New Pantheon Award Finalists Revealed
Elton John, Ben Gibbard, the creator of the OC, Nic Harcourt, Ric Ocasek, Elijah Wood, John Cameron Mitchell, Beck, Ryan Schreiber from Pitchfork, Dave Matthews, and a bunch of others nominated albums for the New Pantheon Music Award ("The award, which continues the mission of the now-defunct Shortlist Prize in recognizing noteworthy albums that have sold less than 500,000 copies in the United States").
Animal Collective's "Feels" (Fatcat)
Antony and the Johnsons' "I Am a Bird Now" (Secretly Canadian)
Fiona Apple's "Extraordinary Machine" (Epic)
the Arcade Fire's "Funeral" (Merge)
Bloc Party's "Silent Alarm" (Vice/Atlantic).
Death Cab For Cutie's "Plans" (Atlantic)
the Decemberists' "Picaresque" (Kill Rock Stars)
Kings Of Leon's "Aha Shake Heartbreak" (RCA)
M.I.A.'s "Arular" (XL/Beggars Banquet)
Sufjan Stevens' "Illinois" (Asthmatic Kitty)