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Nominees for U.K. music award the Mercury Prize announced

The nominees for the prestigious British music award the Barclaycard Mercury Prize were announced today, Pitchfork reports, and as usual the list puts our piddly American music awards to shame. A nominating body made up of critics and industry picked the contenders, who will square off in a show broadcast on BBC Two and BBC 6 Music on Sept. 6. Here are the nominees:

Adele: 21
Anna Calvi: Anna Calvi
Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys!
Everything Everything: Man Alive
Ghostpoet: Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam
Gwilym Simcock: Good Days at Schloss Elmau
James Blake: James Blake
Katy B: On a Mission
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins: Diamond Mine
Metronomy: The English Riviera
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake
Tinie Tempah: Disc-Overy

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