The acts will compete with 22 others artists - including PJ Harvey (for White Chalk), The Hold Steady (Stay Positive) and Elbow (The Seldom Seen Kid) - for the music prize.
A judging panel, which includes New Order bassist Peter Hook and former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins, will whittle down the 25 albums to eight then vote for their favourite record from the last 12 months.
Uncut editor Allan Jones said: "We are extremely excited about the launch of the Uncut Music Award and the panel of judges we are assembling, whose votes will decide the eventual winner.
"With so much brilliant music released over the last year to chose from, argue over and champion, I predict only that the judging process will be combative, to say the least."
The winner will be announced in November.