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Today’s final nominees for the 2015 Mercury Prize were announced. The award is given to the best album in the Untied Kingdom and Ireland. The final nominations include Aphex Twin’s Syro, Florence and the Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Jamie xx’s In Colour, and Wolf Alice’s My Love Is Cool.
The first Mercury Prize was awarded in 1992 and awarded to Primal Scream for their album Screamadelica. The Prize is open to all genres of music; the genres vary year to year.
On August 21, 2015, Aphex Twin, AFX, flooded music channels with a new album, Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-08 released through Warp Records.
Along with the creation of In Colour this summer, Jamie xx recently released a new music video for his the single “I Know There’s Gonne Be (Good Times)“.
The winner of the Mercury Prize will be announced on November 20, 2015.
Here’s the full list of nominees:
Aphex Twin – Syro
Benjamin Clementine – At Least for Now
C Duncan – Architect
ESKA – ESKA
Florence and the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Gaz Coombes – Matador
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
Jamie xx – In Colour
Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
Slaves – Are You Satisfied?
SOAK – Before We Forgot How to Dream
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
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