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Brits continues to have superior music taste, Mercury Prize nominees are the proof

Skepta, Radiohead and David Bowie scored honors.

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There's clear differences between the States and the UK, the obvious being the pronunciation of words, i.e. schedule and she-shoo-al. There's also a different appreciation for pop culture. Whereas the U.S. is more apt to divide across genres, the Brits are more like: this is good and this is bad.

With that said, the annual Mercury Prize Albums of the Year nominations were announced on Thursday (August 4th), with David Bowie earning a posthumous nod for Blackstar.

Drake friend, Skepta, also was nominated for his recent release, Konnichiwa, and Radiohead scored an honor for their A Moon Shaped Pool LP.

Voting is open now (U.K. residents only) and the finalists and winner will be revealed Thursday September 15, at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.

Check out the full list of nominees:

Anohni, Hopelessness

Bat For Lashes, The Bride

David Bowie, Blackstar

Jamie Woon, Making Time

Kano, Made in the Manor

Laura Mvula, The Dreaming Room

Michael Kiwanuka, Love & Hate

Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool

Savages, Adore Life

Skepta, Konnichiwa

The 1975, I Like It When You sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

The Comet Is Coming, Channel The Spirits

David Bowie passed away earlier this year and REVOLT paid tribute to the musical icon, watch below.

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