Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:27 PM
Best Album Tracks - The soundslikeanouttakefromkick "Elm City" from "Now Or Heaven" by The Broken West, The beautiful "Echo/Always On/Easy Con" off of "Furr", "The Color Of A Broken Heart Is Blue" from "Blame It On Gravity"
Best Album Openers - There Is No Hiding Place, Momofuku, Sleepytime In The Western World, Furr, "The Rat Patrol And DJ's" Dual Hawks, "Dragonfly Pie", Emotional Trash
Best Album Closers - "Volcano" from Modern Guilt The old fashioned gatefold?
Artists of the Year - Paul Westerberg, Fucking up his second act almost as much as his first act (not referring to his wal*mart guitar)
Video of the Year - I saw one by the Black Keys that was pretty funny.
Best Music-Related Movies - I have not seen "Christmas On Mars" yet, but I'm sure that's it.
Best Music-Related Books - "All Over But The Shouting" written last year, read this year.
Best Live Acts - Wilco and The White Stripes
Biggest Letdown - The Breeders
Best Music-Related Pop Culture Moments - When Pres. Elect Obama won the nom for the Dems and started singing "I'm Your Man" by Lennie Cohen. That was pretty cool.
Best Album Cover - Furr - Blitzen Trapper
Biggest WTF Song - Highly Suspicious by MMJ
Best New Artist of 2008 - Fleet Foxes
Best Cover Song - "You Really Got A Hold On Me" She And Him, you can never go wrong with Smokey
Worst Album Cover - Breeders Mountain Battles, Paul's 49:00, Ryan's Cardinology, all pretty lame.