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Arctic Monkeys Lancashire Country Cricket club, July 29, 2007. Pic : Andy Willsher

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Dizzee Rascal - Will he become the first star to win twice? Odds: 34/1 Photo: Tom Oxley

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Maps - They'll be plotting world domination if they triumph. Odds: 12/1 Photo: Andy Willsher

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Klaxons -It will be 'Magick' if they win. Odds: 10/1 Photo: Andy Willsher

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New Young Pony Club -There'll be some party in London's trendy Hoxton if they claim the prize. Odds: 26/1 Photo: Guy Eppel

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Jamie T - Will it be a 'T-mendous' night for him then? Photo: Sonia Melot

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The View - Will it be 'Och Aye The View' tonight then? Odds: 17/1 Photo: Guy Eppel

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Amy Winehouse - one of the nominees about whom we've not heard much lately... Odds: 3.75/1 Photo: Tom Oxley

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The Young Knives - The best-dressed nominees, but also the sweatiest. Odds: 34/1 Photo: Tom Oxley

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Bat For Lashes - The current favourite for the prize, and Natasha Khan is definitely the best-looking nominee. Odds: 2.75/1 (current favourite) Photo: Andy Willsher

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Fionn Regan - Will Irish eyes be smiling? Odds: 21/1 Pic: WENN

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Basquiat Strings - Blimey, they look a bit like Arcade Fire. Odds: 34/1.

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Franz Ferdinand at their secret comeback gig in Glasgow, June 4, 2007 Photo: Andy Willsher

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It was 'OK' for Talvin Singh when he triumphed in 1999. Photo: PA Photos

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The worst panel decision ever occured when M People's 'Elegant Slumming' beat Blur's 'Parklife' in 1994. Seriously, try arguing about it... Photo: Rex Features

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Best Brett - Suede won with their eponymous debut in 1993. Photo: Rex Features

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Primal Scream won the inagural award in 1992 for 'Screamadelica', and then famously lost the cheque. Photo: Andy Willsher

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Badly Drawn Boy's debut 'The Hour Of Bewilderbeast' won in 2000, and he didn't even take the hat off. Photo: Andy Willsher

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Explosive - Ms Dynamite's debut 'A Little Deeper' triumphed in 2002, but she's not done much since. Photo: PA Photos

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The panel were no 'dummies' when Portishead were given the nod in 1995. Photo: Rex Features

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Were they even REALLY British? - Antony and the Johnsons, surprise winners in 2005. Photo: PA Photos

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PJ Harvey put a dress on (damn) when she won in 2001 for 'Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea'. Photo: PA Photos

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Pulp were 'Different Class' when they won in 1996. Photo: PA Photos

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