2011 Mercury Prize Nominees Announced!

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A lot of KCRW favorites made the list for the Mercury Prize, which is essentially an album of the year award for best UK album.

Adele, Anna Calvi, Elbow have all stopped by KCRW this year to share songs from their new albums. Metronomy will be joining us for a live Morning Becomes Eclectic session on August 1 (and are  live at the Echoplex on July 30). PJ Harvey’s new album was a big hit here and a bunch of our DJs are enamored with newcomer James Blake.

Check out the full list below. Congrats to everyone!


2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominees

Adele – 21
Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys!
Everything Everything – Man Alive
Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam
Gwilym Simcock – Good Days At Schloss Elmau
James Blake – James Blake
Katy B – On A Mission
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
Metronomy – The English Riviera
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy