August 3, 2014

Mercury Music Prize 2014 - The shortlist you voted for...
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by Tom Goodwyn

hmv London; 03/08/2014

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The Mercury Music Prize nominations are out later today (August 10th), but we've hosted our own poll over the last week, you've voted in your thousands and here are your top 12...

Complete Surrender

Slow Club - Complete Surrender

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The Sheffield duo's third album topped the vote. A perfect fusion of witty folk and brash brass, it'd be a damn shame if this misses out on a nomination. 

So Long, See You Tomorrow

Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow

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The London indie foursome did very well on the vote with their critically acclaimed fourth album. 

The Bones Of What You Believe

Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe

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The Scottish trio continue to set hearts ablaze with their icy electro. 

Jungle

Jungle - Jungle

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The mysterious London duo look dead certs to make today's list. 

Cavalier Youth

You Me At Six - Cavalier Youth

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The Surrey pop-punks are going from strength to strength with their fourth album, to see them grab a nomination today would make a lot of people happy. 

Alarms in the Heart

Dry The River - Alarms In The Heart

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The London folkers have delivered an excellent second album and would be a popular choice for a Mercury nod. 

Lost Forever // Lost Together

Architects - Lost Forever // Lost Together

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The Brighton metallers are on a crest of a wave right now and their music has never sounded more vital. 

LP1

FKA twigs - LP1

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The experimental singer was right up there in our poll and seems a dead cert to get her name on the shortlist today. 

Royal Blood

Royal Blood - Royal Blood

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Everything the powerhouse duo seem to touch turns to gold at the moment...

X

Ed Sheeran - x

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We're pretty sure he doesn't need the £20,000 prize money, but the troubadour's sophomore record remains a real triumph and worthy of a nomination today. 

Wanted On Voyage (Deluxe) (Explicit Content – Parental Advisory)

George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage

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The rising singer-songwriter's star continues to get brighter and brighter...

Post Tropical

James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

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The eccentric singer-songwriter delivered an exceptional new collection and would be a very worthy nomination.