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Tuesday, July 28, 1998 Published at 15:13 GMT 16:13 UK


Entertainment

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.


[ image: Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker: Hoping for repeat win]
Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker: Hoping for repeat win
Balancing it out are more familiar names, among them Robbie Williams, The Verve and Massive Attack.

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:

    Asian Dub Foundation
    Rafi's Revenge

    Cornershop
    When I Was Born for the 7th Time

    4-Hero
    Two Pages

    John Surman
    Proverbs and Songs

    Robbie Williams
    Life Through a Lens

    Eliza Carthy
    Red Rice

    Catatonia
    International Velvet

    The Verve
    Urban Hymns

    Massive Attack
    Mezzanine

    Gomez
    Bring It On

    Pulp
    This Is Hardcore

    Propellerheads
    Decksanddrumsandrockandroll





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