USA's Shortlist Prize nominations announced

UK's Burial competes with M.I.A., Arcade Fire, Wilco and more

news: Wednesday 30th January 2008

Burial the London-based urban garage/hardcore producer is a surprise short list nomination for the Short List Award which puts him in a list which includes Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsytem and Wilco for this year's Shortlist Prize after the final ten acts nominated were revealed by a panel of musicians, producers and journalists, known as the "Listmakers".

Past Listmakers have included Beck, Perry Farrell, Trent Reznor, Aimee Mann, Mos Def, Dave Matthews, Pharrell Williams, Tom Waits, Tori Amos, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and members of U2, The Roots, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Massive Attack, Dashboard Confessional, Metallica, System of a Down, The Cure, The Black Eyed Peas, and Chemical Brothers.

Burial released the critically acclaimed 'Untrue' last year on an independent London record label and the album surfaced at the top of many of the album of the year lists - despite almost no-one in the industry knowing his real identity.

Also in the nominations for the second time is the British/Sri-Lankan singer M.I.A for her second album 'Kala', and Wilco for 'Sky Blue Sky'.

The Shortlist Prize awards artists that have sold under 500,000 albums in the States. Recent winners have been Sigur Rós, N.E.R.D, Damien Rice, TV on the Radio, Sufjan Stevens, and Cat Power.

The final 2008 list is:

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Burial - Untrue
Feist - The Reminder
Justice - Cross
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
M.I.A. - Kala
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Stars - In Our Bedroom After the War
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

article by: Scott Williams

published: 30/01/2008 12:40


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