Sunday, February 13, 2005

Plug It In

If you need to know about new music, learn about current music, or rediscover old music, I have some guidelines for you. Brought to you courtesy of PLUG.

"PLUG is a collection of music lovers: writers, DJs, webmasters, artists, filmmakers, managers, indie retailers, and most importantly - fans, who gather togther each year to celebrate the artists who live and flourish in the margins..."

The PLUG peole have voted, and these are the results:

Album of the Year
TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch And Go)

Artist Of The Year

New Artist Of The Year
Arcade Fire

Male Artist Of The Year
Tom Waits

Female Artist Of The Year
Jean Grae

Hip-Hop Album Of The Year
Madvillain - Madvillany (Stones Throw)

Punk Album Of The Year
Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First (Epitaph)

Metal Album Of The Year
Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine (Relapse)

Electronic/Dance Album Of The Year
Mouse On Mars - Radical Connector (Thrill Jockey)

Americana Album Of The Year
Iron And Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop)

Indie Rock Album Of The Year
Interpol - Antics (Matador)

DJ Album Of The Year
RJD2 - Since We Last Spoke (Definitive Jux)

Avant Album Of The Year
Liars - They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (Mute)

Record Label Of The Year
Definitive Jux

Live Act Of The Year
Death Cab For Cutie

Record Producer of the Year
Danger Mouse

Album Art/Packaging of the Year
Arcade Fire – Funeral (Merge)

Music Website Of The Year

Magazine Of The Year
The Wire

Specialty Show Of The Year (Commercial Radio)
KDLD, Los Angeles, "Dead Air” (Indie 103.1)

College/Non-Comm Radio Station Of The Year
KEXP, Seattle, WA

Internet Radio Station of the Year

Record Store of the Year
Amoeba Music, Hollywood, CA

Best Music DVD of the Year
Rock Against Bush, Vol 2

If you think your radio sucks, and want to hear something different, do some research with the folks who won (or were nominated) for these awards. Oh yea, and weren't the Grammys tonight?