Arctic Monkeys’ Turner Nominated For Mercury Prize For Third Time

Plus Radiohead, Elbow and Plant and Krauss make the 2008 shortlist

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Arctic Monkey‘s Alex Turner has been nominated for his third Nationwide Mercury Prize, for his Last Shadow Puppets collaboration with The RascalsMiles Kane.

Turner and the Monkeys have been shortlisted for the past two years, an unprecedented feat, winning the prize for their debut ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ in 2006.

The Nationwide Mercury Prize shortlist announcement today (July 22) also includes Radiohead for their first post-EMI release In Rainbows, Elbow‘s second nomination with The Seldom Seen Kid and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ bluegrass collaboration Raising Sand.

The 12 albums shortlisted for this year’s Nationwide Mercury Music Prize are below. The prize will be decided at a ceremony hosted by Jools Holland and Lauren Laverne on September 9, 2008.

Last year’s prize winners were the Klaxons for their debut Myths of the Near Future. Past winners include Franz Ferdinand, Dizzee Rascal, PJ Harvey and Talvin Singh.

The albums, chosen from a long list of 240 albums released
in the last 12 months, by a music industry panel, are:

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

For Uncut’s verdict, check our Wild Mercury Sound blog.


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