2014 Mercury Prize Nominees Announced

Check out the 12 albums shortlisted for this year's Mercury Prize

If you’re not familiar with the Mercury Prize, it’s essentially the UK’s version of Canada’s Polaris Music Prize. The Mercury Prize celebrates and recognizes the most amazing records to come from the UK each year. Previous winners include Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, The xx, James Blake, alt-J and many more.

Today they announced the 2014 shortlist. Check out the 12 albums in the running for this year’s Mercury Prize below:

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

Anna Calvi – One Breath

East India Youth – Total Strife Forever

FKA twigs – LP1

GoGo Penguin – v2.0

Jungle – Jungle

Nick Mulvey – First Mind

Polar Bear – Each and Every One

Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Kate Tempest – Everybody Down

Young Fathers – Dead

The winner will receive £20,000 and hefty bragging rights (if they so choose).

Who do you think deserves to win? Let us know in the comments.