by / July 19th, 2011 /

Update: Mercury Prize nominations announced

Update: the nominations have just been announced.

Nominations

  1. Adele – 21
  2. Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
  3. Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys!
  4. Everything Everything – Man Alive
  5. Gwilym Simcock – Good Days At Schloss Elmau
  6. Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam
  7. James Blake – James Blake
  8. Katy B – On A Mission
  9. King Creosote / Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
  10. Metronomy – The English Riviera
  11. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  12. Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy

A quick heads up that if you’re at a computer at 11.30am this morning you can watch Lauren Laverne reveal the Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominations in a live stream at http://www.facebook.com/Barclaycard.

In the meantime, three of the State team are having a bit of fun and hazarding a guess about who will be nominated. It all depends on who coughed up the £200 quid entry fee in the first place, who has the money to send out lots of albums to judges and whether the below are eligible.

Niall Byrne’s choices

(leaving out a random folk / jazz album that I couldn’t possibly predict):

  1. Adele – 21
  2. Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
  3. Friendly Fires – PALA
  4. Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam
  5. Katy B – On A Mission
  6. James Blake – James Blake
  7. Metronomy – The English Riviera
  8. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  9. SBTRKT – SBTRKT
  10. The Horrors – Skying
  11. Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy
  12. Wild Beasts – Smother

Alan Reilly’s choices:

  1. Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
  2. David Thomas Broughton – Outbreeding
  3. Friendly Fires – PALA
  4. Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam
  5. James Blake – James Blake
  6. James Vincent McMorrow – Early In The Morning
  7. Metronomy – The English Riveria
  8. Planningtorock – W
  9. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  10. The Horrors – Skying
  11. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
  12. Yuck – Yuck

Phil Udell’s Choices:

  1. Adele – 21
  2. Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
  3. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  4. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – Smoking In Heaven
  5. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die (But You Will)
  6. Noah & The Whale – Last Night On Earth
  7. Radiohead – King Of Limbs
  8. Take That – Progress
  9. The Chemical Brothers – Further
  10. The Streets – Computers & Blues
  11. The Unthanks – Last
  12. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain

Jennifer Gannon’s choices:

  1. Adele – 21
  2. Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
  3. British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall
  4. Friendly Fires – PALA
  5. Hurts – Happiness
  6. James Blake – James Blake
  7. Noah & The (Stupid) Whale – Last Night On Earth
  8. Patrick Wolf – Lupercalia
  9. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  10. The Vaccines – What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?
  11. Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy
  12. Wild Beasts – Smother