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The nominations for the 2009 Mercury Prize have just been announced and the surprise here is that there really isn’t a surprise as much-talked about artists with highly praised records such as The Horrors, Bat for Lashes and La Roux made the list. The winner will be announced on September 8. Elbow took home the honor last year for The Seldom Seen Kid.

Bat For Lashes – Two Suns
Florence and the Machine – Lungs
Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires
Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
La Roux – La Roux
Led Bib – Sensible Shoes
Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew
Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy
Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Twice Born Men
The Horrors – Primary Colours
The Invisible – The Invisible

–Carrie Alison