Mercury Prize 2010 – the latest odds

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It’s that time of year again. The winner of the Mercury Prize will be announced on September 7. To jog your memory, here are the 12 nominated albums – and the latest odds. Starting with Wild Beasts’ ‘Two Dancers’, which bookmaker William Hill has down as third favourite to win, at 7/1.

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Weller’s late surge means he’s overtaken The xx, who were previously favourites to claim the prize. Head over to the blogs and let us know who you want to see win.

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What do you mean you’ve never heard of the Kit Downes Trio? They’re this year’s token jazz nomination, on the strength of their nice-if-you-like-sort-of-thing album, ‘Golden’. Unsurprisingly they’re an outside bet, at 33/1.

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Dizzee Rascal is a surprise outside bet at 33/1 – perhaps because he’s already won it, in 2003 with ‘Boy In Da Corner’, and the judges aren’t likely to single him out again… are they?

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Laura Marling’s second album ‘I Speak Because I Can’ is on the list. We called it “a stunning performance” on its release; read the full review here. Marling is 7/1 to walk away with the Mercury prize this year.

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Corinne Bailey Rae released her second album, ‘The Sea’, on 20th January this year. It was conceived after a hiatus following the death of her husband. The album is an outside choice to win the Mercury, at 25/1.

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