Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mercury Prize for Album of the Year

First posted 12/30/2020.

Mercury Prize:

Album of the Year

This annual award is presented to the best album released in the United Kingdom by a British or Irish act. It was created in 1992 by Jon Webster in association with the British Phonographic Industry and British Assocation of Record Dealers as an alternative to the Brit Awards.

The 2020 award was announced on September 24, 2020.

Check out other album of the year awards here.

  • 2020: Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka

  • 2019: Dave Psychodrama
  • 2018: Alice Wolf Visions of a Life
  • 2017: Sampha Process
  • 2016: Skepta Konnichiwa
  • 2015: Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now
  • 2014: Young Fathers Dead
  • 2013: James Blake Overgrown
  • 2012: Alt-J An Awesome Wave
  • 2011: PJ Harvey Let England Shake
  • 2010: The XX XX

  • 2009: Speech Debelle Speech Therapy
  • 2008: Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid
  • 2007: Klaxons Myths of the Near Future
  • 2006: Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
  • 2005: Antony & the Johnsons I Am a Bird Now
  • 2004: Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
  • 2003: Dizzee Rascal Boy in Da Corner
  • 2002: Ms. Dynamite A Little Deeper
  • 2001: PJ Harvey Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
  • 2000: Badly Drawn Boy The Hour of the Bewilderbeast

  • 1999: Talvin Singh OK
  • 1998: Gomez Bring It On
  • 1997: Roni Size/Reprazent New Forms
  • 1996: Pulp Different Class
  • 1995: Portishead Dummy
  • 1994: M People Elegant Slumming
  • 1993: Suede (aka “London Suede”) Suede (charted 3/29/93)
  • 1992: Primal Scream Screamadelica


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