Spotify playlist: Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2013

Spotify playlist: Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2013

Albums of the Year nominations include Disclosure, David Bowie, Laura Marling and Savages

The nominations 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year were revealed yesterday.

TV presenter and BBC Radio DJ Lauren Laverne announced the 12 shortlisted albums, which includes debuts from rising star Jake Bugg, electro brothers Disclosure, sultry songstress Laura Mvula and all-female rockers Savages.

It also features releases from more established acts, such as David Bowie, Foals and Arctic Monkeys.

With new album AM, this will be Arctic Monkeys’ third Mercury Prize nomination and frontman Alex Turner’s fourth – his side project with Miles Kane, The Last Shadow Puppets were nominated for The Age of the Understatement in 2008, pipped to the post by Elbow’s The Seldom Seen Kid.

Early favourite is electro siblings Disclosure and their debut effort Settle, which went straight to Number 1 in the UK Albums Chart back in June.

With 3/1 odds, theirs is the most hotly-tipped album to win, with Foals’ fourth album Holy Fire just slightly behind at 4/1 and David Bowie’s comeback record The Next Day at 9/2.

A total of 220 albums were entered into the competition in a bid to win the coveted £20,000 prize.

The winner of the Mercury Prize Album of the Year 2013 will be announced on Wednesday 30 October at an awards ceremony held at The Roundhouse in London. Tickets will be available through competitions and a special ballot system.

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize - Albums of the Year 2013

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

See our Spotify playlist of all 12 nominated albums for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013.

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