Shortlist Music Prize Announces Final Ten

Published: 2004-09-22
Since it's inception in 2001, the Shortlist Music Prize has honoured the most creative albums of the year spanning across all genres music. Not only are the albums nominated chosen by the artists' fellow musicians, but no record that's moved over 500,000 units in the US is eligible for consideration.

Past winners of the Shortlist Music Prize include Damien Rice with 'O', N.E.R.D. with 'In Search Of…' and Sigur Ros with 'Agaetis Byrjun'.

This year's listmakers include country singers the Dixie Chicks, funny man Jack Black, and Robert Smith, lead singer of the Cure, among many others. Each of the listmakers nominates up to seven albums they feel worthy of being awarded the Shortlist Prize, which then make it to the longlist.

Announced in August, the 2004 longlist included everything from the legendary David Bowie's 'Reality' to British rapper Dizzee Rascals' 'Boy In Da Corner' to Canada's own A.C. Newman's 'The Slow Wonder. To check-out the full longlist for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize head on over to www.shortlistofmusic.com.

Since then the massive list of albums has been whittled down to just ten – the shortlist. This week the Shortlist Organization announced the final ten albums up for consideration, and they are as follows:

Air – 'Talkie Walkie' (Astralwerks)
Dizzee Rascal – 'Boy In Da Corner' (Matador/XL)
Franz Ferdinand – 'Franz Ferdinand' (Domino/Epic)
Ghostface – 'The Pretty Toney Album' (Def Jam)
The Killers – 'Hot Fuss' (Island)
Loretta Lynn – 'Van Lear Rose' (Interscope)
Nellie McKay – 'Get Away From Me' (Columbia)
The Streets – 'A Grand Don't Come For Free' (Vice)
TV On The Radio – 'Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes' (Touch & Go)
Wilco – 'A Ghost Is Born' (Nonesuch)

The winner of the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize will be announced on November 11th at a gala concert in Los Angeles.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

    Photo:Air

 

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