Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums Of The Year For 2010 Revealed

Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums Of The Year For 2010 Revealed

Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums Of The Year For 2010 Revealed

An important year for musical creativity and excellence is highlighted by the 12 Albums of the Year shortlisted for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, announced on Tuesday 20 July.

"This year's Mercury list includes musicians from all stages of their careers and from contrasting parts of the British Isles," says Simon Frith, Chair of Judges. "It features music that is urban and rural, light and dark, joyful and profound. The records have wit, an abundance of musical energy and their own distinct voices. There is music here to make you laugh, cry, dance and sing. Enjoy!"

The 2010 Albums of the Year are:

Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions

Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea

Dizzee Rascal Tongue N' Cheek

Foals Total Life Forever

I Am Kloot Sky At Night

Kit Downes Trio Golden

Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can

Mumford And Sons Sigh No More

Paul Weller Wake Up the Nation

The xx xx

Villagers Becoming a Jackal

Wild Beasts Two Dancers

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize celebrates the year in music. The shortlist, chosen from an entry of over 200 albums by UK and Irish artists, was announced by Lauren Laverne. The event was hosted by The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, the club for the creative industries.

The overall winner of the 2010 Prize will be decided and announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show, which will be broadcast live on BBC Two on Tuesday 7 September 2010. Lauren Laverne will present the programme, with the Awards Show event itself hosted by Jools Holland.


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Tags: Mercury Music Prize - Biffy Clyro - Corinne Bailey Rae - Dizzee Rascal - I Am Kloot - Laura Marling - Mumford And Sons - Paul Weller - The XX - Villagers - Wild Beasts

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