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
British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Burial – Untrue
Estelle – Shine
Adele – 19
Laura Marling – Alas, I Cannot Swim
Rachel Unthank and The Winterset – The Bairns
Neon Neon – Stainless Style
Portico Quartet – Knee 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?