James Blake's gone and won the U.K. and Ireland's 2013 Mercury Prize. Even though it beat Bowie, it's not exactly surprising that his album Overgrown is the latest critically acclaimed, (relatively) popular release to nab all that cash. But that means that, like every year, there's a heap of very deserving losers.
To give you an idea of the scope of great acts that get nominated and lose out for the award every year, we've made a huge playlist of some of our favourites, which ranges all the way from the Jesus and Mary Chain to Burial. If you have any spare novelty cheques lying around, maybe consider sending one their way?