Mercury Prize Nominations Announced -
The Mercury Prize
nominations for 2012 have been announced with Plan
B and Richard Hawley emerging as
favourites to win with odds of 4 - 1 each.
The 12 album shortlist picked by an independent judging panel
were 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 albums
representing a diverse range of styles from UK artists. This
quality is reflected in the closeness of the odds we've given to
the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 'Albums Of The Year' -
every album here could be a winner."
Alternative indie pop quartet, Alt-J had
previously been named as the odds-on favourite for the 2012 prize
by 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)