Mercury Music Prize Shortlist revealed…

….and as usual, it’s a mix of safe pop hits and rock/indie albums with a couple of world/ambient music records thrown in.  Not entirely representative of today’s music scene, or what’s exploring something progressive.  Anyway….

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
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset – The Bairns
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of The Understatement

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