The Mercury Prize–the UK’s version of Canada’s Polaris Music Prize–looks to name the best album in the country from the past year regardless of genre or commercial success. The winner, who will be named tonight (September 14) will not only see boosts in streaming and sales but a nice fat cheque for £25,000.
Because the British will bet on anything, bookies are giving these odds.
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos: 5/2
Sampha – Process: 7/2
Stormzy – Gang Signs and Prayer: 6/1
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone: 8/1
J Hus – Common Sense: 10/1
Glass Animals – How to Be a Human Being: 12/1
The xx – I See you: 12/1
Alt-J – Relaxer: 16/1
Dinosaur – Together, As One: 16/1
Ed Sheeran – ÷: 20/1
The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension: 20/1
Blossoms – Blossoms: 33/1
Unfamiliar with any of the above? Time for some music discovery! (Via the NME)