Mercury Prize Winners: Every Artist That Has Taken Home The Prestigious Award

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The 2016 Mercury Prize shortlist has been announced, and artists as diverse as grime veteran Kano and experimental sax-and-electronics act Comet Is Coming are in the running. Since it was established in 1992, only one artist has won ‘Album of the Year’ more than once (PJ Harvey in 2001 and 2011). And sometimes the judging panel got the decision very, very wrong. Let’s look back at every Mercury winner, and what NME had to say about their prize-worthy album. Includes: the good, the bad, the average and the irrelevant.

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Image credit: Press