- 22 Jul 08
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 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.