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We have the Short List for Britain’s 2022 Mercury Prize

A few weeks after the Polaris Music Prize announced the Short List for 2022, the equivalent Short List for Britain’s Mercury Prize is out. Here are the nominations in alphabetical order.

  1. Fergus McCreadie ‘Forest Floor’
  2. Gwenno ‘Tresor’
  3. Harry Styles ‘Harry’s House’
  4. Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler ‘For All Our Days That Tear the Heart’
  5. Joy Crookes ‘Skin’
  6. Kojey Radical ‘Reason to Smile’
  7. Little Simz ‘Sometimes I Might be Introvert’
  8. Nova Twins ‘Supernova’
  9. Sam Fender ‘Seventeen Going Under’
  10. Self Esteem ‘Prioritise Pleasure’
  11. Wet Leg ‘Wet Leg’
  12. Yard Act ‘The Overload’

Some good listening on that list. If you’re not up-to-date on these albums, you have some homework to do. A little more detail can be found here.

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