Young Fathers’ Dead crowned UK’s best album


    Scottish hip-hop group Young Fathers has won this year’s Mercury Prize for Dead. The annual award honors the best album from the UK and Ireland as voted on by a panel of musicians, executives, journalists, and other industry figures.

    Young Fathers beat out the likes of Damon Albarn’s Everyday Robots, Bombay Bicycle Club’s So Long, See You Tomorrow, Jungle’s Jungle, and Anna Calvi’s One BreathPrior to tonight’s announcement, FKA twigs’LP1 was a 2:1 frontrunner, according to BBC News. Kate Tempest’s Everybody Down was also considered a favorite.

    In addition to bragging rights, the group will receive a handsome £20,000 in cash.

    Listen to Dead below via Spotify.

    Last year, James Blake took home the award for Overgrown. Other past recipients include Alt-J, The xx, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Primal Scream, Badly Drawn Boy, and Antony and the Johnsons.


    Mercury Prize 2014 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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