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Mercury Prize Short List Announced

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The nominations for the UK’s Nationwide Mercury music prize were announced this morning at a small ceremony hosted by Jools Holland.

The 12 albums battling for one of the most respected British were chosen by a panel of judges, headed by Simon Frith. The overall winner will be announced on September 5th.

The nominees 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 – The Back Room
Guillemots – Through The Windowpane
Richard Hawley – Cole’s 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 York – The Eraser

Last year’s prize went to Antony & the Johnsons’ I Am A Bird Now. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers