A week before the unveiling of this year's list, here are some (incomplete) predictions. It's usually a grimly predictable list, so it shouldn't be too hard to guess most of them. No comment on the quality of these, some are good, some are bad. Obviously.
Portishead – Third
Foals – Antidotes
Mystery Jets – 21
Lightspeed Champion – Falling Off the Lavender Bridge
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Burial – Untrue
Duffy – Rockferry
The Last Shadow Puppets
Robert Wyatt – Comicopera (I really hope)
A soul / R’n’B album (Jamie Lidell??)
A folk album (proper folk, none of yer indie stuff??)
A jazzy/ worldy album (??)
Help me out here. And of course post the inevitable 'I hate the Mercury Prize/ it's really shit / this is boring' comments too...