July 22, 2003 11:58
RADIOHEAD, COLDPLAY HEAD MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE NOMINATIONS
This year's shortlist is announced - but who do YOU think should have been nominated?...
Among those also nominated were debut albums from Irish popsters [/a], rising rockers The Darkness, London indie outfit [a] and new hip-hop star Dizzee Rascal.
The nominees were announced by Jools Holland at The Commonwealth Club in central London.
The full list of nominees - and current odds - are as follows:
4/1: Coldplay 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'/Radiohead 'Hail To The Thief'
6/1: The Darkness 'Permission To Land'/Dizzee Rascal 'Boy In Da Corner/The Thrills 'So Much For The City'
8/1: Athlete 'Vehicles & Animals'/Terri Walker 'Untitled'
10/1: Floetry 'Floetic'/Soweto Kinch 'Conversations With The Unseen'
12/1: Martina Topley-Bird 'Quixotic'/Eliza Carthy 'Anglicana'/Lemon Jelly 'Lost Horizons'
A panel of judges drawn from the music industry will initially choose their 12 albums of the year, before announcing the overall winner on 9 September.
The full list of previous winners is as follows:
1992 - Primal Scream 'Screamadelica'
1993 - Suede: 'Suede'
1994 - M People: 'Elegant Slumming'
1995 - Portishead: 'Dummy'
1996 - Pulp: 'Different Class'
1997 - Roni Size: 'New Forms'
1998 - Gomez: 'Bring It On'
1999 - Talvin Singh: 'OK'
2000 - Badly Drawn Boy: 'The Hour Of Bewilderbeast'
2001 - PJ Harvey: 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea'
2002 - Ms Dynamite: 'A Little Deeper'
Who do you think should have been nominated? Anyone left out you think should have defintely been in there? Email email@example.com and let as know.
Also, you can vote for who you think should win by clicking here. The results will be used in a future issue of NME.