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Irish albums overlooked in Mercury nominations
There will be no repeat of Fionn Regan's 2007 nomination success as the shortlist for this year's Mercury Music Prize has been revealed – and no Irish acts have made the cut.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 22 Jul 2008
The prize is awarded annually to the best British or Irish album of the year, and carries a tasty £20,000 pay-out.
With the winner to be announced on September 9, the nominees are:
Adele – 19; British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?; Burial – Untrue; Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid; Estelle – Shine; The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement; Laura Marling – Alas I Cannot Swim; Neon Neon – Stainless Style; Portico Quartet – Knee-Deep In The North Sea; Robert Plant And Alison Krauss – Raising Sand; Radiohead –In Rainbows; Rachel Unthank And The Winterset – The Bairns.