Mercury Prize Nominees 2011
Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominates the most innovative and influential albums of the year before the annual winner is announced. Running since 1992 this alternative award has become increasingly influential.
- Announced this month by Lauren Laverne, the speculation is over. You can watch it below.
This year's nominees are:Singer-songwriter Adele and her second album 21; the alluring Anna Calvi and her self-titled debut Anna Calvi; the 2008 winners Elbow with their latest offering Build A Rocket Boys!; Everything Everything and their hyped debut album Man Alive; the electronic rapper Ghostpoet and Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam; the acclaimed jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock with Good Days at Schloss Elmau; the newly appointed electronic, dubstep champ James Blake and his self titled debut James Blake; the dubstep sensation Katy B and her first album On A Mission; the folktronic duo King Creosote & Jon Hopskins and Diamond Mine; Metronomy and their third studio album The English Riviera; the alternative goddess PJ Harvey and her latest offering Let England Shake and grime rapper Tinie Tempah and the acclaimed Disc-Overy.
- The nominees give their reactions to this highly sought after and sometimes controversial award.Although this year's nominees shows how eclectic the British music is and pays tribute to that.Both these statements were shown in 1994 when M People's Elegant Slumming beat the likes of Blur's Parklife and The Prodigy's Music for the Jilted Generation to win the prize.
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