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Mecury Music Prize

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This years shortlist is:

Basement Jaxx Kish Kash

Belle & Sebastian Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

Jamelia Thank You

Keane Hopes And Fears

Snow Patrol Final Straw

Joss Stone The Soul Sessions

The Streets A Grand Dont Come For Free

Ty Upwards

Amy Winehouse Frank

Robert Wyatt Cuckooland

The Zutons Who Killed The Zutons

I would put my money on the Zutons. Great album and not the bookmakers favourite (12-1 to win the award).

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the mercury music prize reassuringly remains the most pointless exercise on the music business calender.

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if its a popular choice, then it has to be Franz Ferdinand

if its a "future projection" bollox, it'll be keane

if it's a "they deserve it, after all these years" it'll be B&S

if it's an "urban nod", it'll obviously be TY

if it's one for yer mum, it'll be Joss Stone.

I'd like snow patrol to win...just cos my wife would beat me up if I didn;t....he he

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i'm gonna say snow patrol as well. edgy and cool enough whilst also maintaining mainstream appeal.

franz ferdinand have a chance though.

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i'm gonna say snow patrol as well. edgy and cool enough whilst also maintaining mainstream appeal.

franz ferdinand have a chance though.

SNOW PATROL!!!!!!! EDGY AND COOL!!!!!!!! THEY'RE AS EDGY AS A FOOTBALL AND AS COOL AS AN ARAB'S SANDAL!!

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I reckon Keane will get it unfortunately.

I really hope not. Their music is very boring and the singers voice goes through my head.

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