Each day until the winner is announced on Wednesday 29th, we will be focussing your attention on one of this year's 12 nominees. There will be extended reviews, mixtapes, gear guides, in-depth interviews and a host of other Mercury prize related stuff. We also have a special competition planned, but before we start barking about the brilliance of fka Twigs (pictured), finding out more about all the weird and wonderful contraptions that Polar Bear used to make their record, discovering which era-redefining acts inspire Young Fathers or interrogating East India Youth over a warm ale, we've compiled a playlist on YouTube, RDIO and Spotify of this year's nominees so that you can flick through their best tracks and (re)acquaint yourself with each of them.
Our editor has compiled his favourite track from each of this year's Mercury nominees, on this playlist. If you love anything you hear, all of the albums nominated are further down on this playlist.
Competition & Digital Magazine
We have a special competition coming up to coincide with this year's Mercury Music Prize and for a chance to win (prizes will be revealed soon) all you need to do is join up to our mailing list. All subscribers will also get a special digital magazine, compiling all of our Mercury Prize editorial (you can also bookmark this page drownedinsound.com/lists/mercury2014-godeeper.
Further Mercury Related Reading
1) Vice: Exploring the Myths of the Mercury Prize
2) Drowned in Sound's Alt-Mercury 2014: The Neptune Nominees
3) Join the discussion on our forums about the 2014 Mercury nominees
4) GoDeeper: Mercury Prize 2014 editorial mini-site.
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