It’s that time again, for our annual alternative to the Mercury Music Prize, to highlight some really special records that we love, and to have a public vote to see which one you love the most.
As per previous years, we’ve used the same eligibility (albums by UK & Ireland acts released in the July-July time period) and haven’t included anyone who’s up for the Mercury Prize.
One vote each. Hopefully you’ll find a record you’ve not heard before that you go on to adore (that’s the real point of this)
- Actress – ADZ
- Blanck Mass – World Eater
- Clark – Deathpeak
- Forest Swords – Compassion
- Honeyblood – Babes Never Die
- IDLES – Brutalist
- Jane Weaver – Modern Cosmology
- Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens
- Laura Marling – Semper Feminina
- Laurel Halo – Dust
- Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man
- Meursalt – I Will Kill Again
- Mura Masa – Mura Masa
- Ride – 4 Weather Diaries
- Rose Elinor Dougall – Stellular
- Sacred Paws – Strike A Match
- Sleaford Mods – English Tapas
- Slowdive – Slowdive
- The Moonlandingz – Interplanetary Class Classics
- Wiley - Godfather
Voting closes at midday on Wednesday.
Idles album is called ‘Brutalism’
Sorry for being pedantic
provisionally voting Sleaford Mods but still need to check out the Moonlandingz and might try one or two others on the list that i haven’t heard
Balls! I knew I’d make one mistake (that may even have been autocorrect). Annoyingly I can’t edit a poll once it’s had votes…
Literally not listened to a single one of these
What an absolute shitshow.
Enjoy! We’ll make a Spotify playlist later.
think i’ve heard five. quite like Meursault but i can’t remember what the new one was like.
I think I’ve only listened to Blanck Mass
Great list - Richard Dawson, Physics House Band and Lord of the Isles also deserve a shoutout.
Desperate Journalist sadly not on the list.
I’ve spelt Meursault wrong too
You’ve also got Ride’s album name wrong
The typos are as much my fault as Seans - typing and research was done while stuck in an airport waiting for a flight and under the influence of a very heavy cold. So, apologies.
I think the idles album is called shit songs, shit lyrics
Laurel Halo for me. Woozy sunny day moozic. Nice.
It’s an amazing album, and my favourite on this list too, but isn’t she American?