Friday, December 14, 2007


Here are some year-end awards given to the musicians of 2007 that made it so much fun. It's Chunklet style, so if you happen to be an offended musician/artist on the list, unknot those panties.

The Disaster Waiting to Happen Award
The Stooges Release a new album

The Let Down Award
Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound

Worst Bruce Springsteen Tribute Album Award
Tie: The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible and Jason Anderson - Tonight

Most Gender Misleading Album Title Award
Adrian Orange & Her Band

Best 'Stache Award
Nick Cave

Band That Makes You Wish Out Hud Hadn't Broken Up Award

Sell Out Award
Thurston Moore

Worst Best New Music'd by Pitchfork
3-Way Tie: Black Lips Good Bad Not Evil, Daft Punk Alive 2007 and Grizzly Bear Friend EP

Best David Yow Offshoot
Pissed Jeans

Worst David Yow Offshoot

Dicking Around Award
Battles - Mirrored

Best Reissue Award
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth

Unnecessary Reissue Award
Foo Fighters - The Colour and The Shape

Outside Possibility Morrissey Didn't Ruin the Smiths Award
Jonny Marr in Modest Mouse

Most Sacriligous Music Act Award
Brian Chippendale's drumming on Bjork's Volta

Most Overrated Music Label Award
Arts and Crafts (for Kevin Drew, Los Campesinos, Stars)

Worst Music Label Output Award
Tie: Merge/Ipecac

"Too Many People Claim to Like This Band" Award
Animal Collective

Worst Pitchfork Review Award
Ryan Schrieber's Friend EP review

Spoon-Lite Award
Spoon's "Underdog"

Your Volvo Dad's Album of the Year
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Midlife Crisis Award
Kevin Barnes

Karen Carpenter Award
Bradford Cox

Biggest Music Trend Award
Getting band gear stolen and then having a web-zine posting about it

Baffling Hip Hop Hype by a Publication Award
The Fader (for Redman, Bone Thugs 'n Harmony, Collie Buddz)

Least Likely to Record an Album About Every State Award
Sufjan Stevens

Lone Cocorosie Supporter Award
John Darnielle

Egregious New Order Theft Award
M.I.A. ("20 Dollar")/LCD Soundsystem ("All My Friends")

Cherry Poppin' Daddies Award (Formerly the Macy Gray Award)
Amy Winehouse

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