Tuesday, December 10, 2013

PENGUIN AWARDS NOMINEES 2013

BETTER LATE THAN SORRY. 

Hectic time.  And consequently this penguin has been a little spaced -- as you can see from the photo.  I usually name the nominees post-Thanksgiving.  Well, this is technically post-Thanksgiving but it's usually a tad bit CLOSER to Thanksgiving than Christmas.  Beg the Congress's pardon.  However, now that we're here, let's get this shindig shundug.  Here are the nominees for the 2013 Penguin Awards.  As always, the winners will be announced (hopefully) sometime between Christmas and New Year's.

SONG OF THE YEAR
 
BURN IT DOWN  -  Linkin Park
CASTLE OF GLASS  -  Linkin Park
CLOISONNE  -  They Might Be Giants
COLD COLD HEARTS  -  The Launderettes
DEAR FATHER  -  Black Sabbath
DOOM AND GLOOM  -  The Rolling Stones
GET LUCKY  -  Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
GOLD ON THE CEILING  -  The Black Keys
HOME AGAIN  -  Elton John
I SAT BY THE OCEAN  -  Queens of the Stone Age
LITTLE BLACK SUBMARINES  -  The Black Keys
LONER  -  Black Sabbath
MADNESS  -  Muse
MY SONGS KNOW WHAT YOU DID IN THE DARK (LIGHT 'EM UP)  -  Fall Out Boy
PANIC STATION  -  Muse
THE PHOENIX  -  Fall Out Boy
RED HANDS  -  Walk Off the Earth
SOMETHING GOING WRONG  -  Chickenfoot
TRIPLE MANTRA  -  Nirinjan Kaur
 
 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
 
CHURCH OF REVERB  -  Messer Chups
EL CAMINO  -  The Black Keys
LEAVING EDEN  -  Carolina Chocolate Drops
...LIKE CLOCKWORK  -  Queens of the Stone Age
RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES  -  Daft Punk
SAVE ROCK AND ROLL  -  Fall Out Boy
THE 2ND LAW  -  Muse
13  -  Black Sabbath
III  -  Chickenfoot
TOM RUSH CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN MUSIC  -  Tom Rush & Friends
 
 
DUET OF THE YEAR
 
GET LUCKY  -  Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
ROSE TATTOO  -  Dropkick Murphys & Bruce Springsteen
TOUCH  -  Daft Punk & Paul Williams
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  -  Mary J. Blige & Barbra Steisand
 
 
COVER SONG OF THE YEAR
 
CRAZY  -  Petula Clark
FOREVER YOUNG (LIVE)  -  Brandi Carlile
HARLEM NOCTURNE  -  Messer Chups
SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW  -  Walk Off the Earth
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN (LIVE)  -  Heart
YOU BE ILLIN'  -  Carolina Chocolate Drops
 
 
BEST ALBUM COVER ART
 
CHURCH OF REVERB  -  Messer Chups

THE DIVING BOARD  -  Elton John
 
GRRR!  -  The Rolling Stones
 
 
...LIKE CLOCKWORK  -  Queens of the Stone Age
 

SAVE ROCK AND ROLL  -  Fall Out Boy
 

THE 2ND LAW  -  Muse


4 comments:

ernest said...

You listen to much more new stuff than me so it is hard to comment and make much sense. However, Carolina Chocolate Drops deserve attention from what I've seen of them and it is good to see The Stones included and Pet Clark doing "Crazy" certainly tweeks my interest.

Cerpts said...

Did you just say "tweeks", you naughty boy. Oh . . . interest.

My parents recently saw one member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops (the one with the hat whose name temporarily escapes me) at the Tom Rush 50th concert which coincidentally also is nominated.

OH, and to be perfectly clear, I hope you don't think Petula's CRAZY is the Willie Nelson-written, Patsy Cline song but the Gnarls Barkley "new stuff". :)

Dis Guy said...

I thought it was going to be a Patsy Cline cover and to be honest was disappointed it wasn't. Don't care for the Gnarls Barkley song. Like the Muse and Linkin Park stuff. The Heart cover of Stairway was stuff of legends watching Robert Plant tear up as he watched the Wilson girls do his song justice. Ahhh yes, good Old Green Eyes and I do mean "old"

ernest said...

Oh...interest fades.