Tomorrow (January 12) we'll finally hear the nominations for this year's BRIT Awards and we're excited to see who'll make it on to the list. We've come up with a list of five predictions for the British Album of the Year nods, and while we haven't proven to be particularly psychic when it comes to award predictions recently, we're pretty confident about these guys.
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
These guys have already won three Album of the Year BRITs including for their last album AM, so we feel sorry for anybody nominated with them this year as they probably don't stand a chance. It hasn't broken their streak of UK number one albums, though it did divide listeners. Still, there's no fun in a record if everyone loves it.
The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships
Unfortunately, their last album I Like It When You Sleep... lost the Album of the Year prize to David Bowie's Blackstar, but there hasn't been an album release as iconic as that in recent months so they may stand a chance this year with A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. If not, there's always next year as they've already got a new album prepared for release this Spring.
Florence + the Machine - High as Hope
Since winning Album of the Year with debut album Lungs, every single album the group has released has received a BRIT nomination. Of course, that doesn't guarantee a space on this year's shortlist but High as Hope is another critically lauded collection from Florence + the Machine even it didn't manage a number one spot in the UK.
George Ezra - Staying at Tamara's
Another BRIT veteran, George Ezra was nominated in 2015 for his debut Wanted on Voyage, and we're confident that his latest record Staying at Tamara's deserves as much recognition. Paradise and Shotgun have literally been on repeat all last year and we're still not sick of hearing them.
Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance
They might not be to everyone's tastes, but these Bristol rockers produced an absolute masterpiece with their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance. It reached number 5 in the UK charts with its relatable political themes and it's been lauded as one of the best albums of 2018 by many publications.
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