Forget the Mercury and its chummy insularity. The 25 albums on this year's Dead Albatross Music Prize
shortlist provide a glimpse of a music scene that is fearless, open-minded, diverse, and fun.
And what's more, if you decide you like the sound of any record on the 2014 and 2013 shortlist you can order them from us and get 10% off. Yup, 10% off each one you order until the winner is announced on October 29th
. At which point we'll knock 10% off the winner for the rest of the year.
Take a look at all the nominees (or at least the ones we can get in) below...