The Mercury Prize 2010 Nominations Are Out. Even Odds on the xx and Dizzee Rascal

by PopMatters Staff

20 July 2010

 

The nominations for the UK’s coveted Mercury Prize have been announced and include a couple PopMatters favorites like the xx, Foals, I Am Kloot, and Paul Weller. Below is the full list along with our ratings, reviews and videos for each release. We’re betting that London’s the xx is going to nab the ultimate honor, but UK bookmakers William Hill are declaring even odds between the xx and Dizzee Rascal. It just doesn’t feel like Dizzee Rascal’s year, as all the momentum has been with the xx and they’ve got far more critical acclaim behind their self-titled debut than Dizzee’s recent effort.
  
The Guardian has the list of the odds as:
Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N’ Cheek (4/1)
The xx – xx (4/1)
Paul Weller – Wake Up the Nation (6/1)
Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea (6/1)
Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More (6/1)
Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can (6/1)
Foals – Total Life Forever (8/1)
Wild Beasts – Two Dancers (8/1)
Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions (8/1)
Villagers – Becoming a Jackal (10/1)
Kit Downes Trio – Golden (10/1)
I Am Kloot – Sky at Night (10/1)

Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions (no PopMatters review)

Foals - Total Life Forever (PopMatters review: 8)

I Am Kloot - Sky at Night (PopMatters rating: 8)

Kit Downes Trio - Golden (no PopMatters review)

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can (PopMatters rating: 7)

Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More (PopMatters rating: 8)

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea (PopMatters rating: 7)

Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N’ Cheek (PopMatters rating: 6)

The xx - xx (PopMatters rating: 8)

Paul Weller - Wake Up the Nation (PopMatters rating: 9)

Villagers - Becoming a Jackal (PopMatters reviewing upcoming)

Wild Beasts - Two Dancers (PopMatters rating: 8)

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