Here’s The Full List Of 2015 Mercury Prize Nominees

Aphex Twin receives his first ever nomination for the prestigious prize. Finally!

October 16, 2015

The nominees for this year's Mercury Prize were announced this morning on BBC Radio 6 Music. The prestigious annual award for an album released in the U.K. and Ireland was won last year by experimental Scottish trio Young Fathers; before that, it was James Blake.

This time around, the most notable nomination is legendary Warp producer Aphex Twin, whose sixth album Syro—released in 2014 after a 13 year hiatus—has finally gained him recognition from the Mercury panel. Aphex Twin released his first album in 1992, the same year the Mercury Prize launched; but Syro becomes the first of his records to be nominated.


Also hoping to win the prize this year are Jamie xx and Florence + The Machine. See the full list below, and read Jamie xx's thoughts on why dance music is so important.

Mercury Prize 2015 nominees:

Aphex Twin – Syro
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
C Duncan – Architect
Eska – Eska
Florence + the Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
Benjamin Clementine – At Least For Now
Jamie xx – In Colour
SOAK – Before We Forgot How To Dream
Gaz Coombes – Matador
Slaves – Are You Satisfied

Here’s The Full List Of 2015 Mercury Prize Nominees