The nominees for this year's Mercury Music Prize have just been announced. And it goes like this:
British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music?
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid
Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim
Neon Neon Stainless Style
Portico Quartet Knee Deep In The North Sea
Rachel Unthank The Bairns
Radiohead In Rainbows
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of The Understatement
As ever, the winner will be announced on the night of the ceremony which, this year, will be held on September 9th. If I had a say, my vote would go to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss...although that would be a very tough call over The Bairns (read my guest post over at Cover Lay Down for some Rachel Unthank and The Winterset). Which would you choose? Or what album do you think it is criminal that they should have omitted?