Mercury Prize Nominations Announced

Mercury Prize Nominations Announced
The nominations for the 2007 Nationwide Mercury Prize have been announced. As always there are some surprises along with the obvious choices for the best British album of the past year.

Here is a list of the nominees and the odds bookies William Hill have placed on their chances to win:

Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare (4/1)
Amy Winehouse Back To Black (4/1)
Klaxons Myths Of The Near Future (8/1)
Dizzee Rascal Maths & English (8/1)
Jamie T Panic Prevention (8/1)
The View Hats Off To The Buskers (8/1)
Bat For Lashes Fur And Gold (10/1)
Fionn Regan The End Of History (10/1)
Young Knives Voices of Animals And Men (10/1)
Basquiat Strings Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford (12/1)
Maps We Can Create (12/1)
New Young Pony Club Fantastic Playroom (12/1)

The winner will be announced at the official ceremony in London's Grosvenor House Hotel on September 4.

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