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Mercury Prize Nominations Announced

Published 8 years ago on September 13, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Mercury Prize Nominations Announced -

The Mercury Prizenominations for 2012 have been announced with PlanB and Richard Hawley emerging asfavourites to win with odds of 4 - 1 each. 

The 12 album shortlist picked by an independent judging panelwere announced yesterday (Sept.12) at Covent Garden's Hospital Club.

Rupert Adams of bookmakers William Hill said (via NME):

"This has been a year of musical excellence with these albumsrepresenting a diverse range of styles from UK artists. Thisquality is reflected in the closeness of the odds we've given tothe 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 'Albums Of The Year' -every album here could be a winner."

Alternative indie pop quartet, Alt-J hadpreviously been named as the odds-on favourite for the 2012 prizeby bookmakers, but their odds have now dropped to to 5-1.

The full list of nominated albums is:

Alt-J - 'An Awesome Wave' (5/1)
Richard Hawley - 'Standing On The Sky's Edge' (4-1)
Plan B - 'Ill Manors' (4-1)
Sam Lee - 'Ground Of Its Own' (10-1)
Lianne La Havas - 'Is Your Love Big Enough?' (8-1)
Django Django - 'Django Django' (5-1)
The Maccabees - 'Given To The Wild' (7-1)
Ben Howard - 'Every Kingdom' (8-1)
Jessie Ware - 'Devotion' (7-1)
Roller Trio - 'Roller Trio' (10-1)
Field Music - 'Plumb' (10-1)
Michael Kiwanuka - 'Home Again' (8-1)


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