Share

Mercury Prize 2016: David Bowie gets post-mortem nomination

Skepta, David Bowie and KanoImage copyright
EPA / GETTY / BBC

Image caption

Skepta, David Bowie and Kano are all adult for a £25,000 Mercury Prize

David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, has been shortlisted for a 25th annual Mercury Prize.

It faces foe from dual soil albums – Kano’s Made In The Manor and Skepta’s Konnichiwa.

The records, that residence all from military nuisance to damaged families, both simulate an rising majority in a genre.

Radiohead accept a record fifth assignment for their stirring, romantic manuscript A Moon Shaped Pool.

The band, who are now on debate in a US, have nonetheless to win a manuscript of a year award.

Other artists nominated for a £25,000 esteem embody Laura Mvula, The 1975 and Michael Kiwanuka.

The full list of nominees is:

  • Anohni – Hopelessness
  • Bat For Lashes – The Bride
  • David Bowie – Blackstar
  • Jamie Woon – Making Time
  • Kano – Made In The Manor
  • Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Love and Hate
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Savages – Adore Life
  • Skepta – Konnichiwa
  • The 1975 – we Like It When You Sleep…
  • The Comet Is Coming – Channel The Spirits

Read some-more about a nominees

Media captionMercury Prize 2016: Watch a nominees

Blackstar, that contains a line: “Look adult here, I’m in heaven,” on a lane Lazarus, has been called Bowie’s “parting gift”.

Released usually dual days before his genocide from cancer, it went to series one on both sides of a Atlantic.

There is also a assignment for former Mercury Prize-winner Antony and a Johnsons, who now goes underneath a name Anohni.

Her album, Hopelessness, is a lacerating demeanour during a complicated universe that rages opposite President Obama, worker crusade and ecological disaster.

Image copyright
Getty Images

Image caption

Anohni, Radiohead and Laura Mvula have all been nominated for a esteem before

The shortlist was comparison by a row of judges that includes former leader Jarvis Cocker, Radio 1’s Annie Mac, cocktail writer Naughty Boy and thespian Jessie Ware.

Notable omissions embody Adele’s 25 and Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams, that were a dual biggest-selling albums expelled during a eligibility period: 26 Sep 2015 to 29 Jul 2016.

PJ Harvey, a usually artist to win a esteem twice, also misses out on a assignment for her latest album, The Hope Six Demolition Project.

The shortlist will be whittled down to 6 albums on a night of a awards, with one of those finalists comparison by a open vote.

Presented by Lauren Laverne, a rite will be promote live on BBC Four and 6 Music on 15 September.

After final year’s low-key event, a endowment will be handed out during a celebration unison in London’s Eventim Apollo, after Hyundai stepped in as a title sponsor.

Analysis by Mark Savage, BBC Music reporter

After a row over diversity during this year’s Brits, a Mercury list does a best to calibrate a balance, with an all-female stone band, dual soil MCs, a song idol and a transgender flame singer.

Many of a nominated albums are unswervingly political. Anohni accuses President Obama of “executing though trial”, while Skepta delivers a absolute summary to a establishment: “We don’t listen to no politician”.

All of a annals feel critical and innovative – nonetheless it’s a many blurb list in years, with all though one of a nominees carrying entered a UK manuscript chart, 4 of them during series one.

That’s interjection to a new row of judges that puts an importance on musicians – including Jarvis Cocker and Naughty Boy – over stone critics and attention “suits”.

They’ve even taken a dauntless preference to replace Adele’s all-conquering 25. Not that she’ll mind: The £25,000 esteem is usually usually adequate to buy one of her unison tickets on a delegate market.

Follow us on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, on Instagram during bbcnewsents, or email

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36962513