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Mercury Music Prize shortlist

And the nominees are: Jamie T “Panic Prevention Bat For Lashes “Fur And Gold” Arctic Monkeys “Favourite Worst Nightmare” Amy Winehouse “Back To Black” Klaxons “Myths Of The Near Future” Dizzee Rascal “Maths & English” Maps “We Can Create” The …

Tue, Jul 17, 2007, 12:35

   

And the nominees are:

Jamie T “Panic Prevention
Bat For Lashes “Fur And Gold”
Arctic Monkeys “Favourite Worst Nightmare”
Amy Winehouse “Back To Black”
Klaxons “Myths Of The Near Future”
Dizzee Rascal “Maths & English”
Maps “We Can Create”
The View “Hats Off To The Buskers”
New Young Pony Club “Fantastic Playground”
Young Knives “Voices Of Animals And Men”
Fionn Regan “The End Of History”
Basuiat Strings with Seb Roachford “Basquiet Strings”

First impressions – must put a few quid on Amy Winehouse and Bat for Lashes. Great to see Fionn Regan getting the nod. Er, what happened to the Candie Payne album? And is this the least heavyweight Mercury Music Prize shortlist to date?

UPDATE Here are the runners and riders for the Popjustice Twenty Quid Music Prize