Ah the annual parlour game that is the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize Albums of the Year nominations. Jazz acts to make the list this year are Nubya Garcia for Source and Floating Points for Promises.
The awards show is on 9 September at Eventim Apollo. Last year's jazz act to make the list was Moses Boyd. The shortlist of 12 ‘Albums of the Year’ is chosen by an independent judging panel, including jazz celebrity Jamie Cullum. Albums by UK and Irish artists with a UK release date between 18 July 2020 and 16 July 2021 are eligible for the 2021 Prize.
Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams
BERWYN – DEMOTAPE/VEGA
Black Country, New Road – For the First Time
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – Promises
Ghetts – Conflict Of Interest
Hannah Peel – Fir Wave
Laura Mvula – Pink Noise
Mogwai – As the Love Continues
Nubya Garcia – SOURCE
SAULT – Untitled (Rise)
Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend
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