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Mercury Prize

Also known as in previous years as The Mercury/Technics Prize, The Mercury/Nationwide Prize And For 2009 The Barclaycard/Mercury Prize!

All the nominees and winners of the prize since 1992. The prize represents the best in British music and nominees are from all musical genres (pop, rock, dance, folk, jazz and contemporary & classical.

NOTE = * winner

1992

Primal Scream

• Jah Wobble - Rising above bedlam
• U2 - Achtung baby
• St Etienne - Foxbase alpha
• John Taverner & Stone Isserlis - Protecting veil
*Primal Scream - Screamadelica
• Bheki Mseleku - Celebration
• Jesus & The Mary Chain - Honey's head
• Simply Red - Stars
• Barry Adamson - Soul murder
• The Young Disciples - Road to freedom


1993

• New Order - Republic
• Apache Indian - No reservation
• Sting - Ten summoner's tales
*Suede - Suede
• Stan Tracey OBE - Portraits plus
• Dina Carrol - So close
• Gavin Bryars - Jesus' blood never failed me
• The Auters - New wave
• PJ Harvey - Rid of me
• Stereo MC's - Connected


1994

• Blur - Parklife
• Shara Nelson - What silence knows
• Therapy? - Troublegum
• Paul Weller - Wild wood
• Micheal Nyman - Piance concerto
• Prodigy - Music for the jilted generation
• Take that - Everything changes
• Pulp - His 'N' hers
• Ian McNabb - Head like a rock
*M People - Elegant slumming


1995

Portishead

• Oasis - Definitely maybe
• James MacMillan - Seven last words from the cross
• Leffield - Leftism
• Elastica - Elastica
• Tricky - Maxinquaye
• Van Morrison - Days like this
• PJ Harvey - To bring you my love
*Portishead - Dummy
• Guy Barker - Into the blue
• Supergrass - I should coco



1996

• Black Grape - It's great when your straight...yeah!
• Courtney Pine - Modern day jazz stories
• Manic Street Preachers - Everything must go
• Mark Morrison - Return of the mack
• Norma Waterson - Norma Waterson
• Oasis - (What's the story?) Morning glory
• Peter Maxwell Davies - The beltrane fire
*Pulp - Different class
• Underwolrd - Second toughest on the infants
• Artists for the war child - Help!



1997

Roni Size

• Prodigy - The fat of the land
• Spice Girls - Spice
• Beth Orton - Trailer park
*Roni Size/Reprazent - New forms
• Mark-Anthony Turnage - Your roackaby
• John Taverner - Svyati
• Suede - Coming up
• Primal Scream - Vanishing point
• Chemical Brothers - Dig your own hole
• Radiohead - OK computer



1998

Gomez

• Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's revenge
• The Verve - Urban hymns
• Cornershop - When I was born for the 7th time
• 4-Hero - 2 pages
• John Surman - Proverbs and songs
• Robbie Williams - Life through a lens
• Eliza Carthy - Red rice
• Catatonia - International velvet
• Massive Attack - Mezzanine
*Gomez - Bring it on
• Pulp - This is hardcore
• Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll


1999

• Beth Orton - Central reservation
*Talvin Singh - OK
• Blur - 13
• Faithless - Sunday 8pm
• Sterophonics - Performance and cocktails
• Manic Street Preachers - This is my truth, tell me yours
• Kate Rusby - Sleepless
• Black Star Liner - Bengali bantam youth experience
• Chemical Brothers - Surrender
• Denny Baptiste - Be where you are
• Underworld - Beacoup fish
• Thomas Apes - Asyla



2000

Badly Drawn Boy

• Coldplay - Parachutes
• MJ Cole - Sincere
• Leftfield - Rhythym & stealth
• Nicholas Maw - Violin concerto
• The Delgados - The great eastern
• Nitin Sawney - Beyond skin
• Kathryn Williams - Little black numbers
*Badly Drawn Boy - The hour of bewilderbeast
• Doves - Lost souls
• Richard Ashcroft - Alone with everybody
• Helicopter Girl - How to steal the world
• Death in Vegas - The Contino Sessions



2001

PJ Harvey

• Elbow - Asleep at the back
• Super furry animals - Rings around the world
• Turin Breaks - The Optimist LP
• Basement Jaxx - Rooty
• Radiohead - Amnesiac
• Zero 7 - Simple Things
• Ed Hardcourt - Here be monsters
• Gorillaz - Gorillaz*
• Tom McCrae - Tom McRae
*P.J. Harvey - Stories from the city, stories from the sea
• Goldfrapp - Felt mountain
• Susheela Raman - Sault Rain

*The Gorillaz album was withdrawn from the shortlist at the request of the band.



