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Nationwide Mercury Prize

Nationwide Mercury Prize Names 2008 Shortlist


By: Spacelab Research Staff

The Nationwide Mercury Prize has named its 2008 Shortlist, with a who's who of British and Irish artists (as seen by the prize peeps). There's a few surprises this year, with the inclusion of some established heavyweights alongside side projects.


Gruff Rhys side project Neon Neon is on the list, Radiohead's In Rainbows is on the list, and even British Sea Power and The Last Shadow Puppets.


The 12 nominees were announced at a ceremony at Covent Garden in London. The winner will be announced on September 9th at an awards show.


Last year the award went to Klaxons for the album Myths of the Near Future.


Click on each artist to hear their music:


2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize Shortlist
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


Click to play  STREAM: Adele


Click to play  STREAM: British Sea Power


Click to play  STREAM: Burial


Click to play  STREAM: Elbow


Click to play  STREAM: Estelle


Click to play  STREAM: The Last Shadow Puppets


Click to play  STREAM: Laura Marling


Click to play  STREAM: Neon Neon


Click to play  STREAM: Portico Quartet


Click to play  STREAM: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss


Click to play  VIDEO: Radiohead


Click to play  STREAM: Rachel Unthank and the Winterset




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