Am I going crazy, or is the shortlist for the Mercury Prize a lot less imaginative than usual this year? Here it is:
- Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
- Everything Everything – A Fever Dream
- Everything is Recorded – Everything is Recorded
- Florence + The Machine – High as Hope
- Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
- King Krule – The Ooz
- Lily Allen – No Shame
- Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
- Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?
- Novelist – Novelist Guy
- Sons of Kemet – Your Queen is a Reptile
- Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life
The awards will be on 20th September in Hammersmith, and there’s more here.