The Short List for the 2015 Mercury Prize is Out

The Barclay Mercury Prize–the prize upon which our Polaris Music Prize is based–announced the short list of albums for 2015. One of these records will be named the best British album of the year.

  1. Aphex Twin – Syro
  2. Benjamin Clementine – At Least for Now
  3. C Duncan – Architect
  4. Eska – Eska
  5. Florence + the Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful
  6. Gaz Coombes – Matador
  7. Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
  8. Jamie xx – In Colour
  9. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
  10. Slaves – Are You Satisfied
  11. Soak – Before We Forgot How to Dream
  12. Wolf Alice – My Love is Cool

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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