Arlo Parks has been announced as the winner of this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize, with her debut album ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’.
The annual award for the best British album of the year was chosen from a shortlist of twelve records, all released between 18 July 2020 and 16 July 2021.
Other albums to make the cut include Black Country, New Road’s debut album ‘For The First Time’, Wolf Alice’s ‘Blue Weekend’, Ghetts’ ‘Conflict Of Interest” and Laura Mvula’s ‘Pink Noise’
The full list reads:
Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams
BERWYN – DEMOTAPE/VEGA
Black Country, New Road – For the First Time
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – Promises
Ghetts – Conflict Of Interest
Hannah Peel – Fir Wave
Laura Mvula – Pink Noise
Mogwai – As the Love Continues
Nubya Garcia – SOURCE
SAULT – Untitled (Rise)
Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend