Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Music Review Database Awards 2011



These are international awards. Winners should be very proud to rise above the rest in the eyes of Music Review Database. 2011 was a great year for music and it was very hard picking a clear cut winner for most categories.

Album of the Year  
- Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
- tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
- Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
- PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
- M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Single of the Year
- Bon Iver- Holocene
- Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
- M83- Midnight City
- PJ Harvey- The Words that Maketh Murder
- Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know

Best New Artist
- Iceage
- Wild Flag
- Julianna Barwick
- EMA
- Braids

Oustanding Contribution to Music
- John Peel
- David Bowie
- Van Morrison

Best Album Artwork
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
- PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
- James Blake - James Blake
- Radiohead - The King of Limbs
- Cut Copy - Zonoscope


Best Female Singer 
- Erika M. Anderson (EMA)
- PJ Harvey
- Kate Bush
- Julianna Barwick
- Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs)

Best Male Singer
- Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)
- Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes)
- Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
- Anthony Gonzalez (M83)
- Peter Silberman (The Antlers)

Live Act 
- My Morning Jacket
- Foals
- James Blake
- The Kills
- LCD Soundsystem

Music Video of the Year
- Tyler The Creator - Yonkers
- Radiohead - Lotus Flower
- Battles - My Machines
- Destroyer - Kaputt
- M83 - Midnight City

Website of the Year
- YouTube
- Pitchfork
/mu/
- The Needle Drop
- Stereogum

Best Festival
- Roskilde (Denmark)
- Glastonbury (UK)
- Coachella (USA)
- Primavera Sound (Spain)
- Pitchfork (USA)

Best Producer
- Kanye West
- The Weeknd
- Craig Silvey
- Paul Epworth
- Danger Mouse

Best 'End of Year' List
- Pitchfork
- NME
- Drowned In Sound
- MOJO
- The Wire

Music Review Database Award for Innovation
- Phil Spector

Critic of the Year
- Sasha Frere-Jones (The New Yorker)
- Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop)
- Ian Cohen (Pitchfork)
- Laura Barton (The Guardian)
- Mark Edwards (The Times)

Unsucsessful hype of the Year
- Tyler, The Creator
- Radiohead
- Skrillex

Artist of the Year
- M83
- Kanye West
- Tim Hecker
- Jon Hopkins
- PJ Harvey

Songwriter of the Year
- PJ Harvey
- Kate Bush
- Erika M. Anderson
- King Creosote
- Tom Waits

Most underated Album of the Year
- Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
- Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
- Tim Hecker - Ravendeath, 1972
- Destroyer - Kaputt
- WU LYF - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain

Most overated Album of the Year
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
- The Antlers - Burst Apart
- Tyler, The Creator - Goblin
- Radiohead - The King of Limbs
- Battles - Gloss Drop

Worst Awards Show
- 54th Grammy Awards
- Brit Awards
- NME Awards

Worst TV Show
- Glee
- Eastenders
- Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

Worst 'Pop' Single of the Year
- Katy Perry - Firework
- Adele - Someone Like You
- Lady Gaga - Born This Way
- Jessie J - Domino
- Lana Del Ray - Video Games

Worst Album 
- Jessie J - Who Are You
- Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu
- LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking
- Chris Brown - F.A.M.E
- Lady Gaga - Born This Way

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