The 2010 Mercury Music Prize nominees have been announced. They are:
Biffy Clyro 'Only Revolutions'
Villagers 'Becoming A Jackal'
Corinne Bailey Rae 'The Sea'
Mumford & Sons ‘Sigh No More’
Paul Weller 'Wake Up The Nation'
Wild Beasts 'Two Dancers'
Kit Downes Trio ‘Golden’
Laura Marling 'I Speak Because I Can'
Dizzee Rascal 'Tongue N’ Cheek'
Foals 'Total Life Forever'
I Am Kloot 'Sky At Night'
The xx 'xx'
My choice (you won't be surprised to know) is Laura Marling. That said, I haven't heard half the albums and I would be happy with Mumford & Sons, I Am Kloot (about time they got a nomination), Biffy Clyro and The XX.
All the albums are here.