Adele, Elbow, PJ Harvey Nominated For Mercury Prize

Elbow

The nominations for this year’s Mercury Awards have just been announced, and as usual, there are no clear front-runners as yet (although if I was in charge, it’d be an easy win for Everything Everything), so here’s the full list and a video clip from each artist.

We’ve also had a think about each album’s prospects of winning (which is different from whether we think they should win). However, as this award is given on artistic merit, and is decided by a panel of judges with very subjective tastes, frankly your guess is as good as ours.

Adele – “21”

Likelihood of winning: 6/10

Anna Calvi – “Anna Calvi”

Likelihood of winning: 5/10

Elbow – “Build a Rocket Boys!”

Likelihood of winning: 5/10

Everything Everything – “Man Alive”

Likelihood of winning: 7/10

Ghostpoet – “Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam”

Likelihood of winning: 6/10

Gwilym Simcock – “Good Days at Schloss Elmau”

(No video available, but there are sound samples at his website)

Likelihood of winning: 1/10

James Blake – “James Blake”

Likelihood of winning: 7/10

Katy B – “On a Mission”

Likelihood of winning: 6/10

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – “Diamond Mine”

Likelihood of winning: 4/10

Metronomy – “The English Riviera”

Likelihood of winning: 5/10

PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake”

Likelihood of winning: 8/10

Tinie Tempah – “Disc-Overy”

Likelihood of winning: 6/10

Go on then, who would YOU nominate? Tell us here:

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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