Welcome to the FIFTEENTH Fuzzies! (I'm late this year.) I've posted this here for a while so I think most of you know how this works. Two votes in each normal category, three in the Hall of Fame. Voting lasts until Sunday the 23rd (although I honestly don't know why I keep voting alive that long when I generally get votes for about four days and then just sit on it, but whatever man...)
All hyperlinks go to a related Youtube video, in case you're not familiar with all the nominees. Also, don't feel like you need to vote in every category - feel free to cast votes in as few (or as many) as you like.
Post your votes here or send them in a PM. Thanks a million!
COVER SONG OF THE YEAR “Telephone”, by Pomplamoose
COMPILATION/SOUNDTRACK OF THE YEAR “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” soundtrack (Best movie of the year too, Metric’s “Black Sheep” is worth the purchase on this one alone)
COMEDY ALBUM OF THE YEAR “Fart and Weiner Jokes”, by Brian Posehn
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR “This Too Shall Pass”, by OK Go
SONG OF THE YEAR “Fuck You”, by Cee-Lo Green
WORST ARTIST OF THE YEAR Justin Beiber
ARTIST OF THE YEAR Gorillaz (On the basis of their Letterman appearance alone which was PHENOMINAL)
ALBUM OF THE YEAR “Plastic Beach”, by Gorillaz
HALL OF FAME Elton John
"You are going to get a certain amount of snarkiness on the Internet no matter what, and my rule is that you don't post anything that you wouldn't say to someone's face." Marc Andreyko (Writer of DC Comic's "Manhunter")
Like some others, I'm not all that aware of a lot of this stuff. I don't listen to much new-music radio these days. There was a bunch of stuff that I found on the web this year and liked, most of which is not here. "Baby Lee" by Teenage Fanclub, "Crash Years" by New Pronographers, and "After You're Gone" by the Len Price 3 were my favorite songs of the year. But let's see what's worth a vote (I'll be skipping some categories).
An alphabetical list of Fuzzies Hall of Fame inductees (3 a year since the first awards in 1996). The only criteria for induction is an elapsed time of ten years since their first recording "of note".
Alice In Chains The Beastie Boys The Beatles Beck Ben Folds Five Chuck Berry Black Sabbath David Bowie Johnny Cash Ray Charles The Clash Elvis Costello The Dead Kennedys The Doors Bob Dylan Green Day Jimi Hendrix Michael Jackson Led Zeppelin John Lennon Bob Marley and the Wailers Metallica Willie Nelson Nirvana Pearl Jam Pink Floyd Queen R.E.M. The Ramones Red Hot Chili Peppers The Rolling Stones Run DMC The Smashing Pumpkins Soundgarden Bruce Springsteen The Talking Heads They Might Be Giants The Velvet Underground Tom Waits The Who Stevie Wonder "Weird Al" Yankovic
Two music industry legends have died this week. Desmond Dekker, the self proclaimed King Of Ska died of a heartattack yesterday. Many of you may not know of him, but he predated Bob Marley in bring Ska/Reggae music to America.