The nominees for the 2017 Mercury Prize have officially been unveiled. The annual award is given to the year’s best British album, and is decided on by key figures in the industry. This year’s crop includes previous winners such as The xx and Alt-J in addition to Highsnobiety Music favorites like Stormzy, Sampha and J Hus. See the full list below.
2017 Mercury Prize
Alt-J – Relaxer
Blossoms – Blossoms
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Ed Sheeran – ÷
Glass Animals – How To Be a Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
Sampha – Process
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
The Big Moon – Love in the 4th Dimension
The xx – I See You
Last year’s winner of the award was Skepta for his excellent album Konnichiwa, one of our own picks for the best of 2016. Revisit his video for “Man” below.
In related music news, the nominations for this year’s MTV VMAs were unveiled yesterday. See the full list right here.
- Cover Image: Instagram / @stormzyofficial