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James Blake Wins 2013 Mercury Prize
The Quietus , October 30th, 2013 18:10

London electronic artist takes home prize for Overgrown

James Blake has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize at tonight's ceremony at the Roundhouse in London. Blake won the £20,000 prize for his second album Overgrown, fighting off competition from a 12-strong shortlist, which included records from David Bowie, Foals and Jon Hopkins.

You can watch the video for the album's title track below:

Keep your eyes peeled for the winner of the Quietus Jovian Bow Shock Award, our nominations for that here.

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