Today in Music: Get yer Mercury Prize odds!

Amy Winehouse at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC 3/13/07
photo by Daniel Arnold

The Mercury Prize nominations were announced today. NME has a detailed list along with booker’s odds, in case you couldn’t make it to the track today. Here’s the list, in order of their potential payoff:

Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (4-1)
Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare (4-1)
Dizzee Rascal – Maths + English (8-1)
Jamie T – Panic Prevention (8-1)
Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future (8-1)
The View – Hats Off To The Buskers (8-1)
Bat For Lashes – Fur And Gold (10-1)
Fionn Regan – The End Of History (10-1)
The Young Knives – Voices Of Animals And Men (10-1)
Basquiat Strings – Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford (12-1)
Maps – We Can Create (12-1)
New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom (12-1)
What? Maps is only 12-1? Not if John in the Morning has anything to do with it!You can catch Maps at the next John In the Morning at Night event, happening at the Crocodile on September 22. It will be one of only a handful of U.S. dates. We’ve got a pre-sale going on through Thursday, July 19. The Password is JITMAN. Shhhhh!

Odds-schmodds! What are your favorites? Give a listen and decide for yourself:

Basquiat Strings – Double Dare (MP3)

Maps – To The Sky (MP3)

New Young Pony Club – Ice Cream (MP3)

Jamie T – Calm Down Dearest (MP3)

Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm (MP3)

Klaxons – Golden Scans (MP3)

Bat for Lashes – Horse & I (MP3)

The Young Knives – Weekends & Bleak Days [Hot Summer] (MP3)

Thanks to The Tripwire, Rock Sellout, Fabulist!, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork for the hookups!

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