the contenders, who will square off in a show broadcast on BBC Two and BBC 6 Music on Sept. 6. Here are the nominees:

Adele: 21
Anna Calvi: Anna Calvi
Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys!
Everything Everything: Man Alive
Ghostpoet: Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
Gwilym Simcock: Good Days at Schloss Elmau
James Blake: James Blake
Katy B: On a Mission
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine
Metronomy: The English Riviera
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake
Tinie Tempah: Disc-Overy

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