Klaxons, Kings Of Leon and Feist have been named among the nominees for the 2007 Shortlist Prize.

The award, thought of as a US equivalent to the Mercury Music Prize, has previously been given to Damien Rice, Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power and TV On The Radio.

A 'longlist' of 55 nominees is initially drawn up, with records only considered if they were released in the US between January and November last year and have not been certified gold for domestic sales of 500,000 units.

The shortlist is drawn up by a panel, with Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody and The Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci this year part of the team responsible for whittling the long list down to a final crop of ten.

Previous listmakers for the Shortlist Prize, now in its seventh year, include Beck, Panic! at the Disco, Damon Albarn and Chris Martin.

This year's nominees are:

A Fine Frenzy: One Cell in the Sea
Against Me!: New Wave
Animal Collective: Strawberry Jam
Arcade Fire: Neon Bible
Bad Religion: New Maps of Hell’
Biffy Clyro: Puzzle
Bjork: Volta
Blonde Redhead: 23
BrakesBrakesBrakes: The Beatific Visions
Burial: Untrue
Calvin Harris: I Created Disco
Dead Heart Bloom: Chelsea Diaries
Digitalism: Idealism
Dollyrots: Because I'm Awesome
Eddie Vedder: Into the Wild Soundtrack
Feist: The Reminder
Fionn Regan: The End of History
Future of the Left: Curses
Gogol Bordello: Super Taranta
Grinderman: Grinderman
Gui Boratto: Chromaphobia
Iron and Wine: The Shepherd's Dog
Jesca Hoop: Kismet
Josh Ritter: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Juliette and the Licks: Four on the Floor
Justice: Cross
Keren Ann: Keren Ann
Kings of Leon: Because of the Times
Klaxons: Myths of the Near Future
LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver
Le Loup: The Throne of the Third Heaven
Les Savy Fav: Let's Stay Friends
MIA: Kala
Maps: We can Create
o'Death: Head Home
Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Parts and Labor: Mapmaker
Peter Bjorn and John: Writers Block
PJ Harvey: White Chalk
Puscifer: V is for Vagina
Robert Francis: One by One
Robert Pollard: Standard Gargoyle Decisions
Scout Niblett: This Fool Can Die Now
Serj Tankian: Elect the Dead
Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Stars: In Our Bedroom After the War
Swizz Beatz: One Man Band Man
The Bird and The Bee: The Bird and The Bee
The Hives: Black and White Album’
The Thrills: Teenager
Underworld: Oblivion with Bells
Wheat: Everyday I Said a Prayer
Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
Working for a Nuclear Free City: Businessmen and Ghosts

03/01/2008 11:50:31