Those Brits are getting ready to give out awards again... Do we have any well-publicized national award for an album that has this interesting a selection, like, ever? Nominees for this year's Mercury Prize include Kaiser Chiefs (the bookies' favorite, evidently), Seth Lakeman, M.I.A., Antony and the Johnsons, Bloc Party, The Go! Team, Hard-Fi, K.T. Tunstall, Coldplay (huh?), the Magic Numbers, Maximo Park and Polar Bear.