The twelve albums that made the Mercury short list -- which also includes Keane's Hopes and Fears, Amy Winehouse's Frank, Jamelia's Thank You, Robert Wyatt's Cuckooland, Snow Patrol's Final Straw, Ty's Upwards and the Zutons' Who Killed . . . the Zutons -- were selected by a panel of judges, who will meet in September at the Mercury Prize Awards show in London to choose a winner.
Previous Mercury Prize winners include PJ Harvey's Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea, Badly Drawn Boy's The Hour of Bewilderbeast, Primal Scream's Screamadelica and last year's winner, Dizzee Rascal's Boy in da Corner.
A compilation album of songs from this year's nominees will be released in the U.K. in August.