The acts are among the 10 hopefuls fighting for the honour - a US equivalent of Britain's MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE - which is competed for by critically acclaimed albums that have not yet been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The winner will be announced in November (04) at Los Angeles' WILTERN THEATER.
The final Shortlist shortlist is:
WALKIE TALKIE - AIR
FRANZ FERDINAND - FRANZ FERDINAND
BOY IN DA CORNER - DIZZEE RASCAL
A GHOST IS BORN - WILCO
DESPERATE YOUTH, BLOODTHIRSTY BABES - TV ON THE RADIO
THE PRETTY TONEY ALBUM - GHOSTFACE KILLAH
GET AWAY FROM ME - NELLIE McKAY
HOT FUSS - THE KILLERS
A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE - THE STREETS
VAN LEAR ROSE - LORETTA LYNN.21/09/2004 02:22