Nominees For Short List Music Prize Announced

The long list of nominees for the sixth annual Shortlist Music Prize was announced today. The award spotlights the most creative and adventurous albums of the year that have not been certified gold for domestic sales, and the selection process is made up of a panel of nine list makers that work in the industry as artists or journalists. In April the top ten finalists will be announced, and later this Spring the winner will be named. Fans can listen to the nominees by going to the Shortlist MySpace page, or find out more by going to their website.

Long List of Nominations for Sixth Annual Shortlist Music Prize:
Against Me - Americans Abroad Live in London

And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - So Divided

Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

Band of Horses - Everything All the Time

Beck - The Information

Beirut - Gulag Orskestar

Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit

Bonnie Prince Billy - The Letting Go

Cat Power - The Greatest

Country Teasers - The Empire Strikes Back

CSS - Cansei de Ser Sexy

Cursive - Happy Hollow

Dabrye - Two/Three

Danielson - Ships

Dead Heart Bloom - Dead Heart Bloom

Editors - The Back Room

Field Music - Field Music

Forgive Durden - Wonderland

Girl Talk - Night Ripper

Hot Chip - The Warning

Howling Bells - Howling Bells

Jeremy Enigk - World Waits

Joanna Newsom - Ys

Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake + William Parker - Palm of Soul

Kimya Dawson - Remember that I Love You

Liars - Drum's Not Dead

Love is All - Nine Times That Same Song

Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor

Mates of State - Bring It Back

Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast

Mew - And the Glass Hand Kites

Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther

Mohair - Small Talk

Mute Math - Mutemath

Neil Young - Living With War

OOIOO - Taiga

Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom

Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers

Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope

Roots - Game Theory

Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops

Serena Maneesh - Serena Maneesh

Skream - Skream

Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYo

Teddybears - Soft Machine

The Blow - Paper Television

The Bronx - The Bronx

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

The Gossip - Standing In the Way of Control

The Hush Sound - Like Vines

The Knife - Silent Shout

The Stills - Without Feathers

The Strokes - First Impression of Earth

The Velvet Teen - Cum Laude

The Weepies - Say I am You

Tom Waits - Orphans

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

Vaux - Beyond Virtue Beyond Vice

We Are Scientists - With Love and Squalor

Wolfmother - Wolfmother

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones

Nominees For Short List Music Prize Announced