The Nationwide Mercury Prize has been announced in London tonight. Of the twelve nominated albums, Elbow’s The Seldom Seen Kid was chosen by a panel of judges as the album of the year. They were presented with an award and a £20,000 cheque by Jools Holland. Earlier in the evening, the band performed the song ‘The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver’.
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
Robert Plant And Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Rachel Unthank And The Winterset – The Bairns
The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement