Mercury Prize 2014 Shortlist: Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs, Bombay Bicycle Club, and more


    The Mercury Prize is the annual award given to the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Last year, James Blake took home the honors and other past recipients include The xx, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Alt-J, Primal Scream, Badly Drawn Boy, and Antony and the Johnsons.

    The nominees for 2014 were announced today and include Damon Albarn’s Everyday Robots, FKA twigs’ LP1, Bombay Bicycle Club’s So Long, See You Tomorrow, Jungle’s Jungle, and Anna Calvi’s One Breath.

    The winner will be announced on October 29th.

    Here’s the full list of nominees:

    Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
    FKA twigs – LP1
    Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
    Jungle – Jungle
    Royal Blood – Royal Blood
    East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
    Anna Calvi – One Breath
    Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
    Nick Mulvey – First Mind
    Polar Bear – In Each and Every One
    Young Fathers – Dead
    Go Go Pengiun – v2.0


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