Arcade Fire, MIA, Justice make the final 10
The Shortlist Prize is widely considered the American version of the Mercury Prize and recognises acts that have sold fewer than 500,000 albums overseas.
Klaxons had been nominated for this year’s prize, but did not make it into the final round.
–By our Los Angeles staff.
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