2012 Mercury Prize Nominees Announced!

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

The 12 albums are chosen by a panel of British music critics and industry folks and you can view them below.

Michael Kiwanuka made his live U.S. radio debut right here on KCRW, as did Ben Howard AND Alt-J!

We’ve been big fans of Lianne Le Havas, Django DJango and Field Music, all who have been profiled on this here blog.

Check them all out if you haven’t already and view the full list below.

Congrats to everyone.


2012 Mercury Prize Nominees

Michael Kiwanuka – “Home Again”
Ben Howard –
Every Kingdom
Alt-J – “An Awesome Wave”
Jessie Ware – “Devotion”
Django Django – “Django Django”
Lianne Le Havas – “Is Your Love Big Enough”
Field Music – “Plum”
The Maccabees – “Given to the Wild”
Roller Trio – “Roller Trio”
Richard Hawley – “Standing at the Sky’s Edge”
Plan B –
Ill Manners
Sam Lee –Ground of Its Own