Find out which albums have made the shortlist
The award will be given to the act who has made the album the panel of judges deems to be the best of the past year.
The judging panel included former New Order bassist Peter Hook, EMI chief executive Tony Wadsworth and DJ Mark Radcliffe.
The winning album will be announced early next month.
The shortlist, trimmed down to the final eight from a list of 25, for the Uncut Music Award is:
Bon Iver – ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’
Elbow – ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’
Drive-By Truckers – ‘Brighter Than Creation’s Dark’
The Felice Brothers – ‘The Felice Brothers’
Fleet Foxes – ‘Fleet Foxes’
The Raconteurs – ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’
Radiohead – ‘In Rainbows’
Vampire Weekend – ‘Vampire Weekend’
Uncut editor Allan Jones said in a statement: “Reducing our original list of 25 albums to a short list of eight was not what you call an easy task.
“I’m very excited, though, by the final selection of albums that will contest the inaugural Uncut Music Award. The eight shortlisted albums are an exciting reflection of the great music produced over the last year and highlights the diversity of music regularly championed by Uncut.
“What happens next is going to be very interesting indeed.”
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