Tuesday, July 18, 2006



The nominated for the for the Mercury Music Prize have just been unveil in a press conferce in London England just about for the best British or Irish album in the last 12 months the awards was first hand out in 1992 to Hourns British music.

past winners of the awards inclued Primal Scream, Suede ,Portishead, Pulp, Badly Drawn Boy, PJ Harvey, Dizzee Rascal, Franz Ferdinand, and last year winner Antony and the Johnsons.

Past nominateds inclued Bloc Party, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs,M.I.A,The Go! Team ,The Magic Numbers,Basement Jaxx,Belle & Sebastian,Keane,Snow Patrol,Joss Stone,The Streets,The Zutons,Athlete,The Darkness(That band),Lemon Jelly,The Thrills,Radiohead,David Bowie,Doves,Elbow,Goldfrapp,Super Furry Animals,Zero 7,Richard Ashcroft,The Delgados,Blur,Chemical Brothers,Manic Street Preachers,Beth Orton,Asian Dub Foundation,Catatonia,Cornershop,Massive Attack,Propellerheads,The Verve,The Prodigy,The Spice Girls(of all people),BlackGrape,Oasis,Underworld, Elastica,Van Morrison,Supergrass,Tricky,Paul Weller,New Order,Sting,Jah Wobble,The Jesus and Mary Chain,Saint Etienne,Simply Red,and last but not least U2.

The Shortlist was announce at 11:30 by chair of judges Simon Frith
and the 12 alblums for the prize are:

-Arctic Monkeys - 'Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not'

- Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - 'Ballad Of The Broken Seas'

- Editors - 'In The Back Room'

- Guillemots - 'Through The Windowpane'

- Richard Hawley - 'Coles Corner'

- Hot Chip - 'The Warning'

- Muse - 'Black Holes & Revelations'

- Zoe Rahman - 'Melting Pot'

- Lou Rhodes - 'Beloved One'

- Scritti Politti - 'White Bread Black Beer'

- Sway - 'This Is My Demo'

- Thom Yorke - 'The Eraser'

Following the announcement bookies William Hill have immediately installed Arctic Monkeys and Thom Yorke as 5-1 joint favourites, with Muse, Editors and Guillemots are close behind them at 6-1.

The overall winner of the £20,000 prize will be announced on September 5.


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