With the VMAs, BRITs, NME Awards and now the YouTube Music Awards, the rock and roll trophy season has never been so busy. But one accolade stands above them all in terms of critical acclaim – the Mercury Music Prize. Previous winners of the illustrious award include Pulp, The xx, PJ Harvey and The Arctic Monkeys, with this years shortlist being equally impressive. We’ve picked some of our favourites from the list for this weeks Phones 4u Playlist.
Rudimental – Waiting All Night: Stef Keeling, Online Content Writer
James Blake – Retrograde: Dan Nixon, Content Manager
Savages – Shut Up: Mel Dixon, Social Media Manager
Laura Marling – The Devil’s Resting Place: Dan Grose, Online Content Writer
Foals – Inhaler: Sarah Hazelwood, Online Content Writer
Arctic Monkeys – Knee Socks: Ross Campbell, Online Content Writer
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal: Chris Helsby, Senior Content Writer
Disclosure – Help Me Lose My Mind ft. London Grammar: Francesca Dunne, Social Media Executive
Which artist would you like to see collect the prize? Let us know in the comments below or let us know via Facebook or Twitter.