Great Solo Performances

May 31, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: nilpferd
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Peace PieceBill Evansflorian7
2That Joke Isn't Funny AnymoreJanice Whaleybarbryn
3AngieBert JanschYippeeYouCantSeeMe
4Atlantic CityBruce SpringsteenAddicks123
5Tom's DinerSuzanne VegaOlivesNightie
6Portrait of TracyJaco Pastoriuslachute
7Whitman's WoodJohn Surmanuntergunther
8PeauxKuniko KatoXanh_cay
9Another Man's Done GoneOdettaattwilightlarks
10Alla L'aa KeToumani DiabatéLyntonCrosby
11Hard Time Killing Floor BluesSkip Jamesonarope
12Monkey FistPhillip RoebuckShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sketch for SummerDurutti ColumnHarryPilling
2The Saturday BoyBilly Braggdylan37
3Nothing in RamblingMemphis MinnieBeyondOurKev
4Fascinating RhythmJacob CollierXanh_cay
5Round MidnightJoe Passsonofwebcore
6I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)Thelonius Monkuntergunther
7Moondog's SymphonyMoondogbllckchps
8TodiCharanjit SinghRavi Raman
9Squarepusher ThemeSquarepusherLagado
10Nobody's Fault But MineBlind Willie JohnsonXanh_cay

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Songs About Non-Alcoholic Drinks

May 30, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: uneasy listening
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Here Comes AliceJesus & Mary Chainhappyclapper
2Glass of WaterThe Lithicsvanwolf2
3Let's Go Get CokesThe FactionSkydog7
4Diet CokeThe Priestsvanwolf2
5Hot ChocolateShonen KnifeTarquinSpodd
6IsotopacolaChineapple PunxCarpgate
7Lemon TeaSheena & the RokketsTarquinSpodd
8Hot Chocolate BoyBeat HappeningUncleben
9And In a NutshellChumbawambamegadom
10Hot MilkJackie Mittoonilpferd

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Deeper WellEmmylou HarrisSuzi
2Bring a Little Water, SylvieLeadbellyTarquinSpodd
3Jailer Bring Me WaterBobby Darindeanofromoz
4I'd Rather Drink the Muddy WaterCats and the Fiddleseverin
5Cool Drink of Water BluesTommy Johnsonmagicman
6Cool WaterSons of the Pioneersseverin
7Bread and Water BluesKid Stormy Weathermagicman
8It MekDesmond DekkerTarquinSpodd
9You Don't Miss Your WaterWilliam BellNicko
10Agua de BeberAstrud Gilbertomagicman

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Songs About New Orleans

May 24, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1My Dawlin' New OrleansL'il Queenie and the PercolatorsLyntonCrosby
2Steamboat StompJelly Roll Morton & his Red Hot Peppersmagicman
3New OrleansGary U.S. BondsAddicks123
4New Orleans (After the City)The Hot 8 Brass bandGreatGrendel
5The Lakes of PontchartrainPaul Bradysuzi
6Congo SquareSonny Landrethdave56
7Marie LaveauDr. JohnLyntonCrosby
8Lady MarmaladePatti LabelleFuel
9La Danse de Mardi GrasThe Balfa BrothersMussoliniheadkick
10Meet de Boys on the BattlefrontWild Tchoupitoulasngoo
11Later, On DecaturDave FerratoID877151
12Black RainBen Harperstevenjameshyde
13This CitySteve EarleGreatGrendel

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1HoustonMary Chapin Carpenterthoughtballoons
2Bourbon Street BluesLouis PrimaLyntonCrosby
3New Orleans FunctionLouis ArmstrongBeyondOurKev
4New Orleans The Staple SingersJustthem
5Street ParadeEarl Kingattwilightlarks
6Devil's QueenBlack Stone Cherrymisterbadexample
7Mardi Gras MamboThe Hawkettespmarfleet
8My Indian RedDr. JohnRavi Raman
9They Wore BlueOtis TaylorFuel
10Witch Queen of New OrleansRedboneRavi Raman
11Take Me to the Mardi GrasPaul SimonMaggie B
12Bourbon Street ParadeWynton Marsalisdrunkenpanda
13Jock-a-MoJanes "Sugar Boy" CrawfordFMastropolo
14Canal Street BluesJohn Lee HookerStevenFlanagan
15Big Bad JohnJimmy DeanSpotTheWhopper
16Message to MichaelDionne Warwickseverin
17HomeCowboy MouthRavi Raman
18ChaptersCha Wauntergunther
19New Orleanian Love SongChristian Scott aTunde Adjuahnilpferd
20MagnoliaWilliam TopleyDarceysDad

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Music That Marks Artistic Trends of the 21st Century

