The shortlist for the 2023 Mercury Prize, which honours the best British and Irish albums of the year, has been announced. Arctic Monkeys have earned their fifth nomination with The Car, tying Radiohead for most Mercury Prize nominations. Jockstrap, Jessie Ware, J Hus, Shygirl, Fred Again.., and Loyle Carner are also among this year’s nominees. Check out the full shortlist below.
The 2023 Mercury Prize will be handed out at a ceremony at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on September 7. This year’s judges are Anna Calvi, Jamz Supernova, Jamie Cullum, Hannah Peel, Kerrang! creative director Phil Alexander, broadcasters Sian Eleri, Danielle Perry, and Mistajam, journalists Will Hodgkinson and Tshepo Mokoena, BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 head of music Jeff Smith, and music programming consultant Lea Stonhill.
Last year, Little Simz won the Mercury Prize for Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.
Arctic Monkeys – The Car
Ezra Collective – Where I’m Meant To Be
Fred Again – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)
J Hus – Beautiful And Brutal Yard
Jessie Ware – That! Feels Good!
Jockstrap – I Love You Jennifer B
Lankum – False Lankum
Loyle Carner – Hugo
Olivia Dean – Messy
Raye – My 21st Century Blues
Shygirl – Nymph
Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy