The decision was made during the event last night (20th September) at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, where many of the 12 shortlisted acts performed tracks from their respective albums.
“From an incredibly broad list of remarkable music, Wolf Alice emerged as the overall winner due to their ability to deliver an album that combines the epic and intimate in equal measure,” said the judging panel, which included musicians Lianne La Havas, Jamie Cullum and Marcus Mumford, plus DJs Clara Amfo and MistaJam among others. “It is a journey of a record – with euphoric festival anthems and moments of subtle beauty – it is an album articulated with confidence and adventure. For them, the world awaits!”.
The twelve ‘Albums of the Year’ are:
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
Everything is Recorded - Everything is Recorded
Florence + The Machine - High as Hope
Jorja Smith - Lost & Found
King Krule - The Ooz
Lily Allen - No Shame
Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Who Built the Moon?
Novelist - Novelist Guy
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile
Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life
Watch Wolf Alice’s performance of ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ from last night’s show below.
For more information on this year’s Prize, head to mercuryprize.hyundai.co.uk.
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