Mercury Prize Nominations - Muso's Guide
Muso's Guide's Mitchell Stirling alerted us earlier this week to a fine list of Mercury Prize nomination suggestions from the recently relaunched music website, not to mention a few tips towards those who may unfortunately miss out.
Muso's Guide again highlights the much lauded exploits of the likes of Doves, Bat For Lashes and Florence And The Machine, however it is in their list of "others that could make it" that things really get interesting. Many previously unmentioned possibilities from both the mainstream and leftfield crop up including Lily Allen, whose April release It's Not Me, It's You gained praise in many quarters.
An album of strong tracks to back up chart-topping single Don't Upset The Rhythm could see Noisettes make the list, while the late in the day return from the Pet Shop Boys could see the Brit Awards Lifetime Achievement holders sneak through to join them.
Muso's Guide also points to strong albums from 21 year old Laura Groves, and her Blue Roses project, Fanfarlo's self-released Reservoir and novella and album combo Bob and Veronica Ride Again from electro-pop quintet Morton Valence.