With Anna and Mark offering their opinions about who they think will win the various categories, it’s now my turn. It also turns out that I may be the one who listened to the most music of the three editors, but my tastes vary a lot from every one else.
So who do I think will win?
Album of the Year
With the album of the year, I’ve listened to three of the five nominees. I appreciate Chang Kiha and the Faces and really like The Black Skirts, but my pick for album of the year has to go to Idiotape.
The album is just an excellent transition of electronica and live instruments. Each song on the album is amazing. Even with some of the songs from their 0805 EP, the overall package is stronger than anything else on the list.
I think it’s between 2NE1 and IU and I’m a big IU fan. While I prefer her unofficial songs when she’s playing guitar and bypassing the Kpop that she normally sings, “Good Day” is an impressive display of vocal ability. 2NE1 have a stronger visual presence, but I’ve found their image has taken prominence over their music.
I’m pretty sure that it’s going to be between 10cm and Chang Kiha. I find 10cm’s music preferable to Chang Kiha, even though I can see the great talent of Chang Kiha, so I have to give it to 10cm.
I have to go with Neon Bunny since I haven’t heard anything else.
Yellow Monsters hands down.
Also another tough category. Idiotape and Trampauline are the strongest, but f(x) might take it.
Defconn has a good album, but I’m partial to Swings with his lyrical delivery and great samples.
It’s between “Riot!” and “Sonic Boom.”
Again, there are some really strong nominees. But I have to go with Huckleberry Finn’s “빗소리.”
UV all the way. I didn’t even know that “Itaewon Freedom” was from 2011.
Best Dance and Electronic Song
Choosing between indie and pop is difficult because I like both genres. I would like Trampauline or T-ara to win, but I think 2NE1 will win.
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