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Mercury Shortlist Streamed Live & Our Predictions
The Quietus , July 18th, 2011 11:20

We've drawn up our predicted shortlist - what's yours?

Hark! It is nearly time for the Mercury Music Prize 2011 shortlist to be revealed. And this year, you can watch it all unfold before thine very eyes, as the nominations event will be streaming live over at Barclaycard's official Facebook page. While predicting which 12 albums will make the final cut is often a fools errand, we at The Quietus have decided upon the dozen LPs we think will make the list - even if they wouldn't necessarily find a place on our hallowed Jovian Bow Shock award. Our predictions are:

Adele - 21
Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys!
Friendly Fires - Pala
Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX - We're New Here
The Horrors - Skying (Or Cat's Eyes; we certainly expect to see Faris represented in some form)
James Blake - James Blake
Katy B - Katy On A Mission
Metronomy - The English Riviera
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
King Creosote & John Hopkins - Diamond Mine
Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy
Wild Beasts - Smother

Agree? Disagree? Let us know below...

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