How Does Britain’s Mercury Prize Short List Compare to the Grammys’ Album of the Year Nominees?


The short list for the 2010 Mercury Prize, announced this morning: 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; The xx, The xx; Villagers, Becoming a Jackal; and Wild Beasts, Two Dancers. The 2010 Grammy Album of the Year nominees: Lady Gaga, The Fame; Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King; Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.; Beyoncé, I Am ... Sasha Fierce; and the winner, Taylor Swift's Fearless. Thoughts? [Spinner UK]