Mercury Prize nominations

Mercury shortlist includes PJ Harvey, James Blake, Elbow, Adele, Ghostpoet and few surprises.


Words by: Charlie Jones

The Mercury Music Prize is a big-deal alternative music award given to the best British album of the year that British people care about but often say they don’t care about.

2011’s nominated albums are:

  • Anna Calvi ‘Anna Calvi’
  • Elbow ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’
  • James Blake ‘James Blake’
  • Katy B ‘On A Mission’
  • Metronomy ‘English Riviera’
  • PJ Harvey ‘Let England Shake’
  • Gwilym Simcock ‘Good Days At Schloss Ellmau’
  • Ghostpoet ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’
  • Tinie Tempah ‘Disc-Overy’
  • Everything Everything ‘Man Alive’
  • King Cresote & Jon Hopkins ‘Diamond Mine’
  • Adele ‘21’

It’s a fairly safe list. The winner will be announced in September, and will probably be PJ Harvey.