Tuesday, July 28, 1998 Published at 15:13 GMT 16:13 UK
Mercury nominees make eclectic mix
Robbie Williams, as a solo artist, has made into the list of Mercury nominees
The nominations for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, for the year's best album, have been announced.
The music styles of the nominees are as eclectic as ever, and among the line-up are two acts who have never even made it into the Top 40.
They are Asian Dub Foundation, with their LP, Rafi's Revenge, and lo-fi rockers Gomez, with their acclaimed album, Bring It On.
And two nominees, Pulp and Catatonia, have already won the award before. They will be keeping their fingers crossed in the hope of pulling off the first ever Mercury double.
The winners, to be announced on 16 September, will receive an undisclosed cash prize.
And the nominees are:
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