Yesterday Toronto's Feist won the US Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Reminder. Now in its seventh year, the Shortlist pays tribute to artists who "haven't hit the mainstream yet" (I guess they haven't seen those iPod commercials).
Judge Gary Lightbody of Snowpatrol called The Reminder "the album of the year for 2007 or any year I can think of: It's modern and classic all at once. There are so many kinds of beauty in this record."
2007 finalists also included Montreal's Arcade Fire, Burial, Justice, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Spoon, Stars, Wilco and Working for a Nuclear Free City. Cat Power took the award last year for The Greatest, and previous winners include Damien Rice, TV on the Radio, Sigur Ros and Sufjan Stevens.