Nationwide Mercury Prize Shortlist Announced

So who is it gonna be? The shortlist for this year's Nationwide Mercury Prize, the cream of the crop from the UK's music scene, has just been announced. The list is a doozy, crammed with several of our favorite (or in this case, favourite) albums of the year. Having to pick a winner from Arctic Monkeys, Maps, Amy Winehouse, Jamie T, The View, etc... would most likely make our collective heads explode.

It is also interesting to note that this is the second year in a row for Arctic Monkeys. The winner will be announced at the Nationwide Mercury Prize Show on Tuesday, September 4. Here is the entire list of nominees:

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

Nationwide Mercury Prize

Nationwide Mercury Prize Shortlist Announced