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Any Major Awards 2007 – Nominations

December 13th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Unlike The Grammies, which in March 2008 will celebrate the (probably most objectionable) music of 2006, this blog wastes no time in honouring the Best of 2007. And, no, I haven’t heard the Radiohead album, and, yes, I know I’m From Barcelona and Auggie March where released in their countries last year. The winners will be announced on Sunday, or thereabouts.

And the nominees are:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Nominees to be announced with the category awards

Indie Album of the Year:

Swedish:
Billie the Vision & the Dancers – Where the Ocean Meets My Hand
I’m From Barcelona – Let Me Introduce My Friends
Loney, Dear – Loney, Noir
The Mary Onettes – The Mary Onettes

Other places:
Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin
Feist – The Reminder
Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
The Shins – Wincing The Night Away

Rock Album of the Year:
Bruce Springsteen – Magic
Collective Soul – Afterwords
Foo Fighters – Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
Fountains Of Wayne – Traffic And Weather
Manic Street Preachers – Send Away The Tigers

Pop Album of the Year:
Abra Moore – On The Way
Barenaked Ladies – Are Me
Colbie Caillat – Coco (see Songbirds Vol. 5)
Rilo Kiley – Under The Blacklight (more here)
Sara Bareilles – Little Voice

Country Album of the Year:
Miranda Lambert – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Tim McGraw – Let It Go
Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles – Diamonds In The Dark (see Songbirds Vol. 2)
Steve Earle – Washington Square Serenade
Rickie Lee Jones – The Sermon On Exposition Boulevard (see Songbirds Vol. 1)

Americana Album Of The Year
Bright Eyes – Cassadaga
Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
Son Volt – The Search
Wilco – Sky Blue Sky

Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year
Male:
Cary Brothers – Who You Are
Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala (more here)
Josh Rouse – Country Mouse, City House (more here)
Josh Woodward – Not Quite Connected

Female:
A Fine Frenzy – One Cell In The Sea (see Songbirds Vol. 1)
Brandi Carlile – The Story (see Songbirds Vol. 2)
Brooke Fraser – Albertine (see Songbirds Vol. 4)
Kate Walsh – Tim’s House (see Songbirds Vol. 5)
MariaTaylor – Lynn Teeter Flower (see Songbirds Vol. 4)
Missy Higgins – On A Clear Night (see Songbirds Vol. 1)
Rosie Thomas – These Friends Of Mine (see Songbirds Vol. 3)

R&B/Hip Hop:
Alicia Keys – As I Am
Amerie – Because I Love It
Common – Finding Forever
(yes, I did struggle in this category)

Best Kicked-Back Album:
Richard Hawley – Lady’s Bridge (more here)

Overrated Artist of the Year:
Amy Winehouse
Comparable album people should listen to instead: Nicole Atkins – Neptune City

Best Newcomer:
A Fine Frenzy
Colbie Caillat
I’m From Barcelona

Most Disappointing Album:
Joseph Arthur – Let’s Just Be

SONG OF THE YEAR:
Final nominees to be announced with awards

Pop/Rock:
Colbie Caillat – Bubbly
Foo Fighters – The Pretender
Hello Saferide – I Was Definitely Made For These Times
Jens Lekman – A Postcard For Nina
Michelle Featherstone – Rest of My Life
Powderfinger – Wishing On The Same Moon
Relient K – Deathbed
Richard Hawley – Valentine
Rilo Kiley – Breakin’ Up
Sara Bareilles – Gravity

Indie/Americana:
Augie March – One Crowded Hour
Bright Eyes – If The Brakeman Turns My Way
I’m From Barcelona – Oversleeping
Iron & Wine – Flightless Bird, American Mouth
Loney Dear – I Am John
Pelle Carlberg – Crying All The Way To The Pawnshop
The Bird & The Bee – Fucking Boyfriend
Wilco – Impossible Germany

Singer-songwriter/Country:
Abra Moore – Family Affair
Adam Merrin – Still Alright
Brandi Carlisle – The Story
Elvis Perkins – While You Were Sleeping
Fountains Of Wayne – Fire In The Canyon
Ingrid Michaelson – Keep Breathing
Josh Rouse – Sweetie
Kate Walsh – Is This It
Phil Campbell – Maps
Rosie Thomas – Much Farther To Go
Tim McGraw – Nothing To Die For

