The new Shortlist Prize in the USA is modelled on the UK's Mercury Music Award and aims to honour the most adventurous and creative albums in contemporary music.
A panel of 15 judges, made up of names from the music industry such as Beck, Dave Grohl and Korn/Slipknot/At The Drive-in Producer Ross Robinson, will decide the outcome
The panel have nominated a list of 49 releases from which the 10 finalist will be chosen
The List Includes
- Air - '10,000 HZ Legend'
- At The Drive-In - 'Relationship of Command'
- Basement Jaxx - 'Rooty'
- Beta Band - 'Hot Shots II'
- Bilal - '1st Born Second'
- Cousteau - 'Cousteau'
- Daft Punk - 'Discovery'
- Dandy Warhols - 'Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia',
- Foxy Brown - 'Broken Silence'
- Godspeed You Black Emperor! - 'Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'
- Gorillaz - 'Gorillaz'
- Mystic - 'Cuts for Luck & Scars for Free'
- PJ Harvey - 'Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea'
- Roni Size/Reprazent - 'In The Mode'
- Ryan Adams - 'Heartbreaker'
- Sigur Ros - 'Agaetis Byrjun'
- Tortoise - 'Standards'
- White Stripes - 'White Blood Cells'