12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination

Because Ed Sheeran can’t get all the plaudits.

The nominees for this year's Mercury Prize were announced in London on Thursday morning and it's a solid list. Stormzy is recognized for Gang Signs & Prayer's mix of grime and gospel, while J Hus's name is also on the list for Common Sense. Elsewhere there are nods for great 2017 albums from The xx, Sampha, and Loyle Carner 2017 has gifted us. There's a lot to love, but naturally the judges had to leave plenty of great records off their list of 12. So here are a dozen more British albums you need to hear in alphabetical order.

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1. 67, The Glorious Twelfth
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination 67

The Brixton collective's debut full-length paints a vivid image of life on the roads of south London over Chicago drill-inspired production.

2. Actress, AZD
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination Ninja Tune

Darren Cunningham delivered us another irresistible dose of chrome-plated electronic experimentalism.

3. Giggs, Landlord
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination SN1

Landlord includes the huge "Whippin Excursion," the road rap banger guaranteed to cause chaos at U.K. shows.

4. Ikonika, Distractions
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination Hyperdub

Ikonika's forward-looking mix of R&B synths, clattering grime rhythms, and human voices (like guest Jessy Lanza) is a siren call from the London underground.

5. Kelly Lee Owens, Kelly Lee Owens
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination Smalltown Supersound

Electronic artist Kelly Lee Owens's album is a minimal and ghostly effort that draws up new stories with every listen.

6. Little Simz, Stillness In Wonderland
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination Little Simz

Simz raps fiercely about escapism on a concept album based on Alice in Wonderland.

7. Mura Masa, Mura Masa
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination Universal Music

Mura Masa's debut took SoundCloud producer Alex Crossan from his tiny home island of Guernsey to working with vocalists A$AP Rocky, Charli XCX, and Damon Albarn.

8. Nines, One Foot Out
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination XL Recordings

Nines's hard-edged songs give an uncompromising voice to the gangsters and hustlers that make up his ruthless street life.

9. Rex Orange County, Apricot Princess
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination Rex Orange County

A collection of wide-eyed and romantic songs from the prodigiously talented teen who's all over Tyler, The Creator's Flower Boy.

10. Sacred Paws, Strike A Match
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination Rock Action

Guitarist Rachel Aggs and drummer Eilidh Rogers combine to make joyful art-rock with a heart-swelling sense of melody.

11. Swet Shop Boys, Cashmere
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination Greedhead Music

Actor and musician Riz Ahmed steps behind the mic alongside New Yorker Heems to crack wise about everything from Zayn Malik to discrimination at airports.

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12. Wiley, Godfather
12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination CTA Records

The re-energized MC came through with an album reminding his peers just why he's known as "the Godfather of grime."

12 More British Albums That Deserve A Mercury Prize Nomination