Arcade Fire, M.I.A., Justice, and LCD Soundsystem are among the 10 finalists named for the Shortlist Music Prize. Also making the top 10 are Feist, Wilco, Spoon, Stars, Working For A Nuclear Free City, and Burial.
The Shortlist Prize is widely considered the American version of Britain’s Mercury Prize and recognizes acts that have sold fewer than 500,000 albums in the States.
Klaxons, winner of the most recent Mercury Prize, had been nominated for this year’s Shortlist, but did not make it into the final round.
This year’s panel of judges includes Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and Ronnie Vannucci of the Killers.
The winner will be announced in February. Previous winners include TV On The Radio, Cat Power, Damien Rice, N.E.R.D., and Sigur Ros.