The 12 Albums of the Year shortlisted for the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, have been announced today.

The 2011 Albums shortlisted are:

Adele, '21'
Anna Calvi, 'Anna Calvi'
Elbow, 'Build a Rocket Boys!'
Everything Everything, 'Man Alive'
Ghostpoet, 'Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam'
Gwilym Simcock, 'Good Days at Schloss Elmau'
James Blake, 'James Blake'
Katy B, 'On a Mission'
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, 'Diamond Mine'
Metronomy, 'The English Riviera'
PJ Harvey, 'Let England Shake'
Tinie Tempah, 'Disc-Overy'

The overall winner of the 2011 Prize will be announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show, which will be broadcast live on BBC Two and 6 Music on Tuesday 6 September 2011.