It’s a historic moment for our democracy, and never has it been so important to stay grounded in facts. Sign up for the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and let our journalists help you make sense of what’s happening.
Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.
The nominees for this year’s Mercury Prize, honoring the best album by a British or Irish artist, were announced today in London; the list has both surprises and shoe-ins. Retro-R&B sensation Amy Winehouse and jumpy rockers Arctic Monkeys seemed guaranteed nods, and have been pegged as equal favorites to win, with booker William Hill giving them each 4-to-1 odds. (I love this whole British “odds on everything” thing. I’m 2-to-1 for going to grab coffee after this.) The Arctics won the prize last year for their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not; fellow nominee Dizzee Rascal has also won before, back in 2003. Other artists nominated include Klaxons, The View, and New Young Pony Club. A full list of nominated albums, William Hill odds, and “for fans of” descriptions after the jump.
2007 Mercury Music Prize Nominees
Artist – Album (Odds) (MySpace and YouTube links)
For Fans Of: two other bands and something else