David Bowie is early favourite to win next Mercury Music Prize

'The Next Day' is ahead of albums by Foals, Laura Marling and Biffy Clyro

David Bowie is early favourite to win next Mercury Music Prize

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David Bowie's comeback album 'The Next Day' is the early favourite to win this year's Mercury Music Prize.

The album, released in March, is Bowie's first since 'Reality' in 2003 and has been met with critical acclaim. Leading bookmaker Paddy Power has slashed the odds on the album winning the prestigious prize, not awarded until September, from 12/1 to just 7/2 following a spate of recent bets. 'The Next Day' is ahead of its nearest rival, Foals third album 'Holy Fire' which currently has odds of 14/1.

Other names bookies expect to see shortlisted for the Mercury include Biffy Clyro, The Joy Formidable, Savages, Hurts and Everything Everything. 'Once I Was An Eagle', the latest studio album from Laura Marling, is also high on the list despite not being released until May.

The current Mercury Prize 2013 odds are as follows:

David Bowie - 'The Next Day' (7/2)
Foals - 'Holy Fire' (14/1)
Laura Marling - 'Once I Was An Eagle' (16/1)
Biffy Clyro - 'Opposites' (16/1)
The Joy Formidable - 'Wolf's Law' (20/1)
Chvrches - 'TBA' (20/1)
Tom Odell - 'Long Way Down' (20/1)
Everything Everything - 'Arc' (25/1)
Hurts - 'Exile' (25/1)
Noah & The Whale – 'Heart Of Nowhere' (25/1)
I Am Kloot - 'Let It All In' (33/1)
Stereophonics - 'Graffiti On The Train' (33/1)
Savages - 'Silence Yourself' (33/1)
Alice Russell - 'To Dust' (33/1)
New Order - 'Lost Sirens' (40/1)
Goldfrapp – 'TBA' (40/1)
Suede – 'Bloodsports' (40/1)
Example – 'The Evolution Of Man' (50/1)
Johnny Marr – 'The Messenger' (50/1)
Bullet For My Valentine – 'Temper, Temper' (50/1)
The Courteeners – 'ANNA' (80/1)


Alt-J won the Mercury Music Prize in 2012 when their album 'An Awesome Wave' was picked over a shortlist including albums by Jessie Ware, Ben Howard, Django Django and The Maccabees.

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