61 albums have been shortlisted for the 2016 Australian Music Prize – what do you reckon made the cut?

It’s that time of the year again where the team at the Australian Music Prize hunker down and delve into the sea of great Aussie music that has come out in the last 12 months and attempt to decide on a winner – a task which we can only imagine would be excruciatingly difficult.

However, the AMP have finally emerged to announced the shortlist of potential winners, whittled down from 364 eligible albums  – what do you reckon made the cut?

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61 albums out of a possible 364 have been shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize – what do you reckon made the cut?

Former Grinspoon frontman, and one of the AMP judges, Phil Jameson is impressed by the list, saying:

“Wowsers… what a trip… so many great records of so many genres… the Australian Music Prize has never been so sprawling… getting to the end of almost 400 albums… it has been rewarding but also somewhat exhausting… hope you love our Longlist as much as we do”.

Of the 61 potentials, 9 albums will make the cut for the short-shortlist, which will be announced on the 18th of January. From there one will emerge as the winner of the $30,000 prize (which Courtney Barnett deservingly won last year), courtesy of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA).

Check out the fill list below and ruminate away on who should be the winner.

The AMP shortlist, in alphabetical order:

A.B. Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’
Archie Roach – ‘Let Love Rule’
The Avalanches – ‘Wildflower’
Big Scary – ‘Animal’
Big White – ’Teenage Dreams’
Camp Cope – ‘Camp Cope’
Cash Savage and the Last Drinks – ‘One Of Us’
Chook Race – ‘Around The House’
Curse Ov Dialect – ‘Twisted Strangers’
D.D Dumbo – ‘Utopia Defeated’
Deborah Conway/Willy Zygier – ‘Everybody’s Begging’
The Delta Riggs – ‘Active Galactic’
Dope Lemon – ‘Honey Bones’
Dorsal Fins – ‘Digital Zodiac’
The Drones – ‘Feelin’ Kinda Free’
Ducks! – ‘Ding Ding Ding’
Ela Stiles – ‘Molten Metal’
Emma Russack – ‘In a New State’
Flume – ’Skin’
friendships – ‘Nullarbor 1988 – 1989’
Gabriella Cohen – ‘Full Closure And No Detail’
Gawurra – ‘Ratja Yaliyal’
Gentleforce – ‘Refuge From The Great Sadness’
Halfway – ‘The Golden Halfway Record’
Jagwar Ma – ‘Every Now & Then’
Jarrow – ‘2003 Dream’
The Jezabels – ‘Synthia’
Julia Jacklin – ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Nonagon Infinity’
Koi Child – ‘Koi Child’
Liz Stringer – ‘All Of The Bridges’
Marcus Whale – ‘Inland Sea’
Mark Pritchard – ‘Under The Sun’
Melody Pool – ‘Deep Dark Savage Heart’
Mike Noga – ‘King’
The Moles – ’Tonight’s Music’
Mt. Mountain – ‘Cosmos Terros’
The Nation Blue – ‘Black’
NGAIIRE – ‘Blastoma’
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – ‘Skeleton Tree’
NO ZU – ‘Afterlife’
Olympia – ‘Self Talk’
Pale Earth – ‘Always’
The Peep Tempel – ‘Joy’
Pikelet – ‘Tronc’
Rainbow Chan – ‘Spacings’
REMI – ‘Divas & Demons’
Richard Cuthbert – ‘Peach Plum’
Safe Hands – ‘Tie Your Soul To Mine’
Sara Storer – ’Silos’
Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Roses Always Die’
Solo Andata – ‘In The Lens’
Sophie Hutchings – ‘Wide Asleep’
Stu Hunter – ’the migration’
Summer Flake – ‘Hello Friends’
Teeth & Tongue – ‘Give Up On Your Health’
Troy Cassar-Daley – ‘Things I Carry Around’
Twelve Foot Ninja – ‘Outlier’
Urthboy – ‘The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat’
Violent Soho – ‘WACO’
Yeo – ‘Ganbaru’