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:
ILX (I Love Music)

Music blog of the year:

New Artist of the year:

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

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.