By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated July 20, 2010 at 05:51 PM EDT

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize announced its 2010 shortlist today. Contenders for the yearly award, which honors the best album from a British or Irish artist, are listed below. The winner will be announced on Sept. 7.

Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea

Paul Weller, Wake Up the Nation

The xx, xx

Laura Marling, I Speak Because I Can

Dizzee Rascal, Tongue N’ Cheek

Wild Beasts, Two Dancers

Foals, Total Life Forever

Biffy Clyro, Only Revolutions

I Am Kloot, Sky at Night

Villagers, Becoming a Jackal

Kit Downes Trio, Golden

Mumford and Sons, Sigh No More