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Soundblab Awards 2011 - Get Voting!

by Rich Morris Rating: Release Date:

"What time is it?" asked Public Enemy's Flavour Flav famously. For him, it was probably crack o'clock; for you, it's time to vote in the second annual Soundblab Awards. Don't know about you, about this time of year, Soundblab generally gets mightily irked by those music award shows which give out the gongs to all the wrong people. Yes, we know we could just ignore them but then what would we use to fill the crushing emptiness inside? Gambling? Love? Ha!, we laugh mirthlessly while blinking back cruel tears.

The great thing about the Soundblab Awards is that, being a website run by geeks, obsessives and borderline sociopaths spurred on by nothing more than an all-consuming love of music, we don't have to make compromises based on trivialities such as who's shifted the most records (hello, The Brits) or who has to be kept sweet because they shift copies (hello, NME Awards). The other great thing about the Soundblab Awards is that they're entirely voted for by you: our members, contributors and users. So the winners are a genuine reflection of who you think deserves recognition and respect. Unless, of course, we're talking about the awards for worst album, worst single and worst band of the year, in which case we want to hear who you think spent 2010 breaking through the bottom of the barrel to deliver 24 carat shit to the music world. Then there's the Soundblab Legend Award, which does exactly what it says on the tin: each year we want to crown someone different who's made a seismic and indisputably pioneering contribution to music. It could be someone great who's passed away in the last year (been too many of those), or just someone who's always been a personal hero of yours. Here's your chance to pay tribute.

The categories are below. Have a think and get voting either by commenting below or emailing editor@soundblab.com.

Best Album

2010 winner: Fever Ray - Fever Ray

Best Single

2010 winner: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Zero'

Best Band

2010 winner: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Solo Artist

2010 winner: Fever Ray

Best Video

2010 winner: Jarvis Cocker - 'Further Complications'

Best Album Artwork

2010 winner: Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications

Worst Album

2010 winner: Muse - The Resistance

Worst Single

2010 winner: Muse - 'Uprising'

Worst Band

2010 winner: Muse

Best Dressed

2010 winner: Lady Gaga

Worst Dressed

2010 winner: Lady Gaga

Best Newcomer

2010 winner: The Drums

Soundblab Legend Award

2010 winner: Jarvis Cocker

Best Floor-Filler

2010 winner: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Zero'

Best Live Act

2010 winner: Jarvis Cocker

Best Website

2010 winner: Soundblab

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Best Album: Swans- My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
Best Single: Veronica Falls- Found Love In A Graveyard
Best Band: The Wind-Up Birds
Best Solo Artist: James Jackson Toth (Wooden Wand)
Best Video: Grinderman- Heathen Child
Best...

Best Album: Swans- My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
Best Single: Veronica Falls- Found Love In A Graveyard
Best Band: The Wind-Up Birds
Best Solo Artist: James Jackson Toth (Wooden Wand)
Best Video: Grinderman- Heathen Child
Best Album Artwork: Grinderman 2
Worst Album: One Night Only- S/T
Worst Single: Katy Perry- Teenage Dream
Worst Band: The Script
Best Dressed: Dead Meadow (on cover to Three Kings)
Worst Dressed: One Night Only
Best Newcomer: Rangda
Legend: Mark Linkous
Best Floor-Filler: LCD Soundsystem- Drunk Girls
Best Live Act: Low
Best Website: Soundblab (naturally)...

I spend far too long thinkin' about stuff like this....

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Cheers, Andy! And you're not the only one who spends a lot of time thinking about this stuff.

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Best Album: The Butterfly Explosion - Lost Tribes
Best Single: O Children - Ruins
Best Band: The Irrepressibles
Best Solo Artist: Zola Jesus
Best Video: Spokes - Torn Up In Praise (watch at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iQ5XBTZ3Vs)
Best Album...

Best Album: The Butterfly Explosion - Lost Tribes
Best Single: O Children - Ruins
Best Band: The Irrepressibles
Best Solo Artist: Zola Jesus
Best Video: Spokes - Torn Up In Praise (watch at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iQ5XBTZ3Vs)
Best Album Artwork: Zola Jesus - Stridulum (II)
Worst Album: The Script - Science and Faith
Worst Single: Katy Perry- Fireworks
Worst Band: The Script
Best Dressed: The Irrepressibles
Worst Dressed: Lady Gaga
Best Newcomer: Yuck
Legend: Mick Karn
Best Floor-Filler: Trash Kit - Cadets
Best Live Act: Yuck
Best Website: Soundblab (well it's not gonna be Pitchfork!!!)

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I was waiting for someone else to go first so I could copy and paste the categories :)

Best Album: Foals - Total Life Forever
Best Single: Best Coast - Boyfriend
Best Band: Summer Camp
Best Solo Artist: Twin Shadow
Best Video: No idea, I only...

I was waiting for someone else to go first so I could copy and paste the categories :)

Best Album: Foals - Total Life Forever
Best Single: Best Coast - Boyfriend
Best Band: Summer Camp
Best Solo Artist: Twin Shadow
Best Video: No idea, I only watch MTV for Jersey Shore ;)
Best Album Artwork: Caribou - Swim
Worst Album: One Night Only
Worst Single: That one about being a billionaire, no idea who sang it.
Worst Band: My Chemical Romance
Best Dressed: Hunx & His Punx (for that mankini type thing!!)
Worst Dressed: Gaga (for the meat dress obviously)
Best Newcomer: Summer Camp
Legend: The Fall
Best Floor-Filler: Sleigh Bells - Infinity Guitars
Best Live Act: Les Savy Fav
Best Website: Soundblab (but I would say that)

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Actually, MCR are too easy a target for Worst Band, I'll change that to Mumford & Sons.

