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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:

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By Fraser McAlpine