Hear 2012's Mercury Prize Nominees: Jessie Ware, Django Django, 10 More

Jessie Ware holding (gasp!) another British award / Photo by Getty Images
Jessie Ware holding (gasp!) another British award / Photo by Getty Images
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

The shortlist for the 2012 Mercury Prize, which honors one British album each year, has been announced. Nominees for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize include SPIN Essentials honoree Jessie Ware, SPIN's September best new artists pick Django Django, perennially underrated brother act Field Music, and several more. Listen to a track from each:

Play Alt-J, "Breezeblocks" (from An Awesome Wave)

Play Ben Howard, "Old Pine" (from Every Kingdom)

Play Django Django, "Hail Bopp" (from Django Django)

Play Field Music, "(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing" (from Plumb)

Play Jessie Ware, "Sweet Talk" (from Devotion)

Play Lianne La Havas, "Age" (from ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?)

Play Michael Kiwanuka, "Home Again" (from Home Again)

Play The Maccabees, "Pelican" (from Given to the Wild)

Play Plan B, "Ill Manors" (from Ill Manors)

Play Richard Hawley, "Leave Your Body Behind You" (from Standing at the Sky's Edge)

Play Roller Trio, "R-O-R'" (from Roller Trio)

Sam Lee, "The Battle of George Collins" (from Ground of Its Own)

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