2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominees Announced
The Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2010 Albums of the Year shortlist has been announced. The awards, which celebrate musical creativity and originality, reward the winner with a prize of £20,000.
'This year's Mercury list includes musicians from all stages of their careers and from contrasting parts of the British Isles,' says Simon Frith, Chair of Judges. 'It features music that is urban and rural, light and dark, joyful and profound. The records have wit, an abundance of musical energy and their own distinct voices. There is music here to make you laugh, cry, dance and sing. Enjoy!’
The nominees for the 2010 prize are:
Biffy Clyro - 'Only Revolutions'
Villagers - 'Becoming A Jackal'
Corinne Bailey Rae - 'The Sea'
Mumford & Sons - ‘Sigh No More’
Paul Weller - 'Wake Up The Nation'
Wild Beasts - 'Two Dancers'
Kit Downes - Trio ‘Golden’
Laura Marling - 'I Speak Because I Can'
Dizzee Rascal - 'Tongue N’ Cheek'
Foals - 'Total Life Forever'
I Am Kloot - 'Sky At Night'
The xx - 'xx'
The winner will be announced on September 7th.
Published: 28 July 2010