2002

• Doves - The last broadcast
• The Streets - Original pirate material
*Ms Dynamite - A little deeper
• David Bowie - Heathen
• Beverley Night - Who am I
• Roots Manuva - Run come save me
• The Coral - The Coral
• Electric soft parade - Holes in the wall
• Gemma Hayes - Night on my side
• Johanna MacGregor - Play
• Guy Backer - Soundtrack
• The Bees - Sunshine hit me



2003

• Radiohead - hail to the thief
*Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da corner
• The Thrills - So much for the city
• Soweto Kinch - Conversations with the Unseen
• Flowetey - Floetic
• The Darkness - Permission to land
• Coldplay - A rush of blood to the head
• Martina Toply-Bird - Quixotic
• Eliza Carthy - Anglicana
• Athlete - Vehicles & animals
• Teri Walker - Untitled
• Lemon Jelly - Lost horizons



2004

Franz Ferdinand

• Amy Winehouse - Frank
• Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash
• Belle & Sebastain - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
*Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
• Jamelia - Thank You
• Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions
• Keane - Hopes & Fears
• Robert Wyatt - Cuckooland
• Snow Patrol - Final Straw
• The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For A Fiver
• TY - Upwards
• The Zutons - Who Killed ... The Zutons



2005

• Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
• Coldplay - X & Y
• Block Party - Silent Alarm
• The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
• M.I.A. - Arular
• Polar Bear - Held On The Tips Of Fingers
• Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
• KT Tunstall - Eye Of The Telescope
• Seth Lakeman - Kitty Jay
• The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
• Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV
*Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now



2006

Arctic Monkeys

• Guillemots - Through The Windowpane
• Hot Chip - The Warning
• Zoe Rahman - Melting Pot
• Sway - This Is My Demo
• Editors - The Back Room
• IsobelCampbell & Mark Lenegan - Ballad Of The Broken Seas
• Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
• Lou Rhodes - Beloved One
*Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say, That's What I'm Not
• Thom Yorke - The Eraser
• Scritti Politi - White Bread Black Beer
• Richard Hawley - Coles Corner



2007

Klaxons


*Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
• The View - Hats Off To The Buskers
• Jamie T - Panic Prevention
• Basquiat Strings - Basquiat Strings With Seb Rochford
• Arctic Monkeys - favourite Worst Nightmare
• New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
• Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
• Maps - We Can Create
• Dizzee Rascal - Maths & English
• Bat For Lashes - Fur For Gold
• Fionn Regan - The End Of History
• The Young Knives - Voices Of Animals & Men



2008

Elbow

• Adele - 19
• British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
• Burial - Untrue
*Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
• Estelle - Shine
• Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
• Neon Neon - Stainless Style
• Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep in the North Sea
• Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - The Bairns
• Radiohead - In Rainbows
• Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
• The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement



2009

• The Invisible - The Invisible
• Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Twice Born Man
*Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy
• The Horrors - Primary Colours
• Lisa Hannigan - Sea Saw
• Led Bib - Sensible Shoes
• Glasvegas - Glasvegas
• La Roux - La Roux
• Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
• Florence & The Machine
• Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
• Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires



2010

The XX


• Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
*The XX – XX
• Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation
• Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
• Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
• Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek
• I Am Kloot - Sky At Night
• Kit Downes Trio – Golden
• Foals - Total Life Forever
• Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
• Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
• Villagers - Becoming A Jackal


2011

PJ Harvey

• Adele - 21
• Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
• Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys!
• Everything Everything - Man Alive
• Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
• Gwilyn Simock - Good Days at Schloss Elmau
• James Blake - James Blake
• Katy B - On A Mission
• King Creosote and Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
• Metronomy - The English Riviera
*PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
• Tinie Tempah - Disc-overy

 

2012

Alt J

*Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
• Richard Hawley – Standing On The Skys Edge
• Plan B - Ill Manors
• Sam Lee – Ground Of Its Own
• Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?
• Django Django – Django Django
• The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
• Ben Howard – Every Kingdom
• Jessie Ware – Devotion
• Roller Trio – Roller Trio
• Field Music – Plum
• Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

2013

 


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