2011 Mercury Prize Nominations Announced

Posted on July 21, 2011 |

2 days ago in London, the shortlist for the 20th edition of the
Barclaycard Mercury Prize Album of the Year was announced.

The list:


Anna CalviAnna Calvi

ElbowBuild A Rocket Boys!

Everything EverythingMan Alive

GhostpoetPeanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam

Gwilym SimcockGood Days At Schloss Elmau

James BlakeJames Blake

Katy BOn A Mission

King Creosote & Jon HopkinsDiamond Mine

MetronomyThe English Riviera

PJ HarveyLet England Shake

Tinie TempahDisc-Overy

Obviously, my choice would be for Elbow.

They’ve released one of the best album of the year so far in the whole wide world
but they won it 3 years ago with The Seldom Seen Kid so I don’t see that happening.

Again this year we have those “who the hell are these nominees?” in Ghostpoet
(electro hip hop) and Gwilym Simcock (Jazz) which actually makes me want to
check them out.

This will be a 3 way battle between Adele, James Blake and PJ Harvey and if I were a betting man, I would say PJ for the win. Although, she won for 2001’s Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea, it wouldn’t surprise me if they went for her again as she is beloved by all of England.

September 6th is when we will find out the winner in the ceremony hosted by
Jools Holland.

The winner will get 20 000 pounds (30 000$ Canuck) in cold hard cash.

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