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The Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013 nominees for Album Of The Year have just been announced and David Bowie’s The Next Day is currently equal favourite to win along with Arctic Monkeys’ latest, AM.
Here’s a bit regarding The Next Day from the press release...
David Bowie The Next Day
The Next Day’ is David Bowie’s 26th studio album and the first he has released in 10 years. The album was recorded in New York with co-producer Tony Visconti. It reached number one when released by RCA in March 2013 and features the top 10 single Where Are We Now?.
’David Bowie celebrates his legendary songwriting ability with panache and a remarkable sense of urgency’
Bookmakers William Hill say the odds for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize are the closest ever: “There are 12 strong albums here – representing a diverse range of styles from UK artists – all of which stand a good chance of winning”, says Rupert Adams of William Hill. “This quality is reflected in the closeness of the odds we’ve given to the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year”.
William Hill's latest odds for the prestigious Prize are as follows:
4/1 David Bowie 'The Next Day'
4/1 Arctic Monkeys 'AM'
5/1 Laura Marling 'Once I Was An Eagle'
5/1 Foals 'Holy Fire'
7/1 Disclosure 'Settle'
7/1 James Blake 'Overgrown'
8/1 Rudimental 'Home'
8/1 Jake Bugg 'Jake Bugg'
8/1 Laura Mvula 'Sing to the Moon'
10/1 Villagers 'Awayland'
10/1 Jon Hopkins 'Immunity'
10/1 Savages 'Silence Yourself'
The overall winner of the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize will be announced at the 'Albums of the Year' Awards Show at the Roundhouse on Wednesday, 30 October 2013.