South African Song Of The Year:
Velve – Overpass

BLOG AWARDS

Best Blog of The Year
MUSIC
Album blogs:
Earbleedingcountry
Just Good Tunes
Pascal’s Country Sounds
Peanut’s Playground
RegnYouth
Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers
Touched Mix

Single blogs:
Digital Citrus
Echoes In The Wind
Don’t Burn the Day Away
I Am Fuel, You Are Friends
Ill Folks
It’s Hard To Find A Friend
Jefitoblog (R.I.P. till the resurrection)
Music Of The Moment
The College Crowd Digs Me
The Glorious Hum
The Hits Just Keep Coming
The Late Greats
Tsururadio

Retro blogs:
ALBUMS:
Beehive Candy
DeaconBlues
Fullundie
Music Buzz

SINGLES:
Lost in the ’80s
Mine For Life
Not Rock On
Retro Remixes
The Wolfman Howls
The Infonistacrat

NON-MUSIC
15 Minute Lunch
Csíkszereda
Girl On A Train
Invereskstreet

Spangly Princess
Stay-At-Home Indie Pop

Sunset Over Slawit
The Black Hole
The Ghost Of Electricity
The Silwane Files

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Totally Fuzzy
with a BIG Thank You for the fantastic service these guys provide to the bloggers and those who search for great, new blogs. One more time: Fuzzy And Blue by the Sesame Street monsters

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  1. Divinyl
    December 13th, 2007 at 20:48 | #1

    My vote (although they’re not on your lists!) for best country album of the year would be Sam Baker – Pretty World; and for female singer-songwriter probably Jesca Hoop – Kismet.

  2. Johnny Virgil
    December 14th, 2007 at 05:08 | #2

    Hey thanks!

  3. Casey
    December 14th, 2007 at 05:16 | #3

    A few short thoughts that crossed my mind.I was glad to see your mention of Steve Earle’s new CD. Other than one song performed on Letterman…(and I liked it alot)…hearing Steve on the radio anymore is a rare thing. That’s sad.I just had the opportunity to listen to a few songs by Elvis Perkins. (and I am aware he is the son of Anthony). And I was quite surprised how much I enjoyed him. I’ve asked for his CD for Xmas.Your voting…”widget?”…is really a neat feature. Looks really nice, too.Finally, your music blog is excellent and easily should be listed among the rest. A lot of work you’ve put in!Props!And a Merry Christmas.

  4. Chris
    December 14th, 2007 at 14:35 | #4

    wow, I’m nominated! Thanks for the honour! Look forward to the winners announcement… spotted some albums that probably will be in my list, too (if it ever gets finished, that is! :) )

  5. Beth
    December 14th, 2007 at 15:08 | #5

    Thank you very much for putting me on your list!

  6. whiteray
    December 16th, 2007 at 00:51 | #6

    Thanks for the nomination! Casey is right — yours should be on the list, too! Rock on!

  7. THE VINYL DISTRICT
    December 16th, 2007 at 01:50 | #7

    Happy to see a few of my blog pals have made the list — and well deserved, I might add.Cheers to all!

  8. jabartlett.wordpress.com
    December 18th, 2007 at 15:59 | #8

    Boy, am I late getting to this . . . but thanks for the nomination. I’m not sorry to lose to Echoes in the Wind, though–I’d have voted for Whiteray, too.jbThe Hits Just Keep on Comin’

  9. Tsuru
    December 21st, 2007 at 22:56 | #9

    Oh wow!! I got nominated for my little pervy corner of the universe??? Thanks so much!! Any Major Nomination is one of the best nominations a weirdo like me could ever get…..thanks!!!!Tsuruhttp://www.tsururadio.comVinyl Preservation Societyhttp://www.myspace.com/tsururadio=D

  10. Anonymous
    May 6th, 2008 at 17:36 | #10

    this is where there are different news about this album: http://lavamus.com/Album/2455463/Sara_Bareilles/Little_Voice__Special_Edition_/mp3/

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