May 23, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: nilpferd
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Seven Nation ArmyThe White Stripesmegadom
2Punk PrayerPussy Riotseverin
3JobseekerSleaford ModsFretlessBasser
4American GuiltUnknown Mortal OrchestraShivSidecar
5Fix Up, Look SharpDizzee Rascalamylee
6LatchDisclosure ft. Sam Smithmagicman
7Carbon 7 (161)JlinDiscoMonster
8Future StringsCatrin Finch and Sekou KeitaSuzi
9BinkySnarky PuppyLeaveitallbehind
10FormationBeyoncébishbosh
11Aint' Misbehavin'Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocellountergunther
12PynkMonae, Janellebarbryn

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Best of TimesSage FrancisLeaveitallbehind
2Change of the GuardKamasi Washingtonmagicman
3TeardropsThe XXnosuchzone
4PillsSt. Vincentbishbosh
5Lucky GirlFazerdazeTarquinSpodd
6Work ItMissy Elliottmagicman
7Smells Like Teen SpiritRobert Glasper Experimentuntergunther
8My Queen is Ada EastmanSons of KemetAlBahooky
9HopoponoGoGo PenguinFretlessBasser
10Blacker the BerryKendrick Lamarmagicman
11Video GamesLana del RayParaMhor
12Laissez PasserTootArdUncleben

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Songs About Family

May 17, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Gary Willis (Fintan28)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Family AffairSly and the Family StoneWordChazer
2Coming Around AgainCarly Simonflorian7
3Shame and Scandal in the FamilyShawn ElliottLyntonCrosby
4Family PortraitPinktoothill
5The FogKate Bushdavidabsalom
6Galway and MayoThe Saw Doctorsgordonimmel
7The Picture BookThe KinksFMastropolo
8The HouseAir Traffic ControllerShoegazer
9Family ReunionJill Scottorganicplastic
10Stay Up LateTalking HeadsStevenFlanagan
11I Love You Like a BrotherAlex LaheyStevenFlanagan
12Ode to the FamilyThe Cranberriessistayes

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1We Are FamilySister SledgeWordChazer
2Long Time GoneThe Dixie Chickshudswell
3I'm My Own GrandpaThe JestersForfallForAll
4Prodigal SonThe Rolling Stonesdave56
5OutfitDrive By TruckersDavid Kelly
6Island StyleJohn Cruzdrunkenpanda
7Grandpa's SongVika & Lindadeanofromoz
8Used CarsBruce SpringsteenYojimboMukairee
9When the Boat Comes InAlex Glasgowbllckchps
10Papa Don't PreachMadonnaWordChazer
11We're a Happy FamilyThe Ramonesunclearleo
12Consider YourselfCast of Oliverflorian7

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Bright Songs with Dark Topics

May 16, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: philipphilip99
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1CelebrationYoung Fresh FellowsSweetHomeAlabama
2You Got to MoveReverend Gary Davistincanman
3Girlfriend in a ComaThe Smithsbarbryn
4Hearts & CrossesHeavenlyuneasy listening
5Suki, Suki, DaisukiJun TogawaTarquinSpodd
6I Love Pop MusicBen LeeSweetHomeAlabama
7Chillout TentThe Hold SteadyDarceysDad
8The Right ProfileThe ClashAlBahooky
9Lost HorizonsGin Blossomsamylee
10CrashThe PrimitivesSweetHomeAlabama

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Feel So GoodRichard ThompsonSweetHomeAlabama
2I Was a Kamikaze PilotHoodoo GurusUncleben
3So WhatPinkoutoftheblue
4This is AmericaChildish GambinoDiscoMonster
5Someone Keeps Moving My ChairThey Might Be GiantsSweetHomeAlabama
6Going to HellThe Brian Jonestown MassacreSkydog7
7Not If You Were the Last Junkie on EarthThe Dandy WarholsShivSidecar
8Cat O' NineThe Mighty DiamondsNicko
9AmplifierThe dB'sShivSidecar
10Going Down to LiverpoolKatrina and the Wavesamylee

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Songs About Youthfulness

May 10, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Marco den Ouden (Marconius7)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1We Are Youngfun.DarceysDad
2In BetweeenJudy Garlandargybargy
3Diary of a Teen TragedySmoking PopesDarceysDad
4Wouldn't It Be NiceBeach Boysdrunkenpanda
5The RiverBruce Springsteenrichardw65
6Children of the RevolutionKirsty MacCollStevenFlanagan
7KidsStyle of Eye ft. SoSoStevenFlanagan
8Electric YouthDebbie GibsonSweetHomeAlabama
9YMCAVillage Peoplemisterbadexample
1022Taylor SwiftEnglishOutlaw
11Sons OfScott Walkerflorian7
12Forever YoungAlphavilleFatherChewyLouie
13Young at HeartFrank Sinatradrunkenpanda

