Mercury Music Prize 2015 judges John Kennedy from Radio X and Kate Mossman from New Statesman/BBC Four, join DiS editor Sean Adams and podcast co-host Danielle Perry from Absolute Radio to discuss this year's Mercury nominees and what this year's 12 albums say about the current state of music plus we ponder what makes a truly great album?
The winner of this year's Mercury Prize will be revealed live on the BBC on Friday 20th Nov
The 2015 Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ in association with BBC Music were announced on Friday 16 October. The 2015 Albums of the Year are:
Aphex Twin 'Syro'
Benjamin Clementine 'At Least For Now'
C Duncan 'Architect'
Florence + The Machine 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'
Gaz Coombes 'Matador'
Ghostpoet 'Shedding Skin'
Jamie xx 'In Colour'
Róisín Murphy 'Hairless Toys'
Slaves 'Are You Satisfied?'
SOAK 'Before We Forgot How To Dream'
Wolf Alice 'My Love Is Cool'
In episode four, Drowned in Sound Review Show hosts Sean Adams and Danielle Perry discuss their favourite songs of the year.
Sean picked tunes from Charli XCX, Braids, White Hinterland, Chromatics, The Mynabirds and Marilyn Manson; whilst Danielle went for songs from Jamie xx, Foals, Bjork, Laura Marling, Duke Harwood and Wolf Alice.
You can hear the tracks in full by searching for Drowned in Sound on Spotify to find them all on a playlist with this commentary in-between. Alternatively look up @seaninsound on Twitter or visit DrownedinSound for the playlist link.
Toby L who founded music website, concert promoter and TV show Rockfeedback, as well as the Transgressive label (home to releases by Foals, The Antlers, Regina Spektor, Alvvays, Songhoy Blues and many more) chats about the past decade and a half with our hosts Absolute radio's Danielle Perry and Drowned in Sound (which also turned 15 this week) founder Sean Adams.
Stuart Braithwaite chats to DiS podcast co-host Danielle Perry about Peel, guitars and Mogwai's 20 year career-spanning release, Central Belters (out Oct 23rd 2015).
Hosted by DrownedinSound founder Sean Adams, the pilot edition of this podcast features special guests METRIC discussing their two forthcoming albums, alongside Absolute Radio's Danielle Perry and DiS' very own Marc Burrows debate the AIM Independent Music Award nominees including Bjork, Young Fathers. Father John Misty, and more.