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MERCURY PRIZE NOMS ANNOUNCED

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)

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The Lipmans are thankful for their superstars. (11/28a)
THE LENNY BEER
PRE-HOLIDAY ALBUM
There's light at the end of the tunnel. (11/28a)
CHARLES KOPPELMAN, 1940-2022
An entrepreneur who knew everybody and had a good jump shot. (11/28a)
SONG REVENUE: TURKEY TROT
The rich get richer. (11/28a)
GRAMMY SEASON
Artists sound off on the prospect of being nominated
CATALOG ECONOMICS
They're changing the game... for some.
VOTING AGAINST FASCISM
You're helping with the runoff, right?
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
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