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Respect for voting for Mick Karn, Steve. Really great, under-rated musician.

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Best Album: Beach House - Teen Dream
Best Single: Acapella - Kelis
Best Band: Beach House
Best Solo Artist: Cocknbullkid mmmmmhot
Best Video: MEN - Off Our Backs
Best Album Artwork: MEN - Talk About Body
Worst Album: The Script - Science and...

Best Album: Beach House - Teen Dream
Best Single: Acapella - Kelis
Best Band: Beach House
Best Solo Artist: Cocknbullkid mmmmmhot
Best Video: MEN - Off Our Backs
Best Album Artwork: MEN - Talk About Body
Worst Album: The Script - Science and Faith
Worst Single: I Want To Be A Billionaire - A C***
Worst Band: Mumford and Sons
Best Dressed: Hunx and His Punx
Worst Dressed: Mumford and his many deformed Sons
Best Newcomer: MEN
Legend: David Bowie
Best Floor-Filler: Acapella - Kelis
Best Live Act: Beach House
Best Website: Soundblab lolzzzard

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Best Album: Autechre - Oversteps
Best Single: The Chemical Brothers - Swoon
Best Band: Three Trapped Tigers
Best Solo Artist: Flying Lotus
Best Video: MEN - Off Our Backs
Best Album Artwork: MEN - Talk About Body
Worst Album: Shit Script album
Wor...

Best Album: Autechre - Oversteps
Best Single: The Chemical Brothers - Swoon
Best Band: Three Trapped Tigers
Best Solo Artist: Flying Lotus
Best Video: MEN - Off Our Backs
Best Album Artwork: MEN - Talk About Body
Worst Album: Shit Script album
Worst Single: Bruno Mars - Billionaire
Worst Band: My Chemical Romance (shame it wasn't an intimate romance with fucking polonium, the dicks)
Best Dressed: Hunx & His Punx
Worst Dressed: Lady Gaga
Best Newcomer: MEN
Legend: Edward Elgar
Best Floor-Filler: LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
Best Live Act: Roots Manuva was very good. So Roots Manuva.
Best Website: Soundblab, yeah? Yeah.

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Best Album: Cavalera Conspiracy - Blunt Force Trauma
Best Single: Pig With the Face of a Boy - A Complete History of the Soviet Union Arranged to the Melody of Tetris/
Slayer - World Painted Blood/ Matt Berry - the Pheasant
Best Band:...

Best Album: Cavalera Conspiracy - Blunt Force Trauma
Best Single: Pig With the Face of a Boy - A Complete History of the Soviet Union Arranged to the Melody of Tetris/
Slayer - World Painted Blood/ Matt Berry - the Pheasant
Best Band: Shining/Firewind/ Children of Bodom
Best Solo Artist: Rob Zombie
Best Video: Pig With the Face of a Boy - A Complete History of the Soviet Union Arranged to the Melody of Tetris/
Bonded by Blood - Prototype Death Machine/ Morbid Angel - The Blessed Are the Sick
Best Album Artwork: Children of Bodom - Relentless Reckless forever/ Sylosis - Edge of the Earth/ Watain -
Lawless Darkness
Worst Album: Weedeater - Jason...The Dragon
Worst Single: Winterfylleth - Forging the Iron of England
Worst Band: Your Demise/ Appalachian Terror Unit
Best Dressed: Sepultura
Worst Dressed: Appalachian Terror Unit
Best Newcomer: Cybercide
Legend: Dimmu Borgir/ Sepultura
Best Floor Filler: Blind Guardian - Valhalla/ Blood Brothers - Set Fire to the Face on Fire
Best Live Act: Matt Berry
Best Website: http://truecultheavymetal.com OR http://www.templeofwatain.com

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Best Album: The xx - The xx
Best Single: We speak no americano - yolanda be cool
Best Band: Coco Rosie
Best Solo Artist: Jamie Harrison
Best Video: Anything by Parry Gripp but especially shopping penguin
Best Album Artwork: The banned artwork for...

Best Album: The xx - The xx
Best Single: We speak no americano - yolanda be cool
Best Band: Coco Rosie
Best Solo Artist: Jamie Harrison
Best Video: Anything by Parry Gripp but especially shopping penguin
Best Album Artwork: The banned artwork for Kanye Wests my dark beautifull fantasy is pretty cool, though its debatable whether it was ever going to be released
Worst Album: Drake
Worst Single: Some of that really mediocre folk pop that got made far too quick and rushed out onto the radio in the wake of mumford etc
Worst Band: Probably theese guys ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_thFIwpUCQ
Best Dressed: Coco Rosie
Worst dressed: Hard to say, most bands don't really make an effort. Hard to discriminate between the vast apathy at the bottom of the heap
Best Newcomer: Ellie Rose
Legend: Stevie Wonder (I've previously found him unpalatably cheesy but this year I have begun to appreciate his genius)
Best floor filler: The excision and Datsik remix of alpha centuri by Noisia
Best Live act: The Boxettes
Best Website: Ted, although if you mean specifically about music then soundblab obviously

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