2005 Mercury Prize Nominees
"Since their inception in 1992, the annual Mercury Music Prize awards have set out to reward the best in British music, regardless of genre or style. However, predicting a winner can often seem like an impossible task. Favourites never seem to win, while a dark horse always makes a last minute surge for the winning post only to fall at the final hurdle." [XFM]
Here are the 2005 nominees and the odds:
Kaiser Chiefs 'Employment' - 4/1
Coldplay 'X&Y' - 6/1
Bloc Party 'Silent Alarm' - 6/1
KT Tunstall 'Eye To The Telescope' - 6/1
The Magic Numbers 'The Magic Numbers' - 8/1
Hard-Fi 'Stars On CCTV' - 8/1
Antony And The Johnsons 'I Am A Bird Now' - 10/1
Maximo Park 'A Certain Trigger' - 10/1
M.I.A. 'Arular' - 10/1
Polar Bear 'Held On The Tips Of Fingers' - 12/1
Seth Lakeman 'Kitty Jay' - 12/1
The Go! Team 'Thunder Lightning Strike' - 12/1
Kaisers Lead Mercury Prize Odds
As noted by Chris, three of my favorite albums are on that list.
Tickets to see Antony next week at Town Hall are still not sold out.
M.I.A. plays Central Park Summerstage for free on August 7th.
Bloc Party just announced a new tour.
The Go! Team recently signed to a major label.
Seth Lakeman is shocked by his nomination.
Hard Fi play TONIGHT AND TOMORROW IN NYC.
Kaiser Chiefs play Webster Hall on Thursday.