The Shortlist Prize, the music award that, thanks to some inside tumult, had its list of potential nominees winnowed down by a guy from Snow Patrol and a non-Brandon Flowers member of the Killers, announced its 10-album finalist list today. Which is, you know, Oscar day and all, meaning that its announcement would fall even more by the wayside than it might on a normal day. But that’s OK, because this list–which were deduced to be the best among those albums “released in the US from January through November 2007 … [that] had not been certified gold for domestic sales of 500,000 units”–will probably look familiar to anyone who was paying even the most cursory attention to the music press last month. Can you figure out which albums made the cut? Check out the nominees, put your list together, and then click!
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
Feist, The Reminder
LCD Soundsystem, Sound Of Silver
Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Stars, In Our Bedroom After The War
Wilco, Sky Blue Sky
Working for a Nuclear Free City
So how’d you do? I got 8 out of 10, thanks to my sentimentalism for PJ Harvey and my figuring that people would still be spooging over Strawberry Jam. But hey, for once, we at least won’t have to have the “Wilco was robbed” argument, right?