Music Awards 2011Posted: January 18, 2012
Welcome to the third annual holymansam.wordpress.com Music Awards!
First up is Best Album
The nominations are:
Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay – The band have furthered their reputation as a group of musicians incapable of making a bad album. The barely pronounceable Mylo Xyloto was a great success, but you knew that already. The highlight was undoubtedly the band’s first single “Paradise”. Other notable elements include a collaboration with Rhianna and their stunning opener “Hurts Like Heaven”.
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters – This is a strong contender for Foo Fighter’s best ever album. It’s everything you’d expect from the band and more. Pure and simple rock music at its best.
Hands All Over – Maroon 5 – There was no need to write a song as terrible as “Moves Like Jagger”. Neither was it necessary to choose such an overly sexualised album cover. But neither of those two points take away the fact Maroon 5 have released an outstanding and massively underrated album. It’s always controversial to compare anyone to the legendary Michael Jackson but I’m going to be cheeky and dare to claim that the vocal ability, songwriting skill and all-round funkiness of this band is comparable (though not equal) to MJ’s.
Odd Soul – Mutemath – This is Mutemath’s most mainstream sounding album to date. As well as producing some of the best alternative rock music I’ve heard all year, they put together this outstanding music video for Blood Pressure.
Vice Verses – Switchfoot - The band proved they are in a league of their own with this excellent release. It’s everything we’ve come to expect from the band and more. Those of you in the UK may not be familiar with them as they aren’t big here, but now you’ve read this, you cannot claim ignorance. Check them out! [Read my full review here]
Aaaand the winner is….
The next award is for the Worst Song of the Year.
Rebecca Black – Friday The hate surrounding this song is probably more disgusting than the music itself. Nevertheless, it hasn’t been popular and all in all it’s easy to see why!
Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera- Moves Like Jagger The fact that this song is “catchy” is no defense. It’s not a redeeming feature when there’s lyrics like “take me by the tongue”. You can keep it Christina, no one wants it.
Justin Bieber- Never Say Never Ahh Bieber, why are you so unpopular? Part of me wants to say he makes people happy, leave the poor kid alone! As much as I dislike his music, I can’t help but feel sorry for the boy. I’m sorry Justin, but this isn’t a personality competition. And for that reason, Never Say Never gets its nomination.
and the winner is…
Best Song Of The Year (click the song title to hear it)
Furious – Jeremy Riddle. This is the best worship song that has been released all year. So powerful.
Dark Horses – Switchfoot. With their amps turned up higher than the “Meant To Live” recording, this is Switchfoot’s greatest single to date.
Black & White – Royal Tailor. Funky goodness from a band that appeared out of nowhere. The whole album was a most pleasant surprise.
Blood Pressure – Mutemath. They deserve an award of their own just for the video to be honest…
Slumber - Needtobreathe. This is the kind of song that almost anyone would love. Simple acoustic songwriting at it’s best.
And the winner is….[CLICK HERE]
Finally the last 3 award winners are…
Independent Release Of The Year – We Began by Chasing Owls
Worship Album Of The Year – Spirit Break Out by Worship Central
Band/Artist Of The Year – Owl City for Adam Young’s achievement of following up what could have been a “one hit wonder” with another fantastic album, that pushes the boundaries without re-inventing the wheel (mixed metaphor fail).
That’s it for this year folks! Thanks for stopping by. Please go ahead and share your best and worst of 2011 with me in the comments below.