Mercury Prize Nominations 2008

Twelve albums have been nominated for this years Mercury Prize, the nominees were announced at an event in London’s Covent Garden last night.

The nominations for the best album of the year are:

Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid

Radiohead – In Rainbows

British Sea PowerDo You Like Rock Music?

Robert Plant and Alison KraussRaising Sand

Burial Untrue



Laura MarlingAlas, I Cannot Swim

Rachel Unthank and The Winterset The Bairns

Neon NeonStainless Style

Portico QuartetKnee Deep In The North Sea

Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of Understatement

The nominations are an unusually eclectic mix of musical styles and some interesting choices, although I am not absolutely sure about the inclusion of Adele or Estelle as albums of the year.

What’s your choice and why?


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