See all the odds now...
Jason Gregory

13:11 20th July 2010

The xx are 5/2 favourites with bookmakers to win this year's Mercury Prize.

The band's self-titled debut album is one of twelve shortlisted for the prestigious album award.

Dizzee Rascal and Wild Beasts are joint second favourites at 5/1, while Paul Weller and Mumford & Sons are at 6/1.

Bookermaker William Hill has Corinne Bailey Rae and Laura Marling at 7/1, Foal and Biffy Clyro at 9/1, and I Am Kloot at 11/1.

Kit Downes Trio and Villagers are this year's outsiders – both at 12/1.

The nominees were announced at a ceremony in London this morning (July 21). The winner is due to be unveiled on September 7.

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Mercury Prize 2010 - The Nominees
  • Biffy Clyro – 'Only Revolutions'

  • Corinne Bailey Rae – 'The Sea'

  • Dizzee Rascal – 'Tongue N' Cheek'

  • Foals – 'Total Life Forever'

  • I Am Kloot – 'Sky At Night'

  • Kit Downes Trio – 'Golden'

  • Laura Marling – 'I Speak Because I Can'

  • Mumford And Sons – 'Sigh No More'

  • Paul Weller – 'Wake Up The Nation'

  • Villagers – 'Becoming A Jackal'

  • Wild Beasts – 'Two Dancers'

  • The xx – 'XX'

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