This morning saw the announcement of the shortlist for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for best album.
Florence And The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as early favourites for the £20,000 prize, which is voted for by a panel of music industry figures and critics and will be announced on 8 September 2009.
Nominations for the Mercury prize 2009
(with odds from bookmaker William Hill)
Florence And The Machine - Lungs 5/1
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum 5/1
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns 6/1
La Roux - La Roux 6/1
Glasvegas - Glasvegas 6/1
Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy 8/1
Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires 8/11
The Horrors - Primary Colours 8/1
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew 8/1
The Invisible - The Invisible 10/1
Led Bib - Sensible Shoes 10/1
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Twice Born Men 10/1
Visit the official Barclaycard Mercury Prize website for more.