Friday, May 04, 2007

The Music Blog Awards 2007 (MuBA)

What are the Music Blog Awards?

The Music Blog Awards are the first award event where the music bloggers get to nominate their favorite artists. Over 35 of the best and brightest bloggers on the net selected nominees in 14 different categories from Best Album to Best Song to Best Taco (okay, I made up the last category). Yours truly helped with the nomination process and I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the list of nominees. I think this is the first award show I've been privy to and I didn't cringe when I saw the list of nominees. But here's the best thing about it, the public gets to vote for the winners. Just go here and place your vote with Emusic!

For everyone who votes, you'll get a chance to sign-up for Emusic and download an exclusive MuBA playlist, featuring tracks and artists from the MuBA nominee list. Everyone who signs up for Emusic will get 40 free downloads. And if you try out Emusic for a couple of weeks and don't like it, you can cancel your membership and keep the downloads without having to pay a dime!!

Instead of a typical list today, I've include the nominee list instead. Now Go vote!!

Album of the Year

  1. Camera Obscura – Let's Get Out Of This Country
  2. Hot Chip – The Warning
  3. Joanna Newsom – YS
  4. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
  5. The Knife – Silent Shout
  6. TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain

Song of the Year

  1. Band of Horses – The Funeral
  2. Beirut – Postcards From Italy
  3. Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken
  4. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
  5. Midlake – Roscoe
  6. Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks

Best Artist

  1. Beck
  2. Joanna Newsom
  3. The Decemberists
  4. The Knife
  5. TV On the Radio

Best Blog

1. An Aquarium Drunkard
2. I Guess I'm Floating
3. Large Hearted Boy
4. My Old Kentucky Blog
5. Stereogum

Best Live Band

1. Cansei Der Se Sexy (CSS)
2. Radiohead
3. Tapes N Tapes
4. The Decemberists
5. TV on the Radio

Best Rock Album

1. The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
2. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
3. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
4. TV on the Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain
5. Wolfmother – Wolfmother

Best Rock Song

1. Band of Horses – The Funeral
2. Tapes N Tapes – Insistor
3. The Decemberists – O! Valencia
4. The Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes
5. TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me

Best Debut Album

  1. Beirut – Gulag Orkestar
  2. Cold War Kids – Robbers & Cowards
  3. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
  4. Lily Allen – Alright, Still
  5. Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
  6. We Are Scientists – With Love and Squalor

Best Indie Album

  1. Cold War Kids – Robbers & Cowards
  2. The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls In America
  3. Sunset Rubdown – Shup Up I Am Dreaming
  4. Tapes and Tapes – The Loon
  5. The Thermals – The Body, The Blood, The Machine

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  1. Cansei De Ser Sexy – Cansei De Ser Sexy
  2. Girl Talk – Night Ripper
  3. Goldfrapp – Supernature
  4. Hot Chip – The Warning
  5. The Knife – Silent Shout

Best Dance/Electronica Song

  1. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
  2. Hot Chip – And I Was A Boy From School
  3. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33
  4. The Knife – We Share Our Mother's Health
  5. The Rapture – Whoo! Alright, Yeah…Uh Huh

Best Rap Song

  1. Nas – Hip-Hop Is Dead
  2. Outkast – PJ and Rooster
  3. T.I. – What You Know

Best Rap Album

  1. Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
  2. Ghostface Killah – Fishscale
  3. Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
  4. Nas – Hip-Hop Is Dead
  5. Rhymefest – Blue Collar

Best Country/Alt.Country/Country Rock Album

  1. Drive By Truckers – A Blessing And A Curse
  2. Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
  3. Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
  4. Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World
  5. The Be Good Tanyas – Hello Love

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