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Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominees include David Bowie and Arctic Monkeys

This year's nominees for the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced and the acts features show a more mainstream approach to judging.

While the ceremony usually includes more obscure acts, the 2013 nominees for Album of the Year are far more commercial and include Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, and Jake Bugg.

A press release on the Mercury Prize's website explains: "This year’s shortlist celebrates a fascinating year for British and Irish music, marked by a wonderful range of musical voices – urgent, reflective, upbeat and tender, acoustic and electronic, and all with something intriguing to say."

Bowie was nominated for his latest album, 'The Next Day', and Sheffield based rockers are up for the title with their new offering, 'AM', which has just debuted at No.1 on the midweek albums chart update.

12 acts have been shortlisted for the prize, which will be given at London's Roundhouse in Camden on October 30, and the full list of artists along with the albums that earned them the nod can be seen below:

Disclosure - 'Settle'
Rudimental - 'Home'
David Bowie - 'The Next Day'
Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'
Laura Mvula - 'Sing To The Moon'
Foals - 'Holy Fire'
Jake Bugg  - 'Jake Bugg'
James Blake - 'Overgrown'
Jon Hopkins - 'Immunity'
Savages - 'Silence Yourself'
Villagers - 'Awayland'
Laura Marling - 'Once I Was An Eagle'






Watch Bowie's music video for 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' below:


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