Music & Theatre 20 July 2010 Mercury Prize shortlist announced Nominees for the top music award include Corinne Bailey Rae, the xx and Dizzee Rascal. Print HTML The shortlist for the 2010 Mercury Prize has been announced. According to a panel of judges drawn from across the music industry, the top 12 albums of the past year are: Paul Weller, Wake Up the Nation Mumford and Sons, Sigh No More Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea Villagers, Becoming a Jackal Biffy Clyro, Only Revolutions Wild Beasts, Two Dancers Kit Downes Trio, Golden Laura Marling, I Speak Because I Can Dizzee Rascal, Tongue N' Cheek Foals, Total Life Forever I Am Kloot, Sky At Night The xx, xx The overall winner will be announced at an awards show in September. But which albums have they missed? Tell us in the comment thread below. › Alistair Darling hints at future “forces of hell” exposé Subscribe from £1 a week Subscribe More Related articles Women don’t make concept albums: how BBC Four’s When Pop Went Epic erases popular music’s diverse history The Hollow Crown and the tricky question of staging the Henry VI plays Is Apple Music really deleting users’ songs without their consent?