Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Beats: PVA 2011 2nd Qtr Nominees - Alternative Folk Rap

No, that's not a new genre, though it does sound intriguing. It's just that there weren't enough entries in either of the three categories this time around to justify its own post, so I am combining the categories.

And the 2nd Qtr 2011 Best Rap Album Nominees are:
  • Deitrick Haddon - Church on the Moon
  • Canton Jones - Dominionaire
  • Lecrae - Rehab: Overdose
Lecrae is the only true rap artist considered this time around. Haddon and Jones are multi category nominees, but particularly suited to Gospel.

And the 2nd Qtr 2011 Best Alternative Album Nominees are:
  • Caedmon's Call - Raising up the Dead
  • Tenth Avenue North - Inside and In Between
The release of a physical CD by Caedmon's Call this quarter allowed for a re-classification as Alternative and Pop, and not Folk. Tenth Avenue North is here on its own merits.

And the 2nd Qtr 2011 Best Folk/Folk Rock Album Nominees are:
  • The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
  • Martha's Trouble - Anchor Tattoo
Martha's Trouble is another multi-genre nominee, being also nominated as Pop. The early talk has The Civil Wars Barton Hollow being the front runner by a large margin. They are the prohibitive favorite.

That concludes the announcement of the 2nd Qtr 2011 entrants. See You with the 3rd Qtr in July.