2008 Mercury Prize nominations announced

Which is like saying here are some good albums from some British bands you may have heard of.? The award is given strictly on merits of music. But, it helps if you are a member of The Arctic Monkeys since they always get nominated for this prize.? Among the notables in contention for the award this year are: Radiohead – In Rainbows, Adele – 19, British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?, Burial – Untrue, Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid, Estelle – Shine, Laura Marling – Alas I Cannot Swim, Neon Neon – Stainless Style, Portico Quartet – Knee – Deep in the North Sea, Rachel Unthank & The Winterset – The Bairns, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand, and finally, The Last Shadow Puppets (Monkey’s frontman Alex Turner’s other band) – The Age of the Understatement.

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  • Jim July 22, 2008, 10:28 pm

    Not doggin’ at all. More doggin’ the British press who always seem to pick a band and then flog the shit out of them… Last Shadow Puppets were unexpectedly awesome.

  • Ace Cowboy July 22, 2008, 1:46 pm

    Don’t be doggin’ Alex Turner…I love that guy.