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Young at HeartBluebellsrichardw65
2All the Young DudesMott the Hoopleattwilightlarks
3Kick PushLupe FiascoGoldie Dee
4Enjoy YourselfPrince Busterattwilightlarks
5TeenagersMy Chemical RomanceIsabelleForshaw
6Objects in the Mirror May Be Closer Than They AppearMeat LoafHopelessCase
7The Unborn ByronSlapp Happynosuchzone
8Jail BaitAndre WilliamsDaniel Towns
9Cherry BombRunawaysHopelessCase
10What's UpFour Non BlondesHopelessCase
11Jack and DianeJohn MellencampIsabelleForshaw
12Yesterday When I Was YoungRoy ClarkSweetHomeAlabama
13YouthDaughterFretlessbasser
14Young LoveSonny JamesFintan28
15Youth Knows No PainLykke LiStevenFlanagan
16ComplicatedAvril LavigneIsabelleForshaw
17Those Were the DaysMary HopkinStevenFlanagan
18Tomorrow Belongs to Mefrom Cabaretphilipphilip99
19Earache My EyeCheech & Chongmikedow
20Because You're YoungCock Sparrerwyngatecarpenter
21When You're Young and in LoveFlying PicketsThesubhuman
22Girls and BoysAlabama Shakeskneelc
23Dear DaughterHalestormMizSG99
24End of the InnocenceDon HenleyJohnPEpstein
25The DaydreamLucinda Belle Orchestraseverin

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Songs About Bags and Containers

May 9, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Leaveitallbehind
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Set That Baggage DownDavid CrosbyJoelle
2Heart Shaped BoxNirvanahappyclapper
3First I Look at the PurseThe ContoursBeltway Bandit
4Trunk BoxThe Mother HipsSkydog7
5Handbags and GladragsRod StewartRavi Raman
6A Basket of FlowersThe Nightcrawlerstreefrogdemon
7Brown Paper BagSyndicate of SoundRavi Raman
8I Got a Bag of My OwnJames Brownattwilightlarks
9Living in a BoxLiving in a Boxhappyclapper
10In My BoxFairfield ParlourShivSidecar
11Under My BedMeikoSweetHomeAlabama

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Papa's Got a Brand New PigbagPigbagbishbosh
2Put 'em in a Box, Tie 'em With a RibbonDoris DayTarquinSpodd
3The Boy With a Hammer in the Paper bagThe Invisible Mantreefrogdemon
4Sack Full of DreamsGrady TateJoelle
5BaggsL7Uncleben
6KinderDavid Garzanosuchzone
7We Are the Road CrewMotörheadUncleben
8100 BagsStormzymegadom
9Waitin' For the BusZZ TopAltraEgo
10Overnight BagRory Gallagherattwilightlarks
11Graveyard TrainCreedence Clearwater RevivalDjinnjaha
12Little Black BackpackStroke 9philipphilip99
13One Better DayMadnessJoelle

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Songs About Pragmatism

May 3, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Samantha Birchard (drunkenpanda)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Smoke in BedNina SimoneRavi Raman
2It's Better to Have (And Don't Need)Don Covayseverin
3Don't Look BackThemFintan28
4Come LoveBillie Holidaynilpferd
5KissPrincebllckchps
6FreedomBeyoncéGreatGrendel
7It's Like ThatRun DMCIsabelleForshaw
8Cry ToughAlton Ellis and the Flamesattwilightlarks
9Making Plans for NigelXTCMussoliniheadkick
10If War Should ComePublic Service Broadcastingbllckchps

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Songs About Immortality and Longevity

May 2, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Jocelyn Rose (treefrogdemon)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1HighwaymanThe HighwaymenSweetHomeAlabama
2My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)Neil Youngseverin
3Rivers RunKarine PolwartSuzi
4I Have Always Been Here BeforeJulian CopeBeltway Bandit
5We're Going to Live for a Very Long TimeHeaven 17Beltway Bandit
6No End to MeCadaver ClubEnglishOutlaw
7Leaning on the Everlasting ArmsMahalia JacksonRavi Raman
8Where the Soul Never DiesHank WilliamsParaMhor
9Eternal LoveDelano Stewartnosuchzone
10Forever YoungBob Dylanmegadom
11If We Were VampiresJason Isbell and the 400 UnitLeaveitallbehind
12Still LifeVan Der Graaf Generatormegadom

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1BlackstarBowie, DavidUncleben
2The Man Who Lives ForeverLord HuronRavi Raman
3Dixie Drug StoreGrant Lee BuffaloDarceysDad
4TroySinead O'ConnorShivSidecar
5Halfway ThereSlapp Happynosuchzone
6Playing in the BandGrateful DeadChris7572
7Older Than My Old Man NowLoudon Wainwright IIIseverin
8Eternal FlameThe Banglesamylee
9Live ForeverThe Dirty Guv'nahsSkydog7
10EternallySarah Vaughanmagicman
11Nosferatu ManSlintvanwolf2
12I Have the MoonMagnetic FieldsSongBarLandlord

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