Radiohead News: 2008 Mercury Music Prize Nominees Announced | Radiohead, Adele & Estelle

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The Mercury Music Prize, sponsored by Nationwide, is the annual award given to the best album by a British or Irish artist released in the previous 12 months. The ceremony isn't until later in the year, but a short-list is first released, with the name of the 12 artists, and their albums, on it which the judges think are the best of British. Having said that, the Mercury Music Prize has a history of choosing albums by up and coming artists, rather than necessarily widely known artists, and certainly not the best-selling ones. Which means there are always some huge surprises...

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