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Mercury Prize 2011: Reviews of all nominated albums

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Mike Diver Mike Diver | 13:21 UK time, Tuesday, 19 July 2011

So the shortlisted albums for the 2011 Mercury Prize are confirmed, and what a lovely spread they make. Personally, I am really pleased to see albums by Ghostpoet and Metronomy in there - both are uniquely British collections, packed full of character and containing a raft of memorable songs. But everyone has their own favourites, of course - and if you need a little steering, or just want to be introduced to an artist for the first time, follow the links below to read about all of the nominated records and listen to previews.

Adele - 21

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

James Blake - James Blake

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!

Everything Everything - Man Alive

Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

Katy B - On a Mission

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

Metronomy - The English Riviera

Gwilym Simcock - Good Days at Schloss Elmau

Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy

Listen to the nominations as they happened on Lauren Laverne's 6 Music show. For more Mercury Prize content, head to the 6 Music homepage.

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