The Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Albums of the Year celebrates and promotes the best of UK music. The shortlist provides a snapshot of the year in music, recognising artistic achievement across a range of genres, with quite a few Absolute Radio favourites appearing!

Albums of the Year 2013 - Nominees

  • AM - Arctic Monkeys
  • The Next Day - David Bowie
  • Settle - Disclosure
  • Holy Fire - Foals
  • Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
  • Overgrown - James Blake
  • Immunity - Jon Hopkins
  • Once I Was An Eagle - Laura Marling
  • Sing to the Moon - Laura Mvula
  • Home - Rudimental
  • Silence Yourself - Savages
  • Awayland - Villagers

The overall winner of the 2013 Prize will be announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show at the Roundhouse on Wednesday 30 October 2013.

Album of the Year 2012

The winner of the 2012 award was An Awesome Wave - Alt-J (∆)

Alt-J make music that tantalises and delights. Unexpected shards of sound, mesmerising layers of rhythm - irresistible!

Interviews from the 2012 awards ceremony

Interviewalt-J: Interview
Video interview: Indie rock band Alt-J have picked up the prestigious Mercury Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave, at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London. They beat the likes of Richard Hawley, Plan B...

Interviewalt-J: Interview
Video interview: Favourites Alt-J talk to our reporter Tania Snuggs about how it feels to win the prestigious Mercury Prize with their debut album 'An Awesome Wave,' and what's next for the quartet from Leeds.

InterviewPlan B: Interview
Video interview: Plan B talks to us at the Mercury Prize award ceremony at the Roundhouse in Camden, where he was nominated for his hard-hitting hip-hop record Ill Manors, which tells of life on the streets of...

Interviewalt-J: Interview
Video interview: Alt-J talk to Absolute Radio's Pete Donaldson just before they won the prestigious Mercury Prize with their debut album 'An Awesome Wave,' at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London.

InterviewRichard Hawley: Interview
Video interview: Richard Hawley chats with Pete Donaldson at the Mercury Prize award ceremony at the Camden's Roundhouse in London. Nominee Richard lost out on the big prize to Alt-J

InterviewBen Howard: Interview
Video interview: Pete Donaldson talks to Ben Howard on the red carpet at the Mercury Prize 2012, as his top ten hit 'Every Kingdom,' was nominated for the best album award.

InterviewThe Maccabees: Interview
Video interview: The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks talks to Pete Donaldson on the red carpet at the Mercury Prize award ceremony in north London, as his band were nominated for album of the year for 'Given to the Wild.'

InterviewJessie Ware: Interview
Video interview: Jessie Ware talks to Pete Donaldson on the red carpet at the Mercury Prize award ceremony in north London after her album 'Devotion'was nominated for record of the year.


Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year

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