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Mercury Prize nominations revealed
Who's your pick?
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 13 Sep 2012
It's that time of year again as the countdown begins to crown the winner of this year's coveted Mercury Prize.
As expected, the hotly-tipped Alt-J make the shortlist with impressive debut An Awesome Wave (though they have marginally slipped down the bookies' odds) while there are also nods for recent Hot Press cover star Plan B, Lianne La Havas, Django Django and more. The recipient(s) of the award and its £20,000 prize will be announced on November 1.
The full list of nominated albums - and their respective odds - is as follows:
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)