MTV2 Presents: Shortlist 2004 Nominees

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Founded in 2001, the Shortlist Music Prize aims to honor the most creative and artistic albums of the year, as chosen by a panel of musicians and music-industry insiders. Like Britain's Mercury Prize, it's become a badge of honor even to be nominated -- past winners have included Damien Rice, N.E.R.D., and Sigur Rós. This 15-track disc offers a track apiece from each of the ten finalists for 2004, along with songs from Muse, Jem, the Secret Machines, Café Tacuba, and Ryan Adams. The offerings vary from the edgy hip-hop of Dizzee Rascal and Ghostface to the billowy electronica of Air to the heady pop-punk of Franz Ferdinand to the garage-laced country of Loretta Lynn. As such, the disc acts as a snapshot of some of ...
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Editorial Reviews

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Founded in 2001, the Shortlist Music Prize aims to honor the most creative and artistic albums of the year, as chosen by a panel of musicians and music-industry insiders. Like Britain's Mercury Prize, it's become a badge of honor even to be nominated -- past winners have included Damien Rice, N.E.R.D., and Sigur Rós. This 15-track disc offers a track apiece from each of the ten finalists for 2004, along with songs from Muse, Jem, the Secret Machines, Café Tacuba, and Ryan Adams. The offerings vary from the edgy hip-hop of Dizzee Rascal and Ghostface to the billowy electronica of Air to the heady pop-punk of Franz Ferdinand to the garage-laced country of Loretta Lynn. As such, the disc acts as a snapshot of some of the year's most daring music.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
MTV2 Presents: Shortlist 2004 Nominees features songs from each of the competition's ten Shortlist finalists, plus a handful of tracks from the Longlist of nominees. This year's list is admirably diverse, ranging from Ghostface's Pretty Toney album represented here by the fun "Save Me Dear" to Wilco's A Ghost Is Born and Loretta Lynn's stellar Van Lear Rose, even if it features a surprising amount of music from already-established acts such as Air. TV on the Radio's aching "Staring at the Sun," Nellie McKay's "David," and the fierce, alien garage of Dizzee Rascal's "Fix Up Look Sharp" reflect some of the newer music chosen by the Shortlist's panelists who included Robert Smith, the Dixie Chicks, and Jim Jarmusch in 2004. The Streets make a return to the list after 2003's nomination for Original Pirate Material and for which they probably should've won with A Grand Don't Come for Free, as represented here by "Dry Your Eyes." "Michael," the most daring track on Franz Ferdinand's massively popular self-titled debut, is another highlight, even though Franz Ferdinand surpassed the Shortlist's "less than 500,000 copies sold" rule shortly after it was nominated. Some of the Longlist inclusions are more unusual than many of the Shortlist picks, although Ryan Adams' "Hotel Chelsea Nights" sounds like a kissing cousin to Wilco's "Hell Is Chrome" and MUSE's soaring "Time Is Running Out" once again explains why they share so many fans with Radiohead, Coldplay, and U2. Café Tacuba's "Eres" is a somewhat strange pick for this collection, considering that there are plenty of other tracks on Cuatro Caminos that capture the album's freewheeling creativity. Secret Machines' "Nowhere" is also a welcome reminder of how strong their Now Here Is Nowhere is. Still, it's too bad that the collection didn't take the opportunity to reflect some of the Longlist's more interesting artists, like Blanche, Blonde Redhead, the Fiery Furnaces, Electrelane, or Bebel Gilberto. Without a doubt, MTV2 Presents: Shortlist 2004 Nominees features some of the year's best music, and actually works pretty well as a sampler of such; it's just that it doesn't feel quite as adventurous or exciting as it could.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2004
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018292627
  • Catalog Number: 82926
  • Sales rank: 278,375

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Michael - Franz Ferdinand (3:22)
  2. 2 Time Is Running Out - Muse (3:56)
  3. 3 Staring at the Sun - TV on the Radio (3:25)
  4. 4 Fix Up, Look Sharp - Dizzee Rascal (3:45)
  5. 5 David (2:46)
  6. 6 They - Jem (3:15)
  7. 7 Believe Me Natalie - The Killers (5:06)
  8. 8 Mrs. Leroy Brown (3:37)
  9. 9 Dry Your Eyes - The Streets (4:29)
  10. 10 Nowhere Again - Secret Machines (4:12)
  11. 11 Eres - Café Tacvba (4:26)
  12. 12 Save Me Dear - Ghostface Killah (3:01)
  13. 13 Surfing on a Rocket - Air (3:42)
  14. 14 Hotel Chelsea Nights - Ryan Adams (5:09)
  15. 15 Hell Is Chrome - Wilco (4:33)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Loretta Lynn Composer
Geoff Emerick Producer
Elliott Federman Mastering
Kenny Gamble Composer
Jim O'Rourke Producer
John Porter Producer
Gustavo Santaolalla Producer
Jeff Tweedy Composer
Wilco Producer
Muse Producer
J.M. Griffiths Composer
Ghostface Killah Producer
Rich Costey Producer
Air Producer
Craig Balsam Executive Producer
Cliff Chenfeld Executive Producer
Jean-Benoît Dunckel Composer
Nicolas Godin Composer
Tom Sarig Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Tore Johansson Producer
Ryan Adams Composer, Producer
E. Del Real Composer
Mike Jorgensen Composer
Mike Skinner Composer, Producer
Ge-ology Producer
Kevin Mangini Executive Producer
Chris Wolstenholme Composer
Matthew Bellamy Composer
Dominic Howard Composer
Secret Machines Composer, Producer
Jack White Producer
David Andrew Sitek Producer
Yoad Nevo Producer
Dizzee Rascal Producer
Jem Producer
Alex Kapranos Composer
Nick McCarthy Composer
Nellie McKay Composer
The Killers Producer
Brandon Flowers Composer
Ronnie Vannucci Composer
Rich Browd Art Direction
Holly Schomann Executive Producer
Greg Spotts Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Sarah James Packaging Manager
Jeffrey Saltzman Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    "MTV2 Presents Short-List 2004 Nominees" is a 15 song

    "MTV2 Presents Short-List 2004 Nominees" is a 15 song collection from various artists. I enjoyed "They" by Jem and "Surfing On A Rocket" by Air the most. However, "Michael" by Franz Ferdinand, "Time Is Running Out" by Muse, "David" by Nellie McKay, and "Dry Your Eyes" by The Streets are also some of the good songs featured within this collection. "MTV2 Presents Short-List 2004 Nominees" is great for those who like a sampler of various artist collections featuring alternative rock, indie rock, country rock, and electronica music.

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