and the beat goes on . . .

biblify mercury music prize

On Tuesday 19th July the nominations for what is arguably the most important music award in the UK were announced. This eclectic selection of 12 albums represents the best of the British music scene from the past year. The prize was established in 1992 as an alternative to the more commercial awards and rewards smaller artists as well as mainstream acts.

For history on the award check Wikipedia but to understand why the award is so special read this excellent article from The Guardian by a Mercury judge describing the agony and ecstasy of the nomination process.

Spotify Playlists

As well as a playlist for the 2011 nominations, we have created the Mercury Music Time Machine with playlists and album details for all nominations since the award launched, with Spotify links where available!
Use the scroll bar below to select a year!