Ja Rule got his second sentencing of the year. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)

- You’ll never believe it, but Adele leads the Mercury prize short­list for the best British album of the year. Other nominees for the prestigious award include PJ Harvey, James Blake, Katy B and Tinie Tempah.

- Last month we told you about local band Beauty Pill’s ambitious new project of recording an album in public at Artisphere. The group kicked off its two-week residency in Arlington over the weekend at the City Paper has some observations.

- Matthew Sweet will perform his fan-favorite album 1991 album “Girlfriend” on a fall tour.

Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Tuesday morning:

- Ride, “Polar Bear”