As you’ve doubtless gathered by now, we’ve started our own prestigious Uncut Music Award this year, for the most rewarding album released between September 2007 and August 2008. We've revealed the 25 albums that made it onto our longlist. Now, we’re thrilled to unveil the shortlist.

As you’ve doubtless gathered by now, we’ve started our own prestigious Uncut Music Award this year, for the most rewarding album released between September 2007 and August 2008. We’ve revealed the 25 albums that made it onto our longlist. Now, we’re thrilled to unveil the shortlist.



They are, in alphabetical order:

1. BON IVER – For Emma, Forever Ago (4AD)
2. DRIVE BY TRUCKERS – Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (New West)
3. ELBOW – The Seldom-Seen Kid (Fiction)
4. THE FELICE BROTHERS – The Felice Brothers (Loose)
5. FLEET FOXES – Fleet Foxes (Bella Union)
6. THE RACONTEURS – Consolers Of The Lonely (XL)
7. RADIOHEAD – In Rainbows (XL)
8. VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Vampire Weekend (XL)


Our illustrious judges – Peter Hook, Linda Thompson, Edwyn Collins, Bob Harris, Mark Radcliffe, Danny Kelly, Vince Power, Tony Wadsworth, Alison Howe and Allan Jones – will be meeting up any day now to choose their winner.
We’ll announce their choice in early November here. But in the meantime, please join in the discussion on who should win. Let us know what you think in the comment box below.