19 Jul 11
Clearly overcome by the stench of reckless predictability, it would appear the BARCLAYCARD Mercury Prize judges have once again proven that yes, you can literally do their jobs with your eyes closed. They even got their traditional token jazz act in with the spectacularly named Gwilym Simcock, which must be very nice for them. Ready for the full list? Prepare cho’self.
Adele – 21
Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys!
Everything Everything – Man Alive
Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
Gwilym Simcock – Good Days at Schloss Elmau
James Blake – James Blake
Katy B – On a Mission
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
Metronomy – The English Riviera
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy
This is the part where we all agree that PJ Harvey will win, isn’t it?