The ten finalists for this year’s Shortlist Music Prize have been announced.
The seventh annual award, which can potentially go to any album released in the US in the last twelve months that hasn’t attained half a million-selling, ‘gold’ status, will be presented to one of the following acts in February:
Feist - The Reminder
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Stars - In Our Bedroom After the War
Burial - Untrue
Working for a Nuclear Free City - Businessmen & Ghosts
Justice - Cross
M.I.A. - Kala
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
A host of well-known ‘listmakers’ – including Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and Ronnie Vannucci of the Killers – decided on the ten records to graduate from the 54-album Long List announced just before Christmas.
Last year’s winner was Cat Power for her effort The Greatest.
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