Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Beats: PVA 2011 2nd Qtr Nominees- Pop

The 2011 Platinum Vinyl Awards Marathon has reached the half-way mark. Only six months to go until the entry period closes. There was an abundance of eligible releases, and one of the most prolific was Pop, with twelve entries. There will be seven posts this time around. There were no entries for Children's Music,  and Alternative, Folk/Folk Rock, and Rap/Hip Hop will be combined into a single post.

The 2Q PVA 2011 eligible Pop Album of the Year entries are:
  • Francesca Battistelli - Hundred More Years
  • Blessid Union of Souls - The Mission Field
  • Caedmon's Call - Raising Up The Dead
  • Michael Card - An Invitation To Awe
  • After Edmund - Times Have Changed
  • Eisley - The Valley
  • Jamie Grace - Hold On
  • Martha's Trouble - Anchor Tattoo
  • Shawn McDonald - Closer
  • Holly Starr - Tapestry
  • Ryan Stevenson - Yesterday, Today, Forever
  • Josh Wilson - See You
The release of a physical CD for Caedmon's Call puts the release in contention for a second year, though it is now categorized as Pop and Alternative, and not Folk. Eisley, After Edmund and Martha's Trouble are also multi category entrants. As always, please feel free to comment on the selections and make your case for entrants that I may have passed on. You can get my quick hits for January, February, and March 2011 (the second Quarter for PVA Eligibility) by clicking on the months. Remember this is not a final list. Once the eligibility year is over the pool of entries must be reduced to seven. Finally, I would like to announce that there are just days to go until the Awarding of the 2010 Platinum Vinyl Awards. I will announce the posting schedule in advance, so keep this page bookmarked.