The Shortlist Music Prize is set up to honour the most adventurous and creative albums in contemporary music...
WHITE STRIPES, AIR,
THE DRIVE-IN, GORILLAZ,
BETA BAND, PJ
HARVEY and RYAN
ADAMS are amongst the artists nominated for the new SHORTLIST MUSIC
PRIZE in the USA.
The prize, modelled on BRITAIN’s
MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE, has been set up to honour the most adventurous and
creative albums in contemporary music.
The nominated albums were chosen by a panel of 15 musicians and industry figures,
Aimee Mann, Dave Grohl, ?uestlove from
the Roots, Macy
Def, Trent Reznor, Lucinda Williams, Dan
the Automator, Nic Harcourt from renowned LA
radio station KCRW-FM, producers Ross Robinson (Korn,
the Drive-In) and Steve Lillywhite, and Urb
magazine editor Raymond Roker.
The panel nominated a list of 49 releases from which the ten finalists will be
chosen. This long list of nominees includes: Air
‘10,000 HZ Legend’ At The
Drive-In ‘Relationship of Command’ Basement
Jaxx ‘Rooty’ Beta Band
‘Hot Shots II’ Bilal
‘1st Born Second’ Cousteau ‘Cousteau’ Daft Punk
Warhols ‘Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia’,Foxy Brown ‘Broken
You Black Emperor! ‘Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven’ Gorillaz
‘Gorillaz’ Mystic ‘Cuts for Luck & Scars for Free’ PJ Harvey
‘Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea’ Roni
Size/Reprazent ‘In The Mode’ Ryan
Adams ‘Heartbreaker’Sigur Ros
‘Agaetis Byrjun’ Tortoise ‘Standards’ White
Stripes ‘White Blood Cells’
The list of ten finalists for the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in
Music will be announced on October 3. The award will be presented at a special
ceremony and concert event on October 30th in Los Angeles.