Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2012 Shortlist Announced

12 albums have been shortlists for the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The award is for the best UK or Irish album. Without further adieu, your 12 albums are:

Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Ben Howard – Every Kingdom
Django Django – Django Django
Field Music – Plumb
Jessie Ware – Devotion
Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
Plan B – Ill Manors
Richard Hawley – Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Roller Trio – Roller Trio
Sam Lee – Ground of its Own
The Maccabees – Given to the Wild

What, no One Direction? OUTRAGE! Also missing out on nominations include Florence + the Machine, Emeli Sande, Coldplay, and Bombay Bicycle Club, to name a few.

The winner of the 2012 Prize will be announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show at the Roundhouse on Thursday, November 1, 2012. PeteHatesMusic has featured 4 of these artists before, and our vote goes to Django Django. Previous winners include The xx, Arctic Monkeys, and PJ Harvey (last year and in 2001).

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  1. 2012/09/12

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