The Mercury Prize shortlist for 2012 was announced today and while it is noticeably weak this year, one of the year’s best – Django Django was recognized amongst the drivel.
The 2012 Mercury Prize shortlist contenders are:
Jessie Ware: Devotion
Django Django: Django Django
The Maccabees: Given to the Wild
Roller Trio: Roller Trio
Richard Hawley: Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Field Music: Plumb
Michael Kiwanuka: Home Again
Ben Howard: Every Kingdom
Plan B: Ill Manners
Alt-J: An Awesome Wave
Lianne La Havas: Is Your Love Big Enough
Sam Lee: Ground of Its Own
The winner will be announced on November 1st.