I haven’t been paying attention to this.
But the finalists for the second annual XM/Verge Awards has been announced.
Not sure if the finalist are voting based or judging based.
So here is the category.
Artist of the Year:
Album Of the Year:
- Alexisonfire – Old Crows/Young Cardinals (WINNER)
- Arkells – Jackson Square
- Joel Plaskett – Three (Review on Volume 3, Volume 2 and Volume 1)
- Metric – Fantasies (Review)
- Mother Mother – O My Heart (Review)
Winners will be revealed on September 22nd which is one day after the Polaris Music Prize.
My prediction for Best Artist will be:
Popularity wise: Alexisonfire (depending on how websavy the teens/fans are).
Artistic Merit wise: Joel Plaskett or Dan Mangan (He totally deserves to win).
But I want Said The Whale to win.
Popularity wise I would say Alexisonfire annd MetricT
Artistic merit wise: Three by Joel Plaskett or O My Heart
The underdog will be Mother Mother’s O My Heart.
But I want Joel to win since its a big ambitious album.
These are my prediction.
Congrats to Dan Mangan, he totally deserves it.
Means he will be a bigger star now and selling out shows.