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:
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
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.