The nominees for the respected Mercury Music Prize have been announced. The award goes to the best album from the UK or Ireland. 2008 nominees include:

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

Need some info on who these folks are?? NME has a good run down otherwise visit the Mercury Music Prize site.

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