Thursday, November 16, 2006

Is The Greatest the greatest?

The good people behind the Plug Cartel are accepting votes once more for their annual awards, this year split between general and obsessive categories.

Amongst the nominations:

For album of the year:

Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time (Sub Pop)
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar (Ba Da Bing)
Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit (Matador)
Cat Power - The Greatest (Matador)
Girl Talk - Night Ripper (Illegal Art)
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House (Warp)
J Dilla - Donuts (Stones Throw)
Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (Anti-)
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas (Dangerbird)T
he Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America (Vagrant)
The Knife - Silent Shout (Mute)

For artist of the year:

Arctic Monkeys
Band Of Horses
Cat Power
Girl Talk
J Dilla
Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins
M. Ward
Neko Case
Silversun Pickups
The Hold Steady
The Knife
Thom Yorke

Music website of the year:

allmusic.com
drownedinsound.com
dustedmagazine.com
ILX (I Love Music)
myspace.com
nme.com
ohmyrockness.com
pitchforkmedia.com
popmatters.com
prefixmag.com
stylusmagazine.com
youtube.com

Music blog of the year:

brooklynvegan.com
coolfer.com
discobelle.net
fluxblog.org
gerardvsbear.blogspot.com
gorillavsbear.blogspot.com
idolator.com
http://blog.largeheartedboy.com
music.for-robots.com
myoldkyhome.blogspot.com
stereogum.com
youaintnopicasso.com

New Artist of the year:

Arctic Monkeys
Band Of Horses
Beirut
The Black Angels
Cold War Kids
CSS
Islands
Silversun Pickups
Spank Rock
Tapes 'N Tapes
Tokyo Police Club
Voxtrot

There are other categories, many, many categories. It's about as close as you can get to filling out the old Sounds readers poll, where you had to set aside three days to decide on your favourite bass player in a trio, or left-handed drummer in an all-girl rock act.


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