The Short List of Music: Or, if you’re feeling cynical today, An Attempt by the Music Industry At Large to Give Shout-Outs to Those Acts Not Pulling In the Billboard Bullets (i.e. The Majority of Musical Recording Acts, Duh). If you released an album after July 1, 2000, and you’re not certified Gold (500,000 units sold), you were eligible for this list. 49 albums were nominated by select panelists knee-deep in all aspects of the industry. Nominees include Cannibal Ox, the Beta Band, Air, Sigur Ros, Ron Sexsmith, Gillian Welch, Foxy Brown, the White Stripes, Cake, Tortoise, and (of course) Nikka Costa. Yes, it’s that messy. THE Shortlist (the Top 10, as it were) will be announced on October 3rd. So what do YOU think?