Last year was a cracking one for both debut albums and delicious come back records, so picking a winner will be a task suited only for the fine judges that make up the AMP team.
This year’s Australian Music Prize recipient will be rolling in their well deserved $30,000, hopefully used to continue churning out the music we all love.
And without further ado, here are the 9 albums who made the shortlist. Drum roll please…
A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
The Avalanches – Wildflower
Big Scary – Animal
Camp Cope – Camp Cope
D.D Dumbo – Utopia Defeated
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Olympia – Self Talk
The Peep Tempel – Joy
We couldn’t be happier with the selection.