The short-list has been announced for this year's Mercury Music Prize.
Arctic Monkeys have been nominated again, and could be the first band to win the award two years in succession.
They are joint 4/1 favourites to win with Amy Winehouse. Previous winners have included Dizzee Rascal (nominated again this year), Franz Ferdinand, PJ Harvey, Badly Drawn Boy, and Primal Scream.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony on Sept 4, and will receive a sum of £20,000.
The 12 nominated albums are:
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Dizzee Rascal - Maths And English
The View - Hats Off To The Buskers
Maps - We Can Create
Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold
Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
Jamie T - Panic Prevention
The Young Knives - Voices Of Animals And Men
Fionn Regan - The End Of History
Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford - Basquiat Strings
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
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article by: Scott Johnson