Mercury Music Prize 2008 shortlist announced

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The shortlist

Previous winners

  • 2007 Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
  • 2006 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say, That's What I'm Not
  • 2005 Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
  • 2004 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
  • 2003 Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da corner
  • 2002 Ms Dynamite - A little deeper
  • 2001 P.J. Harvey - Stories from the city, stories from the sea
  • 2000 Badly Drawn Boy - The hour of bewilderbeast
  • 1999 Talvin Singh - OK
  • 1998 Gomez - Bring it on
  • 1997 Roni Size/Reprazent - New forms
  • 1996 Pulp - Different class
  • 1995 Portishead - Dummy
  • 1994 M People - Elegant slumming
  • 1993 Suede - Suede
  • 1992 Primal Scream - Screamadelica

Previous nominees (winners in bold)

2007

  • Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
  • The View - Hats Off To The Buskers
  • Jamie T - Panic Prevention
  • Basquiat Strings - Basquiat Strings With Seb Rochford
  • Arctic Monkeys - favourite Worst Nightmare
  • New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
  • Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
  • Maps - We Can Create
  • Dizzee Rascal - Maths & English
  • Bat For Lashes - Fur For Gold
  • Fionn Regan - The End Of History
  • The Young Knives - Voices Of Animals & Men

2006

  • Guillemots - Through The Windowpane
  • Hot Chip - The Warning
  • Zoe Rahman - Melting Pot
  • Sway - This Is My Demo
  • Editors - The Back Room
  • IsobelCampbell & Mark Lenegan - Ballad Of The Broken Seas
  • Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
  • Lou Rhodes - Beloved One
  • Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say, That's What I'm Not
  • Thom Yorke - The Eraser
  • Scritti Politi - White Bread Black Beer
  • Richard Hawley - Coles Corner

2005

  • Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
  • Coldplay - X & Y
  • Block Party - Silent Alarm
  • The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
  • M.I.A. - Arular
  • Polar Bear - Held On The Tips Of Fingers
  • Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
  • KT Tunstall - Eye To The Telescope
  • Seth Lakeman - Kitty Jay
  • The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
  • Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV
  • Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now

2004

  • Amy Winehouse - Frank
  • Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash
  • Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
  • Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
  • Jamelia - Thank You
  • Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions
  • Keane - Hopes & Fears
  • Robert Wyatt - Cuckooland
  • Snow Patrol - Final Straw
  • The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
  • TY - Upwards
  • The Zutons - Who Killed ... The Zutons

2003

  • Radiohead - hail to the thief
  • Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da corner
  • The Thrills - So much for the city
  • Soweto Kinch - Conversations with the Unseen
  • Floetry - Floetic
  • The Darkness - Permission to land
  • Coldplay - A rush of blood to the head
  • Martina Toply-Bird - Quixotic
  • Eliza Carthy - Anglicana
  • Athlete - Vehicles & animals
  • Teri Walker - Untitled
  • Lemon Jelly - Lost horizons

2002

  • Doves - The last broadcast
  • The Streets - Original pirate material
  • Ms Dynamite - A little deeper
  • David Bowie - Heathen
  • Beverley Night - Who am I?
  • Roots Manuva - Run come save me
  • The Coral - The Coral
  • Electric soft parade - Holes in the wall
  • Gemma Hayes - Night on my side
  • Joanna MacGregor - Play
  • Guy Barker - Soundtrack
  • The Bees - Sunshine hit me

2001

  • Elbow - Asleep at the back
  • Super furry animals - Rings around the world
  • Turin Breaks - The Optimist LP
  • Basement Jaxx - Rooty
  • Radiohead - Amnesiac
  • Zero 7 - Simple Things
  • Ed Hardcourt - Here be monsters
  • Gorillaz - Gorillaz*
  • Tom McCrae - Tom McRae
  • P.J. Harvey - Stories from the city, stories from the sea
  • Goldfrapp - Felt mountain
  • Susheela Raman - Salt Rain

* The Gorillaz album was withdrawn from the shortlist at the request of the band.

