ARCADE FIRE, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, WILCO and M.I.A. are among the final 10 acts to be nominated for the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize.
Arcade Fire’s album Neon Bible, LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver, Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky and M.I.A.’s Kala will all battle it out for the coveted accolade
– America’s equivalent to the U.K.’s Mercury Music Prize.
Other contenders are Cross by Justice, Untrue by Burial, Feist’s The Reminder, Spoon’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Stars’ In Our Bedroom After the War and Working for a Nuclear Free City’s Businessmen & Ghosts.
The list was narrowed down from 54 nominees to just 10 this week (28Jan08), with stars like Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody among those on the judging panel.
Discs which failed to make the shortlist include Bjork’s Volta, Juliette and the Licks’ Four on the Floor, and Eddie Vedder’s work on the soundtrack to the Sean Penn movie, Into the Wild.
The prize – which was last won by Cat Power for The Greatest – aims to honor albums released between January and November (07) that have yet to be certified gold (500,000 units) by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The winner of 2007’s gong will be announced next month (Feb08).