Shortlist Music Prize Finalists Announced

The Shortlist Music Prize announcement is here! Remember, last time it was renamed the New Pantheon Prize? Now it’s called the Shortlist Music Prize again. And you still don’t care!

But for the trivia fiends and listmakers, here’s who the panel (i.e., members of Franz Ferdinand, Panic! At The Disco, Snow Patrol, the Killers, Flaming Lips, KT Tunstall, and Sufjan Stevens) chose…

Band of Horses ? Everything All the Time
Beirut ? Gulag Orskestar
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The Letting Go
Cat Power ? The Greatest
Girl Talk – Night Ripper
Hot Chip – The Warning
Joanna Newsom – Ys
Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope
Spank Rock – YoYoYoYoYo
Tom Waits – Orphans

If you see Regina Spektor, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, or Spank Rock at Coachella this weekend, make sure to congratulate them. We’d predict a winner, but we are always wrong with this Shortlist shit. Here are the past winners:

2001: Sigur Rós – Agaetis Byrjun
2002: N.E.R.D – In Search Of…
2003: Damien Rice – O
2004: TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
2005: Sufjan Stevens – Illinois