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

Jessie Ware holding (gasp!) another British award / Photo by Getty Images

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:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/rVeMiVU77wo?feature=player_detailpage
Alt-J, “Breezeblocks” (from An Awesome Wave)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/x8ccDb6n5Wg?feature=player_detailpage
Ben Howard, “Old Pine” (from Every Kingdom)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/JQGTORbJgB4?feature=player_embedded
Django Django, “Hail Bopp” (from Django Django)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/2cKvLO1PFf8?feature=player_detailpage
Field Music, “(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing” (from Plumb)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/lA5yP9jM5DE?feature=player_embedded
Jessie Ware, “Sweet Talk” (from Devotion)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/L9Pe-Isz-vg?feature=player_embedded
Lianne La Havas, “Age” (from ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kJ4s3G7hgR4?feature=player_detailpage
Michael Kiwanuka, “Home Again” (from Home Again)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Rcp8SE_FxBg?feature=player_detailpageThe Maccabees, “Pelican” (from Given to the Wild)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/s8GvLKTsTuI?feature=player_detailpage
Plan B, “Ill Manors” (from Ill Manors)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_Oh_r-n94uY?feature=player_detailpage
Richard Hawley, “Leave Your Body Behind You” (from Standing at the Sky’s Edge)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Z6vTVASbD4?feature=player_detailpage
Roller Trio, “R-O-R'” (from Roller Trio)


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

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