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Published on September 11th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Here’s the Short List for the 2014 Mercury Prize

If it’s almost time for the Polaris Music Prize here in Canada, then Britain’s Mercury Prize can’t be far off. Here’s the short list for this year’s competition complete with bookie’s odds.  If they’re to be believed, then this could be the most unpredictable Mercury yet.

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots (4/1)
Royal Blood – Royal Blood (4/1)
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow (6/1)
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down (6/1)
FKA twigs – LP1 (7/1)
Nick Mulvey – First Mind (7/1)
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever (8/1)
Jungle – Jungle (8/1)
Young Fathers – Dead (8/1)
Anna Calvi – One Breath (10/1)
GoGo Penguin – v2.0 (10/1)
Polar Bear – In Each And Every One (10/1)

The winner will be announced at a gala in London on October.  More info here.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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