Mercury Prize 2013 Nominations Revealed

Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie and Disclosure lead list of 12 nominated albums.

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David Bowie and Arctic Monkeys are among the nominees for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize, NME reports. See the full list below.

The shortlist of the 12 "Albums of the Year" chosen by an independent judging panel were announced today (September 11) at London's Hospital Club. Arctic Monkeys' new album 'AM' is nominated while Bowie's comeback album "The Next Day" will also be in consideration. Other albums on the shortlist include James Blake's "Overgrown," "Settle" by Disclosure, Laura Marling's latest album "Once I Was an Eagle" and "Holy Fire" by Foals.

Arctic Monkeys, Laura Marling, David Bowie, Foals and James Blake have all been Mercury nominated before while Jon Hopkins was up for the prize in 2011 for his album "Diamond Mine," recorded with King Creosote.

London Grammar were previously named as the bookies favourite for the 2013 prize by bookmakers, but their album "If You Wait" was not nominated.

The full list of nominated albums is:

Arctic Monkeys - "AM" David Bowie - "The Next Day" Disclosure - "Settle" Foals - "Holy Fire" James Blake - "Overgrown" Jake Bugg - "Jake Bugg" Jon Hopkins - "Immunity" Laura Marling - "Once I Was an Eagle" Laura Mvula - 'Sing to the Moon" Rudimental - "Home" Savages - "Silence Yourself" Villagers - "{Awayland}"

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    Don't get the hype about Jake Bugg, seen him on tv and he seems like an arrogant dick, he was talking about he's not manufactured and he's a real artist, I looked up his album on wikipedia and he only wrote like 2 songs.
    Long Distance
    I don't think you looked thoroughly. Sitting here with the album and he is credited as songwriter on ALL the tracks.
    I haven't listened to Arctic Monkeys' album (just once, when they streamed it a couple of days ago) but David Bowie's Next Day is solid gold, one of the most enjoyable albums released by Bowie I must say. I hope Bowie gets the award.
    Really the only album on this list I got into this year was Jame Blake's "Overgrown." Still trying to get into the Arctic Monkeys album but nothing is really grabbing me at the moment. I thought Bowie's album was solid too.
    If you like Overgrown you might enjoy the Jon Hopkins album, really nice spread of electronica. He's worked with Brian Eno on a bunch of things.
    Jumping on the old band wagon I know, but it's just typical these so called mainstream 'music' awards conveniently forget rock, metal and punk.
    Jumping on the old band wagon I know, but it's just typical these so called mainstream music awards conveniently forget rock, metal and punk.