After a year off, The Shorlist Music Prize has returned to acknowledge those quality albums of 2006 that have not sold 500,000 units or more.
With listmakers including KT Tunstall, Panic! At the Disco, Franz Ferdinand, Sufjan Stevens and members of Flaming Lips, The Killers and Snow Patrol, the 10 finalists were chosen from a nomination pool of 61. Independent lables brought 9 of the 10 finalists into the world marking the largest indie sector representation in the award’s half-dozen year history.
Without further ado, the finalists are as follows:
Band of Horses
Bonnie “Prince” Billy