The long list of nominees for the Shortlist Music Prize have been announced. Man, they aren’t kidding around when they say “long list.” It’s a venerable who’s-who of coolness, and a lot of stuff of which I’ve not heard. On some level it’s frustrating that I don’t know everything, but it’s all the more reason to make a visit to Amoeba in the very near future. They’ve got some damn fine tastmakers as well. It’s nice to see Cameron Crowe‘s name among them.
Of course I can’t let an opportunity like this pass by without putting in my two cents as to who should make the final list of 10 (in alphabetical order).
Bright Eyes – Lifted
Cave In – Antenna
Damien Rice – O
Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
Iron & Wine – Creek Drank The Cradle
Mogwai – Happy Songs For Happy People
The Postal Service – Give Up
Sondre Lerche – Faces Down
Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Behind The Music
Turin Brakes – Ether Song
My vote is for Turin Brakes, which I think is one of the finest albums of the year. Now it’s your turn. Comment away.