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The Album of the Year nominees for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced.

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This year, musicians Biffy Clyro, Dizzee Rascal, Paul Weller, and Mumford and Sons will compete for the top prize, which recognises the best of UK music.

Jo Whiley, DJ at BBC Radio 1, has been announced as the presenter for the 'Have your Say' discussion, which gives colleagues and music fans a chance to share their opinions on the shortlisted acts.

Jo will interview the shortlisted bands using questions submitted on Barclaycard's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Barclaycard (new window).

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize is an annual celebration recognising UK Albums of the Year.

Last year saw Speech Debelle's "Speech Therapy" beating the likes of Kasabian, Florence + the Machine and La Roux to the prestigious prize.

Previous winners include Elbow, Arctic Monkeys and Dizzee Rascal.

Barclaycard's sponsorship has also seen the introduction of initiatives including the monthly Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions which have so far included Ladyhawke, Mr Hudson, and Noah and the Whale performing at The Hospital Club in London's Covent Garden.

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