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