Tuesday, December 15, 2009

WOE BETIDE THE PENGUIN AWARDS in the slimmest year for music since the awards began way back in 1990. However, never let it be said that I cannot salvage something from almost nothing. While the pickins were slim, there were a few worthies and hence we nominated them. Before we start, it should be announced that there will be no award given for "Duet of the Year" this year as duets were thin on the ground in 2009. That being said, the noms are:
ALBUM COVER ARTWORK:
BAT FOR LASHES - TWO SUNS
LUDOVIC BOURCE - OSS 117: Rio Ne Reponds Pas (Rio Doesn't Answer)
THE LEISURE SOCIETY - THE SLEEPER
PAUL ROLAND - NEVERMORE
COVER SONG OF THE YEAR:
SUSAN BOYLE - WILD HORSES
ROBYN HITCHCOCK - I WANT YOU (SHE'S SO HEAVY)
BARRY MANILOW - CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
BAT FOR LASHES - TWO SUNS
THE BEATLES - THE ORIGINAL STUDIO RECORDINGS (BOX SET)
JOHN C. REILLY - WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY
LUDOVIC BOURCE - OSS 117: RIO NE REPONDS PAS
SONG OF THE YEAR:
DANIEL - BAT FOR LASHES
MR. HURRICANE - BEAST
BEAUTIFUL RIDE - JOHN C. REILLY
THE LAST OF THE MELTING SNOW - THE LEISURE SOCIETY
SOON WE'LL BE FOUND - SIA

4 comments:

Cheekies said...

Wow, even though that Natasha Kahn, Bat For Lashes chick is kinda hot I can't give her my support for song of the year. I thought my vote would go for the Dewey Cox song, however i was wrong. I have to give my vote to The Leisure Society and their song The Last of the Melthing Snow. But you are absolutely right, it was slim pickings for this year and you have a wider music interest than me so you can imagine how bad the choices are for me to go through and find nominees.

Weaverman said...

Ahh, C'mon you guys! I can't believe that Bob Dylan's Christmas album isn't even nominated. I'm snowed in here, sitting in front of a roaring fire roasting my nuts and I got my Bob to keep me warm. I admit I don't keep up with new stuff so I'll take your word that this year is Slim Pickens - Damn! them old cowboys get every where!

Cheekies said...

If you keep roasting your nuts you won't have your Bob to keep you company for long .... as for being snowed in, ditto for us - we are getting ready for a foot or more of snow in the next 18 hours. Fun NOT

Cerpts said...

I don't have it! I don't have it! I don't have Bob's new Christmas album -- OK that's a small fib since I DID get one songs from it free from itunes single of the week: an old favourite Christmas ditty called "MUST BE SANTA" I've had performed by Mitch Miller and his droning drones since I was a wee little elf. But there's always a chance that Father Christmas might send me the Dylan Christmas cd if he checks his list twice. And of course there's always next year. A cd doesn't have to be released in the exact year of the Penguin Awards; all it has to do is be "listened to" by me during the year and it's technically eligible. Can't judge music I haven't heard yet. That wouldn't be fair. So chin up, Bob. You're still in the running!