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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Mercury Odds Shift

The Mercury odds have already changed, logically enough, in reaction to early bets. Most of the bets placed with William Hill so far have been for Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley, so he's cut their odds, leaving Arctic Monkeys 11/4 favorites and Richard Hawley with the next-best odds of 3/1. A spokesperson notes that the Mercury judges are unpredictible, so "good value" may be found with other bets. The "keep betting" advice might be slightly biased, coming from a bookmaker's spokesperson, but it's true that it's hard to guess who will win.

Still... Zoe Rahman and Lou Rhodes are presently 16/1 longshots at William Hill, and a win by either would be surprising. While your mileage may vary somewhat with other bookmakers, their odds are consistently slim.

Mercury Odds:

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 11/4

Richard Hawley - Coles Corner 3/1

Richard Hawley - Hotel Room (available on Coles Corner)

Guillemots - Through The Windowpane 9/2

Thom Yorke - The Eraser 7/1

Editors - The Back Room 9/1

Sway - This Is My Demo 10/1

Hot Chip - The Warning 10/1

Muse - Black Holes And Revelations 10/1

Muse - Starlight (available on Black Holes And Revelations)

Scritti Politti - White Bread Black Beer 12/1

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad Of The Broken Seas 14/1

Zoe Rahman - Melting Pot 16/1

Lou Rhodes - Beloved One 16/1


Blogger xolondon said...

I just cannot quite separate Muse from Radiohead. Too similar, though this song is quite nice.

6:47 PM  

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