It's almost that time of year again - next Wednesday the shortlist for the coveted Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize will be unveiled.
After that, the winner will be announced on Wednesday 30 October. But until then, may the wild speculation begin!
Previous winners include The xx, Elbow, Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys and PJ Harvey - all of whom have been heaped in critical praise and gone on to shift countless units as their brilliant records adorn coffee tables nationwise.
You can usually guess a fair few of the LPs who are LIKELY to appear on the list, but here is our pick of the artists that we WANT to see deservedly walk down the red carpet, kiss Lauren Laverne on the cheek and flirt with the chance of being named the best UK album of the last 12 months (or so).