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Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums

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The album's dead right?

Playlists are everything and everyone's just interested in one-off pop hits, OK?

Well, not everyone would agree, particularly those who await the announcement of the Mercury Music Prize shortlist each year, where 12 albums worthy of devoting a bit of time, effort and appreciation to are revealed by an expert panel.

But never mind the experts, click on the gallery below to discover who's got the nod - and an Spotify album playlist for each one will enable you to have a listen through and see which one gets your vote.

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  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums

    Aphex Twin - Syro

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 1

    Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 2

    Roisin Murphy - Hairless Toys

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 3

    C Duncan - Architect

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 4

    ESKA - ESKA

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 5

    Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 6

    Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 7

    Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 8

    Jamie XX - In Colour

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 9

    SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 10

    Gaz Coombes - Matador

  • Listen to the 2015 Mercury Prize Shortlisted Albums 11

    Slaves - Are You Satisfied?

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ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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