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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
Blighty Beat
MERCURY PRIZE NOMS ARE IN
7/25/19

The 2019 Mercury Music Prize nominations are in, with politically charged albums by DaveIDLESslowthaiThe 1975 and Anna Calvi recognized in the critics’ shortlist of 12. A winner will be announced during a ceremony in London on 9/19.

While the list is majority independent, Universal has one nod with Polydor/Dirty Hit’s  The 1975 and the first part of their latest album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The label also has two distributed acts through Island in Dave with his debut, Psychodrama (NBR), and the debut from Method’s. slowthai, Nothing Great About Britain.

Foals represents Warner with  the first of their two-part fifth studio album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 (Warner Records). Sony has RCA artist Nao and her second album, Saturn. There’s two nods for indie label Partisan with the celebrated debut from IDLES, Joy as an Act of Resistance, and Irish rock band Fontaines D.C. with Dogrel

2019 Mercury Music Prize nominees 

Dave Psychodrama (NBR)

Anna Calvi Hunter (Domino)

Black Midi Schlagenheim (Rough Trade)

Cate Le Bon Reward (Kemado Records)

Foals Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 (Warner Records)

Fontaines D.C. Dogrel (Partisan)

IDLES Joy as an Act of Resistance (Partisan)

Little Simz Grey Area (Age 101/AWAL)

NAO Saturn (RCA)

SEED Ensemble Driftglass (Jazz re:freshed)

slowthai Nothing Great About Britain (Method)

The 1975 A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships (Dirty Hit/Polydor)