2000

  • Coldplay - Parachutes
  • MJ Cole - Sincere
  • Leftfield - Rhythym & stealth
  • Nicholas Maw - Violin concerto
  • The Delgados - The great eastern
  • Nitin Sawhney - Beyond skin
  • Kathryn Williams - Little black numbers
  • Badly Drawn Boy - The hour of bewilderbeast
  • Doves - Lost souls
  • Richard Ashcroft - Alone with everybody
  • Helicopter Girl - How to steal the world
  • Death in Vegas - The Contino Sessions

1999

  • Beth Orton - Central reservation
  • Talvin Singh - OK
  • Blur - 13
  • Faithless - Sunday 8pm
  • Stereophonics - Performance and cocktails
  • Manic Street Preachers - This is my truth, tell me yours
  • Kate Rusby - Sleepless
  • Black Star Liner - Bengali bantam youth experience
  • Chemical Brothers - Surrender
  • Denny Baptiste - Be where you are
  • Underworld - Beacoup fish
  • Thomas Apes - Asyla

1998

  • Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's revenge
  • The Verve - Urban hymns
  • Cornershop - When I was born for the 7th time
  • 4-Hero - 2 pages
  • John Surman - Proverbs and songs
  • Robbie Williams - Life through a lens
  • Eliza Carthy - Red rice
  • Catatonia - International velvet
  • Massive Attack - Mezzanine
  • Gomez - Bring it on
  • Pulp - This is hardcore
  • Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll

1997

  • Prodigy - The fat of the land
  • Spice Girls - Spice
  • Beth Orton - Trailer park
  • Roni Size/Reprazent - New forms
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage - Your rockaby
  • John Tavener - Svyati
  • Suede - Coming up
  • Primal Scream - Vanishing point
  • Chemical Brothers - Dig your own hole
  • Radiohead - OK computer

1996

  • Black Grape - It's great when your straight...yeah!
  • Courtney Pine - Modern day jazz stories
  • Manic Street Preachers - Everything must go
  • Mark Morrison - Return of the mack
  • Norma Waterson - Norma Waterson
  • Oasis - (What's the story?) Morning glory
  • Peter Maxwell Davies- The beltane fire
  • Pulp - Different class
  • Underwolrd - Second toughest in the infants
  • Artists for war child - Help!

1995

  • Oasis - Definitely maybe
  • James MacMillan - Seven last words from the cross
  • Leffield - Leftism
  • Elastica - Elastica
  • Tricky - Maxinquaye
  • Van Morrison - Days like this
  • PJ Harvey - To bring you my love
  • Portishead - Dummy
  • Guy Barker - Into the blue
  • Supergrass - I should coco

1994

  • Blur - Parklife
  • Shara Nelson - What silence knows
  • Therapy? - Troublegum
  • Paul Weller - Wild wood
  • Micheal Nyman - Piano concerto
  • Prodigy - Music for the jilted generation
  • Take that - Everything changes
  • Pulp - His 'n' hers
  • Ian McNabb - Head like a rock
  • M People - Elegant slumming

1993

  • New Order - Republic
  • Apache Indian - No reservation
  • Sting - Ten summoner's tales
  • Suede - Suede
  • Stan Tracey OBE - Portraits plus
  • Dina Carrol - So close
  • Gavin Bryars - Jesus' blood never failed me
  • The Auteurs - New wave
  • PJ Harvey - Rid of me
  • Stereo MCs - Connected

1992

  • Jah Wobble - Rising above bedlam
  • U2 - Achtung baby
  • St Etienne - Foxbase alpha
  • John Taverner & Stone Isserlis - Protecting veil
  • Primal Scream - Screamadelica
  • Bheki Mseleku - Celebration
  • Jesus & The Mary Chain - Honey's head
  • Simply Red - Stars
  • Barry Adamson - Soul murder
  • The Young Disciples - Road to freedom

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