Monday, December 8, 2008

Stereogum's "Gummy" Awards

Stereogum recently polled readers and has now released some BEST OF 2008 results. Some of the results surprised me.

BEST ALBUM OF 2008
1) Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
2) TV on the Radio Dear Science
3) Bon Iver For Emma Forever Ago

Some disappointments for me were the ranking of Beck's Modern Guilt at a mediocre #18 and lower yet was My Morning Jacket's Evil Urges at #21. Even more depressing was the Raconteurs' Consolers of the Lonely at #33 with one of my new favorites, Blitzen Trapper's Furr, right behind. I was also surprised to see Death Cab's Narrow Stairs ranked relatively high at #14. BOO, Stereogum Readers.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2008
1) Radiohead "House of Cards"
2) Gnarls Barkley "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"
3) of Montreal "Id Engager"

BEST LIVE ACT OF 2008
1) Radiohead
2) of Montreal
3) My Morning Jacket

of Montreal beats Radiohead any day. Kevin Barnes hung himself on stage for god's sake.

INDIE ROCK CRUSH (FEMALE) (prepare yourself for disappointment, Kappy)
1) Zooey Deschanel (She & Him)
2) Jenny Lewis
3) Feist

INDIE ROCK CRUSH (MALE)
1) Kevin Barnes (of Montreal)
2) Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend)
3) Conor Oberst

WHOA. Jack White didn't even make top ten?! Not acceptable. P.S. Ryan Adams was #7.

MOST OVERRATED ACT
1) Vampire Weekend
2) MGMT
3) Kanye West


What do you think? What were your favorites this year and who do you think should have taken the glory??

2 comments:

Hot Cizzle said...

I like fleet foxes but I don't think they should have won. I probably would have given the nod to Bon Iver but I guess I am biased.

khutch said...

I think Of Montreal should have won best live act. I've seen both bands play and all Radiohead had to offer was some fancy lights. Of Montreal was waaaaaaaaaay better