Top albums of the year are listed for awards ceremony.

The contenders for this year’s Mercury Music Prize has been announced. The awards that are now known simply as Mercury Prize is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom or Ireland – but the shortlist is seen as an indicator of the evolution of music genres and styles.

The prize will be announced on September 7 and the contenders are

Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions

Villagers – Becoming A Jackal

Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea

Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

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