Videos and reviews of the 8 in the running for this year's prize

Whittled down from the longlist of 25, Bob Dylan, Tinariwen, Grizzly Bear and Wilco are amongst the eight artists in the running for the prize to reward the “most inspiring and rewarding musical experience” of the past year.

The other contenders are Kings Of Leon, The Low Anthem, Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective.

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges, with the award announced in the January issue of Uncut – on sale on November 24.

The inaugural Uncut Music Award was awarded to Fleet Foxes for their self-titled debut album last year.

Here is a selection of videos and reviews of the nominated albums, click on the artists below, leave your votes and comments on the individual blogs!

The full Uncut Music Award shortlist is:

Stay tuned to the dedicated Uncut Music Awards blog here

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