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Mercury Prize Announces 2014 Shortlist Filled With Newcomers & Surprises

LONDON (Hypebot) The Mercury Prize, the annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom or Ireland has announced its 2014 shortlist. Along with a few expected names, the list is dominated by newcomers including at least 3 jazz artists and for the first time ever spoken word poet Kate Tempest.

Mercury Prize 2014 Nominees:

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

East India Youth – Total Strife Forever

FKA twigs – LP1

GoGo–Penguin – v2.0

Jungle – Jungle

Kate Tempest – Everybody Down

Nick Mulvey – First Mind

Polar Bear – In Each and Every One

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Young Fathers – Dead