2008 Mercury Prize nominees announced
And this year’s nominees are:
Adele – 19
British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?
Burial – Untrue
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
Estelle – Shine
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
Which album “album from the United Kingdom or Ireland” did they miss this year? Last year the award went to Klaxons and the year before that it went to Arctic Monkeys who were also nominated last year which makes Alex Turner 3 for 3.
Will Burial win it this year? Roni Size won in 1997. He beat Ok Computer that year. In fact, Radiohead has never won. This year is the fourth time they’re nominated. Maybe they’ll finally give it to them.