Shortlist Listmakers Lay Out Lengthy Longlist





America's answer to the UK's Mercury Music Prize, The Shortlist Music Prize, has named its "longlist" of artists and albums that will be considered for this year's award. From this list of over 90 artists, ten finalists will be named in late September. Ultimately, there can be only one (like Highlander) so on November 10 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, a winner will be named amidst a flashy, celebratory, multi-artist concert. We will, of course give you the heads up when the shortlist of artists is named, but for now, you can check out the long list below.


Ryan Adams Love Is Hell (Lost Highway)
Air Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks)
Bad Acid Trip Lynch The Weirdo (Serjical Strike/RED INK)
Devendra Banhart Rejoicing In The Hands (Young god)
Belle & Sebastian Dear Catastrophe Witness (Sanctuary)
Blanche If We Can't Trust The Doctors (Cass)
Blonde Redhead Misery Is A Butterfly (4AD/Beggars Banquet)
David Bowie Reality (ISO/Columbia)
Buckethead Bucketheadland 2 (ION)
Café Tacuba Cuatra Caminos (MCA)
Cee-Lo Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine (Arista)
The Coral Nightfreak And The Sons Of Becker (Deltasonic/Columbia)
Jamie Cullum Twentysomething (Verve)
Dead Prez Revolutionary But Gangsta (Columbia)
Dios Dios (Startime)
Dizzee Rascal Boy In Da Corner (Matador/XL)
Eagles Of Death Metal Peace Love Death Metal (Ant Acid Audio)
Elbow Cast Of Thousands (V2)
Cesaria Evora Voz D'Amor (Bluebird Jazz/RCA)
Fiery Furnaces Gallowsbird's Park (Rough Trade)
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand (Domino/Epic)
Galactic Ruckus (Sanctuary)
Ghostface Killah The Pretty Toney Album (Def Jam)
Bebel Gilberto Bebl Gilberto (Six Degrees)
Holly Golightly Truly She Is None Other (Damaged Goods)
Macy Gray The Trouble With Being Myself (Epic)
Patty Griffin Impossible Dream (ATO)
The Honorary Title Anything Else But The Truth (Doghouse)
Van Hunt Van Hunt (Capitol)
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop)
Jaylib Champion Sound (Stones Throw)
Jem Finally Woken (ATO)
Gary Jules Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets (Universal)
Keane Hopes And Fears (Interscope)
Keb' Mo' Keep It Simple (Epic/Okeh)
The Killers Hot Fuss (Island)
Phil Kline Zippo Songs (Cantaloupe)
Amel Larrieux Bravebird (Bliss Life)
Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
Magnetic Fields I (Nonesuch)
Nellie McKay Get Away From Me (Columbia)
Melt Banana Cell-Scape (A-Zap)
Juana Molina Segundo (Domino)
Muse Absolution (Warner Bros)
My Morning Jacket It Still Moves (ATO)
AC Newman The Slow Wonder (Matador)
Non Prophets Hope (Lex)
Oceansize Efflorese (Beggars Banquet)
Peaches Fatherf***er (Beggars/XL)
Phoenix Alphabetical (Astralwerks)
PJ Harvey Uh Huh Her (Island)
Josh Ritter Hello Starling (Signature)
Scarling Sweet Heart Dealer (Sympathy For the Record Industry)
Bob Schneider I'm Good Now (Shockorama/Vanguard)
The Secret Machines Now Here Is Nowhere (Reprise)
Simple Kid 1 (Vector)
The Sleepy Jackson Lovers (Astralwerks)
Slum Village Detroit Deli: A Taste Of Detroit (Priority/Capitol)
Patti Smith Trampin' (Columbia)
Snow Patrol Final Straw (A & M/Interscope)
The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free (Vice)
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Streetcore (Hellcat/Epitaph)
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter Oh, My Girl (Barsuk)
Teitur Poetry & Aeroplanes (Universal)
Travis 12 Memories (Epic)
TV On The Radio Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes (Touch & Go)
Ty Upwards (Big Dada)
Julieta Venegas Si (RCA International)
Rufus Wainwright Want One (Dreamworks)
The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site (Epitaph)
Wilco A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch)
Wrens Meadowlands (Absolutely Kosher)
Neil Young Greendale (Reprise)



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Shortlist Listmakers Lay Out Lengthy Longlist