We have a special a competition for you to win all of the shortlisted album, plus DiS chats to two Mercury Prize judges in episode five of our podcast.
This Friday will see one of the biggest nights in UK and Irish music returns to the BBC. The Mercury Prize 2015 has some incredible shortlisted albums and the overall winner of the 2015 Mercury Prize in association with BBC Music will be announced on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music on Friday 20 November. The BBC Four coverage begins at 9.30pm.
Ahead of the awards, DiS' podcast had a 45 minute chat with two of the Mercury judges. Radio X's John Kennedy and Arts editor of the New Statesman Kate Mossman (who you may also recognise from her recent shows on BBC Four) joined myself and Drowned in Sound Review Show co-host Danielle Perry for a chat about the judging process, the shortlisted albums and we posed the question: what makes a truly great album? If you're not already subscribed to our podcast, you'll find all of the relevant links to do here.
Tweet to Win
To be in with a chance of winning all 12 of the shortlisted albums, simply bash this Twitter button and fill in the blank with who you think will/should/might/could win this year's Mercury Prize:
The Rules: You can enter once per day. The winner will be picked by our editor from the correct guesses at 11pm on Friday 20th November. The winner will be contacted by direct message on Twitter, so please ensure you're following @drownedinsound.
The 2015 Shortlist
Here's a quick reminder of who's nominated for the Mercury Prize 2015, and if you click them you'll be whizzed off to our review (where available).
Jamie XX – In Colour
Benjamin Clementine – At Least For Now
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Eska – Eska
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
SOAK – Before We Forgot How To Dream
Slaves – Are You Satisfied
Roisin Murphy – Hairless Toys
Aphex Twin – Syro
Gaz Coombes – Matador
C Duncan – Architect
Florence & the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful