Who will be nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize?

Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist due to be announced tomorrow (July 21)

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2009’s shortlist is due to be announced in London tomorrow (July 21), with the likes of La Roux, Doves and Bat For Lashes all tipped by bookmakers to be in with a chance of being selected.

To read NME.COM‘s thoughts on who we think will be nominated, scroll down now. In 2008, Elbow scooped the £20,000 prize for their album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.

Keep checking NME.COM from 11am (BST) tomorrow for all the latest news on who officially does get nominated. This year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on September 8.


Below is NME.COM‘s list of the albums from the past year we think stand a good chance of being nominated at tomorrow’s launch party, but who do you think will make the shortlist? Log in to MyNME below and have your say.

Here are NME.COM‘s 35 contenders – not counting the traditional folk, classical and jazz entries:

Bat For Lashes – ‘Two Suns’
Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose’
Camera Obscura – ‘My Maudlin Career’
David Holmes – ‘The Holy Pictures’
Doves – ‘Kingdom Of Rust’
Florence And The Machine – ‘Lungs’
Friendly Fires – ‘Friendly Fires’
Gallows – ‘Grey Britain’
Glasvegas – ‘Glasvegas’
Graham Coxon – ‘The Spinning Top’
Jack Penate – ‘Everything Is New’
James Yorkston – ‘When The Haar Rolls In’
Jarvis Cocker – ‘”Further Complications”‘
Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’
La Roux – ‘La Roux’
Late Of The Pier – ‘Fantasy Black Channel’
Lily Allen – ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’
Little Boots – ‘Hands’
Manic Street Preachers – ‘Journal for Plague Lovers’
Maximo Park – ‘Quicken The Heart’
Micachu – ‘Jewellery’
Monkey – ‘Journey To The West’
Nitin Sawhney – ‘London Undersound’
Oasis – ‘Dig Out Your Soul’
Peter Doherty – ‘Grace/Wastelands’
Robert Mitchell 3iO – The Greater Good
Roots Manuva – ‘Slime And Reason’
Stuart Murdoch – ‘God Help the Girl’
Take That – ‘The Circus’
The Horrors – ‘Primary Colours’
The Hours – ‘See The Light’
The Phantom Band – ‘Checkmate Savage’
The Week That Was – ‘The Week That Was’
White Lies – ‘To Lose My Life…’
Wiley – ‘Grime Wave’


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