Mercury Prize 2015: The Albums NME Readers Are Gutted Didn’t Make The Shortlist

Another year, another Mercury Prize list. The only bands on this year’s – which you can see in full below – are Wolf Alice, Slaves, and Florence + The Machine. That’s three times as many solo artists as bands, which is something NME readers were truly gutted about when we asked for their reactions to the list. The likes of Drenge, Gengahr, Peace, Blur, Everything Everything and The Maccabees are sorely missed. There are only 12 spaces available – here are some of the albums from the past 12 months that you think deserved to make the final cut.

…and here’s the 2015 Mercury Prize shortlist in full:
Aphex Twin – ‘Syro’
Benjamin Clementine – ‘At Least for Now’
C Duncan – ‘Architect’
Eska – ‘Eska’
Florence + the Machine – ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’
Gaz Coombes – ‘Matador’
Ghostpoet – ‘Shedding Skin’
Jamie xx – ‘In Colour’
Róisín Murphy – ‘Hairless Toy’
Slaves – ‘Are You Satisfied?’
Soak – ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’
Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’


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